Mamasita

4.3
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504 reviews
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$41 to $100
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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.

Special Offers

Christmas Banquets - $69, $79, $99pp

Is this for a Christmas function? Select one of our Christmas Banquet offers and get more for your money!

Terms and Conditions: These are the only group menus available over Christmas

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 1 November 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Daily 17:00-22:00

What 504 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
Ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mamasita had a funky vibe as soon as you walked in! We were greeted promptly and nothing was too much trouble. Delicious food clearly explained by amazing staff. Highly recommend

DF
London
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great ambiance. Cool lighting and music. Service was spot on - fast but unobtrusive. Food came out quickly after ordering and although it was well presented and very nicely balanced, it wasn't as amazing as some other Mexican restaurants we've eaten at recently. Pork rib tacos, in particular, were a little bland. We still thoroughly enjoyed the meal though. And the draught beer (Two Birds) was delicious.

AM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

For a Saturday night dinner, my wife could not read the menu as the lighting was dimmed so low.
The food was very nice. However, the tables are all very close together making the experience both cramped and too loud. The waiter insisted in serving 3 plates simultaneously on a table that could only fit 2 plates comfortably. For the price, this was a very disappointing experience!

MR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Booked high table seats and were seated at the bar, when specifically booked so wouldn't have to. Wasn't questioned or offered alternative seats, as though I hadn't booked specific seats. Lacks the finer detailed service that other similar restaurants offer

SK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and cocktails, we had the "feed me" menu and there was a great range and plenty of food , all dishes were delicious. A great range of cocktails. Highly recommend.

JG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Awesome food
Food took a long time to come between one course 45mins but staff spologised and ompensated with extras provided for this delay.
Very good service
Amazing food

NZ
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful night, starting with the excellent and attentive staff.
Service was A+ as was the food.
We left with smiles on our faces.
Great dining experience that we will do again soon

TU
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Having been to Mamasita several times. Today was very very underwhelming. The service was very slow and inattentive even though it was not busy. The food also did not have the love and freshness it previously had in the past.

KE
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Mamasita exceeded my expectations. It was so delicious and I will definitely return. Having eaten in the top Mexican restaurant in New York last month, Cosme, the food at Mamasita was more delicious, better value and seriously next level! I would travel just to eat the corn again, but the blue cheese quesadillas and the beef short rib, as well as the roasted vegetables, were all insanely good.

Mamasita
Responded 4 days ago

Hola! Thank you so much we are thrilled that you enjoyed it and what a compliment :) See you again soon :)

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L
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and impeccable service. Great selection of tequila.

Mamasita
Responded 4 days ago

Hola Luey! Thanks :) we really appreciate your feedback.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food and sangria, loved the prawn starter! We did leave a little earlier than planned as we found it quite noisey.

Mamasita
Responded 4 days ago

Hola! Thanks for your feedback DavinaC :) we take everything on board - we are constantly striving to be better. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and drink. Do you mind letting us know what day you came in and where you sat? We have installed sound insulation recently and would like to look into this. Thank you :)

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A
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

The most uncomfortable dining experience of our lives. No one approached me and pushed past me for a full 5 minutes... I had no idea where to wait to be seated.

My girl friends and I wanted to catch up together and enjoy a nice dinner but instead we were constantly being up sold to. Shaming people for coming to your restaurant for dinner rather than to get wasted and slam down tequila is so wrong. Pressuring someone to have a shot of tequila as well as drink a margarita... is incredibly irresponsible.... ESPECIALLY after she has had two glasses of wine AND says no. Tequila is a great spirit but can effect people differently. I was proud of my friend for saying no... she shouldn’t have to have done that... and felt uncomfortable for my friend who did say yes. SHAME ON YOU.

C
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Food was excellent, service was a little slow with the drinks. Very noisey but food was delicious.

JB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic night at Mamasita. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and varied.

AM
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very friendly staff, great food & happily cater to dietary requirements

JD
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Still one of my favourite places to eat in Melbourne. Had the large banquet menu which saw us through 6 delicious courses and plenty of amazing food. The ox tongue tacos remain a hit and the ceviche is amazing. So great service and food combined with Mezcal margaritas make for a very special evening!

A
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was average, we order a second glass of wine and it took about 20 minutes to be delivered. I had the grilled fish taco and it was fairly bland.

CB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a great night at Marmasita. It had been recommended by a friend and lived up to expectation. Our waiter, George, was very entertaining and attentive.

Mamasita
Responded on 30 October 2019

Hola, Thanks so much Claudia :) We do agree about George !

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LV
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous time at Mamasita! The whole experience from the friendly staff to the amazing food and cocktails was outstanding. Thank you

C
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere with friendly and informative staff. Margaritas were great and food was interesting and tasted amazing. Must try the corn starters and chicken a la Parilla with bravas potatoes and roasted veg was delicious. Thank you for a great evening.

Mamasita
Responded on 30 October 2019

Thanks :) We really appreciate it!

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AW
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Food!
Not your average Mexican restaurant... not a burrito in sight!

B
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

We had a booking on a Monday night and the table for 2 hours. The restaurant was half full and they weren’t pushed for tables.

We felt extremely rushed, our cocktails were ordered first and they came out together with the 3 starters and then the two main meals came out immediately once our plates were cleared. No check backs and our bill was brought over as soon as we advised we didn’t want dessert. We were in, fed and out in 55 minutes. It didn’t live up to all the rave reviews and write ups.

The food was ok, nice flavours and fresh. The service had I welcomed attitude and arrogance.

Mamasita
Responded on 2 November 2019

Thank you for this. Nothing worse than being rushed out of a restaurant!With respect to the service you received, the person who served you has been with our company for a long time and recently made the transition from chef to server. Shyness is a trait of hers, coupled with a lack of confidence with English and a potential insectary in commencing a new role. I can appreciate how this could have been interpreted as arrogant. I’ve sent you a private message as we’d love to make this up to you.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Had booked reservation via OpenTable which included a promotion on Mamasitas 3 banquet menus.

Upon ordering the Feed Me banquet via the promotion price of $52 on OpenTable , the restaurant manager refused to honour it.

Claimed that no such promotion existed for the banquets despite me showing the Opentable booking promotion.

The Feed Me banquet included a drink as part of it and was laughable when the restaurant manager said he would do $52 but exclude the drinks.

Seems like a total disconnect between the restaurant and their booking provider at the detriment to the customer.

Neither seem trustworthy or reliable.

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.

CJ
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

George was so friendly, very helpful, well informed and fun. I enjoyed and appreciated service from him and the other staff were excellent too.

I have dietary requirements which can be tricky but George was very helpful.

HM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Most enjoyable. Interesting food. Knowledgeable staff.

Mamasita
Responded on 30 October 2019

Thanks Heather :) Hope to see you again soon!

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KM
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My first time at Mamasita and I was not disappointed! Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back again!

SB
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hi there, our waitress was actually flawless so I should've put it as 5 stars, I guess I would've preferred if we only felt with the one server for the whole night, dinner & drinks, although both were really nice, it's just good to build a relationship with the one server for the night. The food was delicious thank you! My first drink was a mint cocktail and it tasted a bit like menthol which wasn't what I was expecting and didn't love it unfortunately, also the glass had a huge crack in it, but was safe to drink while avoiding that side, I told our waitress and she was very apologetic and said it would be taken out of circulation, my 2nd drink was great- more salt than necessary on rim for me but not a problem! If I had been offered a complimentary drink to apologise for the cracked glass I think that would have been appropriate and also would make me more likely to return sooner and recommend to friends.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love how this restaurant is just a door on Collins Street and after ascending the stairs a wonderful
ambience and experience happens . Charming efficient staff quite genuine in their advice and service. Loved the food and was impressed with the staff member patiently explaining the format . Good wine list although we chose a jug of margaritas which was in keeping . The noise level and lighting were perfect . I have rebooked !!

D
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best Mexican food I have had since moving to Australia from the USA.
I have been to some "Mexican Restaurants" here in Aussie and food has been awful.
Mamasita's food is flavorful and not overcooked. The dishes are simple, elegant, and caress the palate,
not grab the throat. Lots of variety as well. I look forward to my next meal there!

NF
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

On arrival we were asked if we wanted still or sparkling water. We asked for sparkling and it was obviously tap water with a few bubbles. Our glasses were filled with it every now and again and we were invoiced $20 for it !!!
On top of that the first dish, Vegie tacos, came so fast that it was obvious that it wasn’t prepared for our table. The ceviche came 15 minutes later and the pork 10 minutes after that. 2 of our party were starting with the pork...The taste of the food was good but our experience wasn’t.

SB
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great place would most definitely go again

PS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

The food and atmosphere were great, well priced, service was average, and it was too noisey for sensible conversation. Will give another go.

DM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding and highly recommend this restaurant to others

M
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

This place has gone downhill. The staff just didn't bring the drinks we ordered and was slow to refill our water (they won't leave the jug with you). Food was nice but we essentially paid $75 for two small tacos each and a quesadilla to share. The guacamole and chips they offer you when you are seated are no longer free, you get charged the $13 or $14 from the starter menu. Disappointing.

NM
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Each time we go we always enjoy the food, the menu is really good and love this food

SA
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

Service was pretty terrible.... we waited so long for our food and the waiter seemed to forget to place our order.
Sat at the bar and seats were cramped and uncomfortable
Wouldn't go back

AP
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really tasty food with quick service. Not cheap but the quality of the food makes up for this. The service was, overall, pretty good but some staff do need taking through the wine list - particularly the wines by the glass.

d
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. We really liked the tacos and the short rib dishes. We also were treated to a flight of mezcals that were all delicious. We will go again.

C
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Didn't live up to the hype. Food was average, nothing special. There are many other comparable/better Mexican restaurants out there. Some dishes were under portion (corn chips) some were too much (crispy prawns). Our waitress didn't even ask us for another drink when we had finished ours.