Mamasita

4.2
334 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Mamasita is inspired by foreign travel and the experience of fast and fresh international foods, Mamasita is the forward thinking answer to the emerging popularity and awareness of modern Mexican food and beverage.
What 334 People Are Saying
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4.2
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, good vibe and great service from the staff.
Can wait to come back

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A
Brisbane / QLD
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. Service was very good. They have Paloma's on tap. Say no more.

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CH
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ordered the set menu (least expensive) and it was excellent. Would recommend this option. We arrived at 5:00pm for an early dinner and felt we made the right choice - quiet beginning, which was a great way to start the evening, then the place filled and had a great vibe. Highly recommend Mama Sita.

Mamasita
Responded 6 days ago

Hola ClareH! ¡Muchas gracias!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very patient staff helped our large group (from the country haha) through the menu and drinks list. We all loved it. Fish tacos were out of this world. Sangria was just right too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing, we were not served one average plate. The staff are attentive and understand their menu, are great at giving recommendations and helping with pairings. Very friendly and warm environment with simple but elegant decor.
The night was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Mamasita
Responded 6 days ago

¡Muchas gracias!

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L
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

The food was nice but the meals were small for the price. Also it was very noisey in the restaurant hard to hear each other without yelling and it felt to crowded, the tables are too close together to have a pleasant dining experience.

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L
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Having been a regular here for years I was quite disappointed with the food/service organisation.
We ordered a bottle of wine to settle in for a nice meal but 4/5 of our dishes were brought out at the same time and consequently, most of them were cool/by no means warm by the time we got to eat them.
Our plates were continually taken away before we were 100% finished. Staff were lovely and bubbly, but the venue as a whole as seemingly lost the pizazz that it used to have.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Please have the espresso Martini permanently on the menu - it is phenomenal!

Mamasita
Responded 6 days ago

¡Muchas gracias!

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GC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Food was very spicy and it wasn’t specified in the menu and even the staff didn’t tell us. Portions were very small, only the chocolate dessert was delicious. Noisy place, uncomfortable seats.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Food was fantastic, our waiter was very disengaged and grumpy. The rest of the team seemed great though, would recommend for sure!

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JF
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Well priced modern Mexican, excellent staff and good tasty

Mamasita
Responded 6 days ago

¡Muchas gracias!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It was good to be back after so many years. Food is great! That was the big bonus. Service can be a little more polite and attentive!
Not everyone speaks like an Aussie and understand Aussie accent. Speaking proper Standard English is important.

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GN
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I love going here when we are in Melbourne great food, free pouring sparkling water and great cocktails

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SM
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Basically non existent service and indifferent when around. Menu wasn't explained, no one to talk about mezcals or tequilas so we decided on just wine. I was surprised to see how quiet the venue has become since its hay-day. Food was OK, but I wouldn't come back for it.

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A
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I can’t wait to go back for more fried fish tacos!

Mamasita
Responded on 2 April 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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SM
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We dined at the bar....and a huge benefit was learning all about mezcal from our incredibly knowledgeable female bar tender. It really added to our experiece and enjoyment.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Staff are fantastic and really nice space to be in, had Feed Me Menu but did not feel it was great value for money. Lamb Tacos and Beef Tostadas were delicious, wasn't mad on the large chicken dish.

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Z
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Entree was outstanding but the main was a real let down. Chicken overcooked and bland and the rice smelled funky. Everything else was great

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EH
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect place for a catch up with friends. Delicious, shareable food and excellent service.

Mamasita
Responded on 28 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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Perth / WA
24 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We knew Mamasita as a popular restaurant so were glad when we were able to make a fairly last minute booking as my friend was in town on business. We had booked a bar table (as that's what we were offered at the time) but upon arriving at the restaurant we were asked if we'd like to change to a low 2 seater which we did and this was great. Tables are close together, it's not the largest restaurant and it's obvious that lots of people want to eat here so they have to be but staff handle this beautifully whether talking to you or filling up your (never empty) water glass. The menu was explained to us well - there are multiple set menu options (that they may be able to make adjustments to, we asked!) as well as a la carte with everything designed to share. We were craving tortilla chips and guacamole which wasn't in any of the set menus and not being the biggest dessert fans (which is included in all set menus) we opted to do our own thing. We ordered tortilla chips & dips, chargrilled corn in a bowl, nut chorizo tostada, rockling ceviche, grilled fish tacos, pork carnitas tacos and lamb rib chops. Oh my goodness the corn was soooo good! I could eat multiple bowls on my own. The ceviche and fish tacos were another highlight and the nut chorizo was an interesting vegan option. Whereas the pork tacos were very wet & salty and the lamb rib chops were rather hard to eat. By that stage of the meal we were getting full anyway so left some of the ribs and definitely weren't interested in dessert, although the options sounded nice. We washed all of that down with a jug of Pink Cooler which was lovely - refreshing and a little smoky. They were incredibly accommodating about my aversion to fresh coriander which is always a plus and very much appreciated in a Mexican restaurant. Overall a great night!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I've been to Mamasitas before a long time ago in 2010, it was so lovely to return and try out the dishes again. I had a friend visiting from the UK and he was very impressed with the quality and flavor of the food. Overall a very good experience. I would definitely recommend visiting Mamasita for a nice night out, dinner and drinks with friends.

Mamasita
Responded on 28 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have been wanting to dine with you for some time now. I’m a Coeliac and your restaurant was highly recommended. It did not disappoint. I will definitely be back and recommend it to others.

Mamasita
Responded on 20 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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SC
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Couldn’t fault a thing!! Never disappoints. Can’t wait to come back

Mamasita
Responded on 20 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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P
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Prompt service.Finger licking food!!Would definitely come back soon.

Mamasita
Responded on 20 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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KP
Singapore
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous meal. We did the staff favourites menu, and we could see why each dish was chosen! The staff were attentive and helpful, even taking corn off the cob for a member of our party who had visited the dentist.

There were surprises on the menu. The vegan taco was amazingly good - fantastic texture and amazing cashew crema.

Great meal, great service. We will come again the next time we are in Melbourne.

Mamasita
Responded on 14 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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BT
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Nut chorizo tostada was the best thing I’ve ever eaten

Mamasita
Responded on 14 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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SG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our meal here. The main was a little cold which was disapppinting. Everything else was delicious.

Mamasita
Responded on 14 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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RD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a thoroughly professional operation. We live in NZ but travel annually to Melbourne and this restaurant is always on our must do list. Our wait staff included Kara who was “in training”. We would not have not picked that she was new to the role. She was quite outstanding.

Mamasita
Responded on 14 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our evening out at Marmasita! Great music & delicious food! Fabulous attentive service. Really fun!! Hope to go back soon! Thanks Marmasita.

Mamasita
Responded on 14 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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K
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We arrived and seating was all well and good. Our waitress only bought one meal out and we sat and waited for the other for a while until we were able to grab her attention to find out where the other meal was. It was then discovered that she thought we were going to share the one meal as we had both ordered the same thing (probably confused by the fact that we were only given one menu, so my friend placed both orders). The mistake was fair enough but then the second meal took forever (it was only tacos!) and I sat and watched my friend finish her meal before mine even came out. I then ate mine while she sat and watched. This was disappointing, there was no apology. Trying to lighten our unfortunate situation my friend ordered two more margaritas ($17 a pop!) which then took an extraordinarily long time to appear. Next time I have a friend in town I will take them elsewhere.

Mamasita
Responded on 6 March 2019

Hi Kate, we really appreciate your feedback. It’s unfortunate that your time with us didn't live up to your expectations, and certainly, it is not the kind of service we strive for. I'd be very grateful if you could please contact me directly on the email we send you privately.

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HA
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly service. The team were knowledgeable about the menu and their recommendations were bang on!

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GH
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We loved our family meal at Mamsita's! We went on the recommendation of a friend. The flavours were amazing, service great, cool vibe, good air conditioning, prompt service. Our server was interesting to talk to and personable. Yes I would definitely recommend this to any group, family, work or friends crowd.

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JD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was fresh, inventive and delicious. I’m quite a wary eater, but I loved the dishes and will absolutely return frequently. I felt the drinks were just ok, not bad but not a drawcard.

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J
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overall a pleasant meal with great service. The food was nice but some items could do with more flavour. The shellfish tostada and vegie tacos were exceptional. The rockling ceviche was a let down with the fish being rubbery and over powered with citrus. Cochinita pork quesadilla was a little blend. The Paloma cocktail was amazing.

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MA
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food and drink. Our waitress was very attentive. The restaurant is very dim but has a great buzz to it. My cocktail was a little spicy for my liking but everyone else was brilliant. Highly recommend.

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EB
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Lovely. Could go a few more veg varieties. The flan was amazing. Definitely get the flan

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CT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was so delicious, the drinks were amazing, we had the Celebration banquet and it was just superb. The wait staff were very attentive and personable as well. Highly recommend. We will be back so soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Service was poor. Our table was occupied despite being booked in advance and staff fumbled around with no alternative so we had to stand in the middle of the
Room and wait, table never became available and ultimately seated elsewhere in a high traffic area where staff kept knocking into my back. Waitstaff were most unavailable when I need to order or get the bill, even a drink took a long time having to remind staff several times, food was okay not worth the hype. Noisy place.

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KP
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food and margaritas. They only negative was that we had a booking and weren’t seated until 20 mins later.

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ED
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, fabulous view of Collins Street, amazingly attentive service from Max (Max-He-Can!) Will definitely go back for the cheesy corn again!

Mamasita
Responded on 8 March 2019

¡Muchas gracias!

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