Mamasita

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480 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.

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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

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Terms and Conditions: Not available over the Christmas period

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 18 September 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Daily 17:00-22:00

What 480 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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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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CJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Most enjoyable. Interesting food. Knowledgeable staff.

KM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great place would most definitely go again

PS
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding and highly recommend this restaurant to others

M
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

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
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

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
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

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
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

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.

AM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, atmosphere and service Guacamole with corn chips - great start Fish tacos were amazing. Very enjoyable. We will definitely return

NH
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Always interesting food, very good variety. Service is not as good as it used to be, Dishes gets mixed up, we were offered tacos on arrival that never turned up, but there was too much food anyway. Overall good experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and drinks! Service was excellent too. One of the best Mexican places in Aussie!

NO
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Service was below average. Waiter needs some training on manners. I’ve never had to DIY a credit card machine. He left it on the table for us to split and work out. Gaucamole and chips came with 8 chips to be precise. Probably the cheapest thing to produce on the menu. Really?

BH
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

All of our servers were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. There was no question unanswered. All dishes and drinks either met or exceeded expectation! Really good atmosphere and couldn't recommend enough. Thank you!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for a dinner on Grand Final day - the venue was full but the service and time outstanding nonetheless! Will definitely be back

K
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Unfortunately my expectations weren't met with this visit. I'd been once before years ago and the food was very good. This time around not quite to the same standard. The fish tacos kind of tasted like chicken, as the fish was so dry. The push to buy more drinks was incessant throughout the meal. We also felt very rushed, and on numerous occasions the wait staff tried to take plates away that still had a great deal of food on them. We weren't slow to eat, and actually left a little before our allotted hour and a half. I did enjoy one thing. The shellfish ceviche tostada, which was lovely. Overall, not the dining experience.

CS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious seafood ceviche and pork tacos washed down with jugs of margarita.Great for multi aged group-stairs steep and a bit noisy but fun w soft light& great service!

AK
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything - food, staff, atmosphere. The Mamasita team is fabulous and make you feel very welcome. We were well looked after and somehow ended up being seated at the Chef's Table and so had a fabulous experience hearing first-hand from Martin, the master creator, about each dish and its origins. Loved it!

VI
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely friendly service and food very well orginized

NP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

We love Mamasita's; up until the last visit we have loved everything about it. The warm, friendly welcome from the hostess (who remembered us and our drink orders!), the ambiance, and the food!

However, the service was sorely lacking on our last visit. The waitress was abrupt and bordering on rude when we pointed out she'd made a mistake with our order (forgetting to include the upgrade to the ribs we'd asked for), then leaving us to wait almost half an hour before it was rectified and served.

Finally, we were rushed out (thankfully the ice-cream in cones makes eating on the go easy) as they needed our tables with no mention that this occurred due to their own staff incompetence.

PM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed the food at Mamasita. Service was good, great atmosphere, overall, a good experience.

NM
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mamasita’s is one of my favourite restaurants in Melbourne. The amazing food, awesome tequila and super friendly staff make this a very special place. A massive thanks to George for great suggestions and going out of his way to make us feel welcome.

SF
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

My husband and I ate here over the weekend and really enjoyed it. I couldn't fault the food, it was perfect. So much so, that we have already recommended it to a few friends to try out. The staff were all lovely and very attentive most of the time. The only reason I gave the service four stars instead of five was that when we asked for the bill it took a while to come out and then a further 15 mins for someone to actually take our payment. But that is me being really nitpicky. Overall it was a good experience and we will absolutely go back.

ER
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Value for money wasn’t that great, Considering the quality of the food. Waiters brought wrong drinks to us then another waiting forgot two of our drinks on our drink package so we were served two drinks at the same time after we were finished all of our food. All in all highly dissatisfied.

B
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and cocktails, and attentive and helpful staff.

MW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always terrific friendly service and amazing food. Can never fault my visits to Mamasita!

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The service itself was a bit slower but would probably be due to the time we came in, there weren’t many food options and the menu was a bit confusing but overall they did a great job

TC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat and drink. You can easily stay all night and eat your way through the menu

SL
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

food amazing. staff was really friendly. very accommodating. was seeing a play and play intermission finished earlier then we thought as we booked a later time and they still let us in.

KW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Margarita’s I had were amazing!! Some of the food wasn’t for our palettes but that’s not the restaurants fault!

TE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had lunch at Mamasita on Saturday and it was amazing. Service and food were excellent.

LR
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great sangria, I'm very happy. I was sad when I realised the bravas potatoes weren't available at lunch and reluctantly ordered the fries which the waitress said were even better. Begrudgingly had to admit she was right. Loved it.

IM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

The food was amazing, it was so nice to go to a restaurant with an all GF menu so that my coeliac sister could actually relax enough to enjoy her food. Thanks for a great night.

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