Mamasita

4.3
293 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Fun
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 293 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service. Best Margherita ever -it’s the new favourite restraunt in my family!

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LP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Staff were amazing!

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SC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great staff and cocktails. Some dishes were better than others. Highly recommend the corn starter.

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b
3 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Food was OK - but just OK. We had about 6 or 7 dishes. Would come back for one (maybe two). Shellfish Tostata was best dish. Ceviche rubbery.

Dessert was much better than the mains. Home made Creme Caramel was amazing and well worth a try.

Service was great - friendly and very helpful.

Overall I was a little disappointed. For a very busy place, food wasn't up to scratch.

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s
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Started with sweet corn on the cob, flavour was good but corn was undercooked. Tequila shots were amazing specially with the shot of spicy tomato juice and also came at the right time.
Food was average and was shadowed by the mountain of meat leaving no room for other elements to shine. Tacos were overfilled with meat and not enough acidity to cut through making the dishes very 1 dimensional. Burrata with mole was the biggest disappointment, the dish was cold and the mole itself had too much cumin so we couldn’t taste anything else. Creme caramel was average, overcooked and the caramel needed to be taken a bit further to get some bitter notes because the addition of dulce de leche made it way too sweet abd very lacking in presentation.
Service was good, our waitress looked after us really well even though she was so busy, i don’t know her name( tall blonde) but the bar got bombarded so we had to wait about 15mins for some tequila shots.

Favourites; rockling cheviche (beautiful flavour, fresh and could have eaten more of, crispy fried white bait and the grilled chicken.

Hope this review was of some help...
not sure if i will be back
Good luck!

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MA
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

We had the tasting menu (10 dishes). It wasn’t what I personally expected. It ended up being too much corn and a lot less flavour. The tostadas were the only highlight. I would only consider coming back to try the tacos. The wine recommendations were good and the service from Carolina was attentive and warm.

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

Food flavour and quality was very good and service too. Seating is very close together at the standard tables

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G
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was happy with our choice for a few drinks (cucumber jalapeno cocktail!!) and vego/GF snacks pre-show at the Forum. Thought we'd have to give up our table after a few hours but it was a relatively quiet night so we were able to take our time. Staff very attentive, friendly and accommodating to dietary requirements. Amazing vego options!

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VR
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was our fist time there and everything was perfect! Our waiter, Max, gave us excellent suggestions and the food was so tasty and generous. The ambiance was quiet enough for us to have a good conversation yet lively and energetic. We would certainly visit again!

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MR
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved Mamasita! Would have received 5 stars in every category if it weren’t for the 10% Sunday surcharge, but very common and completely understandable so no complaints here!

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KB
10 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic Mexican food. Great service. A must do.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The service was exceptional and made the dining experience thoroughly enjoyable. Leo was our waiter and he was attentive, friendly and efficient.
The food was delicious, especially the corn! Definitely a well priced and enjoyable meal.
Thank you

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BH
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was outstanding - flavourful and clean - service was brilliant ok - a must when visiting Melbourne

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TE
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food and location was great, but the service was terrible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Sadly a poor experience tonight at Mamasita . We had a voucher from our children for a special dinner. Service was erratic,food slow to come out, cold and disappointing. Tables squashed in for the tennis no doubt. Water constantly filled up but that was the highlight. Corn on the cob only winner here. Not hard to have a great meal in Melbourne .. sadly not here!

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DB
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The fifth star is for the elote. Delicious food, beer and wine.

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TM
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Brilliant service by Jason, great vegetarian options

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OT
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Max provided great service that accompanied awesome food...we’ll be back

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JS
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The menu was quite limited, cocktails fairly average and our waiter did not follow-up up.
We left and had cocktails elsewhere...

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HH
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

It had the potential to be a great experience but no one explained how the menu worked and we ordered wrongly. Ended up with too much of the same thing then saw the lovely meat dishes on the table next to me and wished I could order all over again. Left feeling I didn’t eat anything worth the quite big bill but thinking that if we had ordered differently it could have been great

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MC
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very fresh and light. Service was a bit slow, took a while to be served and for our order to be taken. However food was served very quickly.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Been wanting to go here for ages and was glad that it now takes bookings. Expectations were high so was disappointed. Overall nice but not special or outstanding

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JG
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice that we could book a table and food didn’t disappoint.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

Mamasita have changed their menu and ambience with it.
We loved going to the mamasita prior however it seems they’ve lost there uniqueness.
Corn was warm and not enough flavour spiced on top. The chips were dumped with guacamole and salsa with an extra $2 for cheese, reminded me of something you’d get from mad mex. The authentic flavours were lost. The tostados are now rather then sharing 4 small ones were now one big one...rather hard to share. And the pork quesadilla was bland tasting with no bursting flavour.
Rather poor flavour, expensive food and grumpy service. Wouldn’t bother again. Thanks for ruining a favourite Melbourne restaurant.

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m
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it, have waited a while to get there after many suggestions from family and it was worth the wait.

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

4 of us dined on the "Feed Me" option. It was all gluten free as 2of us are Coeliac. There was a fantastic range of taste sensations and variety of food. All served and explained promptly by a succession of wait staff but led by the lovely attentive Sabrina who was noth efficient and fun. As they did not have our choice of wine they substituted another at the same price and it was gorgeous. While it was noisy it was more atmospheric than intrusive and our 2 hour dining slot passed quickly but we never felt rushed. A great dining experience and one I would definitely recommend to friends.

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PR
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

So disappointed with our service ! Not sure why as normally it is on point

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B
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed New Years Eve Banquet before the fireworks. Great location, friendly service and the food never disappoints. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys great mexican food. 😀

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NC
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and great fun vibe, exceeded expectations on all levels.

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EA
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great date night out. Amazing fresh food, great flavours and heat levels. Awesome staff- Max suggested great tequila and took the time to talk to us. Food came fast and exactly as ordered, while they had a full house. $60/head gave us plenty of food and multiple drinks. Will be back!

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RS
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good variety of Mexican food. Everyone should find something to their tastes.

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R
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friends were both a little bit difficult for ordering drinks and food on time. They didn’t understand that we had an out by, however our Attendant and Isabella were super patient and attentive. Great food and service.

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t
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Foods are great and good customer service from Juanita! Will definitely come back again.

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DH
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food and the quality put into the meals never fails! Such a yummy and refreshing spots. The famous corn steals the show as always!!!

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TI
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

great foodand great service.Only gripe is a few of the dishes could have been described better or explained, but overall we shared most mealbetween 4 of us and had a ball !!!! will be back just for tecates served correctly !!!! thanks mamasita

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LA
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went here for our staff Christmas lunch and the food was amazing and just kept coming, was a massive hit for our team especially those coming from interstate. A must visit when in Melbourne

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M
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is delicious and staffs are nice, especially Saburina! She looks after us smily and friendly.
Vegie tacos and Crispy fried whitebait are our favorite. I will definitely come again!!

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PD
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The menu and food itself didn't meet our expectations. I've been before and had a good experience but I didn't like the menu this time and found some of the items weird and bland.

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N
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Mamasita has always been on my to-do list and whilst the food did not disappoint, the service was severely lacking the night we attended. Food and beverages were slow coming out and even slower to get anyones attention to pay the bill.

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FS
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Probably the best Mexican food in Melbourne. Every dish is excellent and we recommend the tasting menu for large groups.

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