Mamasita

4.2
672 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 Choice of mains each I Dessert
  • 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 Kingfish Ceviche | Choice of mains each I Dessert
  • 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 Kingfish Ceviche I Tacos I Tostada I Choice of main each I Dessert
What 672 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.9
Value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HeidiF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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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.

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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Anonylocal
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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

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LylleB
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Mamasita is always great! Delicious food in the heart of Melbourne!

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Tara
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Not overly impressed after reading the reviews, expectations certainly not met. Portion sizes for the price a little exuberant, minimal options for tacos and other small tapas like options considering it’s a Mexican restaurant - will stick with our local in Brunswick

Mamasita
Responded on 28 April 2021

Hola Tara, Thank you for your feedback we take things like this very seriously and have taken all of this on board. I have passed everything on to management. Thanks again.

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KatieB
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience2

Pre covid we come to Mamasita and loved loved it.
Not sure if the menu had changed, but it did not have all of the same vibes as last time and the meal was fair rather than delicious.
I hope it improves once again.

Mamasita
Responded on 28 April 2021

Hola Katie, Thank you for your feedback. We take things like this very seriously and have taken all of this on board. I have passed everything on to management. Thanks again.

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BrianM
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Overpriced bland food. Tomato tostada crisp base but floury tasteless tomato. Tacos- too messy and watery. Beef- hard to pull apart, needed longer cooking time. Seafood OK, corn- very good. Desert- unusual -beaten raw egg, scant muesli base.

Mamasita
Responded on 28 April 2021

Hola BrianM, Thank you for your feedback we take things like this very seriously and have taken all of this on board. I have passed everything on to management. Thanks again.

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PetulaL
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fast service great tasting food and exceptional wait staff

Mamasita
Responded on 28 April 2021

Thanks so much :)

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SinaM
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

delicious food but small portions and pricy. did not left there full!

Mamasita
Responded on 28 April 2021

Thank you SinaM !! I have passed on your feedback about the portions.

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LotusArrow
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Each item we ordered was exquisite—from the tacos to the cauliflower steak, and the watermelon mojitos. Everything was made carefully, and the service was attentive without being intrusive. While the atmosphere and decor here is really inviting, it was packed to the walls, the tables are too close to squeeze between, and just as a party of 2, we had to yell to be heard. Still worth it on the nights you’re looking for a good metro dinner or fun night to kick off starters and drinks.

Mamasita
Responded on 28 April 2021

Hola, Thank you for your review. We have taken everything on board and I have passed on the feedback regarding your tables to management. Thanks again :)

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vipCTWM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service is fantastic as usual! Definitely a go-to for a Melbourne night out!

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ZANFINA
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great ambiance and great service. Alway nice to enter mamasita

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SophieA
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The flavours were amazing, topped only by the wonderful staff who went above and beyond.

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RebekahG
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, great service & food!!

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience! Definitely excited to come visit again!

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dubya
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Been meaning to try Mamasitas for years. So glad I finally made it. Every dish was a taste sensation. Service was superb.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Mains were forgotten, had to wait more than an hour and a half and, when it did eventually come out, it was a bit cold and seafood was tough.

I think mamasita had developed a name for itself it struggles to keep up with. Many better other Mexican options around where you’ll be more comfortable and won’t be waiting nearly 2 hours for some chewy seafood.

Mamasita
Responded on 21 April 2021

Hi Chris, Thank you for your feedback. We take reviews like this very seriously and have passed everything on to the team. We would love to make this up to you. May we please have an email so that we can send you a voucher for a round of drinks on us?

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

We had the staff banquet menu. The food was fairly good but nothing mind blowing. Service was friendly. Unfortunately our night was ruined by the couple next to us trying to be elitist and bitter idiots attempting to ruin our night. After largely ignoring their behaviour it did ultimately spoil the night (birthday.) If that is the type of customers Mamasita's attracts I probably wouldn't return even though it's not really the businesses fault.

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CarolynP
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great to return to one of my favourite restaurants after closures last year. The standard hasn't slipped. The vibe, the food and the drinks were exactly as I expected they would be. The waiting staff were smiling, efficient and looked happy to be doing what they do best.

Mamasita
Responded on 13 April 2021

Thanks so much Carolyn!!! See you soon :)

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Pony
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Hopefully it was just a bad night or something but my third time at Mamasita was quite poor. Our wines took an age to be delivered to the table, and the $16 Chardonnay was undrinkable. I returned both glasses. Two out of three dishes came out, the third had been clearly forgotten or not ordered. We ate as fast as we could so we could go - then when settling the bill, the returned drinks were still on the tab. I requested they be removed as I had returned them. All in all, Mamasita just felt like it has gone down hill. Won’t be looking to go back any time soon. Sad.

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

Overpriced. We paid 110 and we crossed over to get chips from McDonalds. So overpriced

Mamasita
Responded on 16 April 2021

Hola Daniel, Thank you for taking the time to write to us. We appreciate all feedback. We have taken a look into your booking from our backend and seen that you ordered three mains with some starters for four people - usually, we would recommend more than this over multiple courses. Next time we would love to guide you through the menu - so that you get the most out of it. We would love to have you back to show you the real Mamasita please let us know if there is anything we can do.

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VictorD
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pork belly tacos & soft shell crab tacos are a must.
Esquites really taste like in Mexico and this time I tried the pan seared duck w cherry mole, it was delicious, be sure to get tortillas w it to make tacos too.
Margaritas are also really good, my favourite: cucumber & jalapeño
Service was exceptional.

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Gette
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Overall a nice experience. We were grateful that Mamasita held our table when we were running 15 minutes late. The menu didn't feel like it contained enough variety.

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Melg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and delicious food. Will definitely be going back.

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Seated at the corner of the bar near the restaurant so was often knocked by people moving past and was loud at times with cooking staff. Overall good though just awkward seating.

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RohitA
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good all round experience. Food wasn’t tasty and the drinks were lovely.

Mamasita
Responded on 12 April 2021

Hola! Thank you so much for your review and the 5-stars. However, would you mind giving us some more details about why you did not enjoy the food? Thanks :)

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KPadriano
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

It was frustrating ordering a bottle of wine to have to then rely on our server to keep it topped up. Several times we had to flag someone down and ask for our drinks to be refilled.

Also with earth hour it was so hard to actually see what we were eating. When booking a celebratory dinner it would have been good to know in advance that the lights would be turned off for an hour.

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AlejandraY
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Guacamole: no flavour.
Esquites: was the only relatively similar to traditional Mexican food.
Tacos al pastor: not worth the money. Too expensive for a tiny little piece.

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LuciaBerti
4 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

The last time we dined there was before COVID about 18 months ago and it was amazing. Being Coeliac its very hard to find a restaurant that is safe. Mamasita certainly is excellent for those who are Coeliac as the food is gluten free. It has been my favourite place and that is why I recommended to take my friends. This time the food was not as previously as we were informed the menu has changed. Please revert back to your original menu as it was amazing. One of the dishes that we had this time was the Tortilla chips guacamole salsa which was very bland. This menu is not as good as it was. I would only return if you revert back to your previous menu. For me its disappointing because its a good gluten free restaurant.

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SydneySider
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food and service. They accommodated our request for a specific table. A little loud, (which is understandable) and there was no lift, so a little difficult for my Mum to climb stairs with bad knees - but otherwise great!

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Hungry
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Really enjoyed the food, but unfortunately we were disappointed by some rude waitstaff.. Great tostaditas and tacos, but did not enjoy having eyes rolled at us on more than one occasion

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I LOVED IT!!! Absolutely everything was incredible! I was super impressed with the service and the food was scrumptious!

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Arni
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

Place has changed a lot, used to be good quality food. Guacamole was tasteless with 12-15 chips to eat it with, Flan was invisible with thin slices buried under some sort of coconut cream. Softshell Crab Tacos were passable and the duck leg tasty but a littleout of place on the menu.

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Ellie
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

The service was really good, our server was on top of everything and was lovely to interact with. Unfortunately, our food was not the best, paying a high price I was expecting delicious food don't get me wrong it was edible but should be a lot better for what you pay especially with the small sizings. We had the seafood main dish and the seafood was very overcooked and rubbery. The rest of the dishes were average on flavor.
Overall the food was not worth the amount, I had previously been before and loved the food, and I'm more than happy to spend any amount on delicious food. Just believe you need to know the quality of food has gone down alot.

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Raffa
Miami
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect menu, cocktails and staff. Have been many times before and will not be my last visit

Mamasita
Responded on 22 March 2021

Hola Raffa! Thank you!

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ChloeB
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing margaritas. The soft shell crab tacos and the vegan tostaditas were the standout.

Mamasita
Responded on 22 March 2021

Hola ! Thank you so much!

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AnnaliseI
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service on a rainy Saturday evening

Mamasita
Responded on 22 March 2021

Hola ! Thank you so much!

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FAQs

Mamasita is rated 4.2 stars by 672 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.