Mamasita

4.1
707 reviews
$41 to $100
Mexican
Mamasita Restaurant and Bar, located at the top end of Collins St, in Melbourne’s CBD, is Melbourne’s favourite Mexican venue.
Mamasita has a focus on modern Mexican dishes, showcasing traditional and regional techniques, enhanced by a sensational variety of artisanal agave spirits.
Coupled with friendly and personable service, Mamasita is a true reflection of the best food and beverage that Mexico has to offer.

Experiences

  • Mamasita Banquet $69pp

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    5-course banquet | Snacks I Elote (street-style corn) I Tacos I Tostada I Mains I Dessert PLEASE NOTE SUNDAY'S INCUR A 10 % SURCHARGE
  • Matched Taco Flight Tuesdays!

    A$90.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6-course rotating taco flight with a beverage match - Tuesday's only!
  • Taco Flight Tuesdays!

    A$45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6-course rotating taco flight - Tuesday's only!
  • Celebrations Banquet $109pp

    A$109.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Premium Celebrations Banquet - French bubbles I Organic Wapengo Oysters I Snacks I Elote - street-style corn I Ceviche I Tacos I Tostada I Mains I Dessert PLEASE NOTE SUNDAY'S INCUR A 10 % SURCHARGE
  • Staff Favourites Banquet $89pp

    A$89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    7-course banquet | Snacks I Elote (street-style corn) I Tacos I Tostada I Ceviche | Mains I Dessert PLEASE NOTE SUNDAY'S INCUR A 10 % SURCHARGE

Safety precautions

Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 707 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Energetic
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

There wasn't much options if you don't particularly eat pork or seafood. Although the food looked great the options were limited.

The service was great with friendly staff.

Unfortunately the pork belly tacos we had were all fat and my partner was quite sick immediately after eating.

Mamasita
Responded on 16 July 2021

Hi, We have reduced our menu for obvious reasons, but have taken your feedback on will discuss in our next Kitchen development session. The pork belly tacos are intended to contain fat as they do when served in Mexico. The wait staff could have easily rectified this for you on the spot with no trouble. Your comment re your partner getting sick immediately after is something we take very seriously. Could you please contact the owner via 9650 3821 and leave a message. Thank you.

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SineadO
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great spot and great Mexican. Will definitely be back.

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LaurenP
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience4

Slow service
Plates not cleared accordingly or drinks
We were seated at the bar and it was impossible to get anyone’s attention

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

First visit here and had to wait a few minutes after set booking time for table to be set even though it was empty before we arrived 10 mins prior to our booking time. Very cramped seating and we had loud group of girls next to us which made it hard to her as they all attempted to talk over each other. We had the $69 banquet and it was nice but nothing special. The main chicken dish was a bit dry and was quite bland. Tacos & corn were tasty. Food service was very rushed, it felt like a fast food restaurant and we had 2 courses served before our Marquarita's arrived. Decor is dated and doesn't suit the style of food. It feels like you in an old Italian restaurant. 5/10 for me.

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gailn
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

Our experience at Mamasita on Sat night was disappointing. We waited a very long time for our drinks, our order of extra corn chips never turned up after asking for them twice...the beef rib was undercooked and tough. Way overated... There were so many staff for the small amount of patrons, so no excuse for the poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Not great value for money, the salad was overpriced lettuce, the beef ribs were tasteless and the portions were small and overpriced. The margeritas were really nice though.

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VictorD
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best margaritas in town, amazing service and a great selection of mezcales

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RhianaA
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My partner and I really enjoyed our night out here. I am vegetarian but he is not and we both loved the food and there were great options for vegetarians and not. The cocktails were yummy and our two servers were so kind and gave us great advice on tequilas and the specials were fantastic! for Fourth of July they had cheeseburger tacos that my partner loved!

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was very tasty . However waited 50 min for first course ( corn ) which was cold . All food was Luke warm that we had . Have been to mamasita before a few times this was the most disappointing visit .

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RebeccaP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the complex flavours and vegan options thank you

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ADiner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience4

Food was bland, we were told we would have 1hr and 45min to be served out banquet, at the 2 hr mark we had to ask to cancel mains and dessert as we needed to leave (theatre tickets). Most dishes came with corn chips and felt like average food with lots of filler.

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Dolly
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience3

Service let our experience down. We were sat at the bar and not asked once by staff how we were getting on. Shame because Cocktails were great as was food.

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Maria
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

It was my third time dining at Mamasita, I won’t be back.
Cocktails were mocktails
Food service fast but food lukewarm.
The mole lacked flavour, salt, it was terribly bland. The cauliflower steak tasted like it was made the day before.
I know what food the restaurant can produce and I was shocked.

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LeanneJ
London
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, great staff, lovely ambience. I would highly recommend!

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ScottC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great banquet feed other than the main which didn’t hit the mark. All other dishes were great. Quite a loud venue and fairly pricey but worth a look

Mamasita
Responded on 5 July 2021

Hola ScottC, Thanks for your feedback we have passed everything on to management.

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent setting and interesting food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yum food
Great and nice staff
Date night went well

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KarlN
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great place with great food in a fun atmosphere. Make sure you have their speciality, corn on the cob with a twist, and a margarita.

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Airo
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and delicious food. Will definitely go back :)

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NatashaM
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great event for Good Food Month. The food and drink pairing was delicious

Mamasita
Responded on 5 July 2021

Thank you!

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Mikey
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great portion size/value, and great service.

Mamasita
Responded on 5 July 2021

Thanks!

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AnnabelH
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would love to go back to a la carte like they used too have.
We had too much food and would have been nice to have more options to choose from.
Overalll good service and lovely to be back to restaurants again.

Mamasita
Responded on 5 July 2021

Hola, Thanks for this feedback. As this was when we were back at very limited capacity we could only offer a limited menu. We now have A la carte back :) Thank you for your feedback about our service :)

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has never failed to disappoint. Have been there many time over past 12 years and it is consistently brilliant.
Highly highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food
Amazing drinks
Amazing service

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KateV
2 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food and great service, the cocktails are delicious

Mamasita
Responded on 5 July 2021

Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We booked in to this restaurant to dine between 2 theatre sessions at the Princess Theatre.
The Service was prompt, the ambiance was great and the Food was delicious! We had the $69 banquet and the food was delicious and serving sizes generous. We were out in plenty of time to get back to the theatre.
I would definitely recommend.

Mamasita
Responded on 5 July 2021

Thanks!!!

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Karen
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Food upto the main course was fine and so was the beef cheeks - I would not order the seafood or the desert

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was great, most of the food was lovley, the Pork belly tacos were very spicy for my taste, but that is just me. The desert was amazing! We shared the Charred Pineapple with coconut and toasted oats. The atmosphere was really enjoyable.

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LewisT
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience1

Noisy, crowded,no ambiance. The waitress didn’t even attempt to say Ola and we weren’t happy to sit on a stool at a bench. We had one overpriced drink and left. We won’t be back or recommend to anyone.

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KellieS
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Enjoyed the starters, but with only 3 options to choose from in the larger plates, we struggled to find a dish that appealed, and were disappointed with what we had. Unremarkable service. Probably won’t return.

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SamJ
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was average and very expensive. Pork tacos were very chewy and flavourless. Disappointing quality all round for $170 worth of food.

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NellR
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sat at the bar and the bar staff were great, excellent ambiance and food. Would highly recommend.

Mamasita
Responded on 17 May 2021

Thank you!!!!

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LauraT
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, but not overly impressed about our food given the price point. Average mains, and the chips were stale. Really enjoyed our dessert.

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AlexandraN
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So many flavours. So well balanced. Great selection of beverages and wonderful staff. Dietary options catered for also

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HeidiF
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food paired with great service and epic cocktails! The jalapeño margarita was amazing. Definitely will return to another great restaurant in Melbourne.

Mamasita
Responded on 17 May 2021

We could not agree more!

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AshlieS
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved dining here, the food was amazing although one does she was super hot 🔥 still tasted Amazing though, the margaritas were a plenty and beautiful too drink, I savoured every bite

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BradleyM
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and experience. Set aside a couple of hours to fully experience the share style food and great cocktails.

Mamasita
Responded on 17 May 2021

Thank you !!!

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Anonylocal
3 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very loud, no social distancing, may as well have been dining with strangers.
Food was great, worth the poor environment.

Mamasita
Responded on 17 May 2021

Hi Anonylocal, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your time writing to us and have looked into everything. We are strictly following all Victorian DHHS guidelines. We are also inspected frequently. We are sorry that it may have seemed otherwise however we can assure you we constantly check in with DHHS. Thanks again.

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HannahM
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food with many veg/vegan options which was a bonus. Small serving sizes but fairly priced and we were informed when we ordered we might need an extra serve of the smaller portions if we were sharing etc. Prompt and professional service.
Only down side was how close we were sitting next to other patrons on the high tables - especially given covid times.
Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely service! We had the kindest waitress without being too over bearing
Thank you

FAQs

Mamasita is rated 4.1 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.