Mamasita

4.1
731 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 Tostaditas 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 Tostaditas I Ceviche | Mains I Dessert PLEASE NOTE SUNDAY'S INCUR A 10 % SURCHARGE
  • Celebrations Banquet $109pp

    A$109.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Premium Celebrations Banquet - 7-course banquet with a Margarita upon arrival | Snacks I Elote (street-style corn) I Tacos I Tostaditas I Ceviche | Mains I Dessert PLEASE NOTE SUNDAY'S INCUR A 10 % SURCHARGE
  • Luncheons Banquet $59 per person

    A$59.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    4-course lunch banquet - Snacks I Elote (street-style corn) I Snapper Ceviche I Sides and Mains. Vegan options available
  • Luncheons Banquet $79 per person

    A$79.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6-course lunch banquet - Snacks I Elote (street-style corn) I Snapper Ceviche I Tacos I Sides and Mains I Dessert. Vegan Options available
  • Sunday Banquet $89 per person

    A$89.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6-course Sunday banquet - Snacks I Elote (street-style corn) I Snapper Ceviche I Tacos I Sides and Mains I Dessert. Vegan Options available
  • Sunday Banquet $69 per person

    A$69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    4-course Sunday banquet - Snacks I Elote (street-style corn) I Snapper Ceviche I Sides and Mains. Vegan options available

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 731 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.8
Value
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AmandaM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and plentiful food. Our waiter was amazing. Nothing was a problem. He introduced our group to different drinks and went in to great detail about them. We will be back.

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KatM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful and delicious food and cocktails. Fast and friendly service. Fantastic atmosphere and ambience. Great value. 5 stars.

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LizA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Felt very squished and the food was not great. Will not go back.

BJ
BrettJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience3

First visit to Mamasita since before the pandemic - unfortunately the food has gone from outstanding to very ordinary based on this sitting

Mamasita
Responded 3 days ago

Hola, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it. We are continuously adapting our menu and have taken all your feedback on board. Thanks again for your time and comments.

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kimberleyt
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Unfortunately the pork belly was really dry and not enjoyable.
Same goes with the pork tacos, not very nice to eat.
Food was a bit underwhelming in flavour.
Unfortunately not as good as the last time I came which was about a year ago, not sure ide recommended now

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Good food, but not safe for coeliacs

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Jarrod
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress, Sarah, was absolutely amazing.
She realised our food took quite some time to come and discounted a couple drinks off the bill as good will, without us even asking or complaining (not that we were going to).
The food and vibe was awesome.
Would highly recommend.

Mamasita
Responded 5 days ago

Hola Jarrod, Thank you so much for your review. Your kind words mean the world to us and we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to review us and look forward to seeing you again at Mamasita. Saludos!

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KB
KarenB
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had booked the high seating and when we arrived asked if there was a possibility we could be seated at the lower tables. Sure enough as soon as a table became available the wait staff picked all of our food and drinks up and moved us. We found all of the staff friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a filling meal that tastes great for a reasonable cost.

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Cfgb
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good. Great service, value and food was fantastic.

Mamasita
Responded 5 days ago

Hola Martin, Thank you so much for your review. Your kind words mean the world to us and we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to review us and look forward to seeing you again at Mamasita. Saludos!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Nice ambience and restaurant aesthetic. But unfortunately the service was slow and sloppy. Multiple times waiters made eye contact and ignored our attempts at getting their attention so we could make our order. Delivery of food was very sporadic, with long waits between some dishes. And in general, the food was nothing special, borderline disappointing in fact. Very disappointing for a Melbourne restaurant.

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LouayG
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience5

Not the tastiest tacos in town, there were almost tasteless. Nothing on the menu was nothing earth-shattering. They tried to add fried cricket on the tacos, but the crickets were chewy and unpleasant. they should have made them crispy.
Guac was fine, but again, was OK.

I would definitely review and consider packing more flavour in the food.

BM
BenM
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once again the friendly staff and delicious menu at Mamasita doesn't disappoint. Amazing blend of flavours, if your idea of Mexican is taco Tuesdays, then do yourself a favour and get down to Mamasita to see what real Mexican cuisine is all about. Highly recommend the street food corn entrees, and the Borders Old Fashioned cocktail to finish up your night. Friendly staff, energetic atmosphere, don't miss out! Wish I could give it more than five stars.

Mamasita
Responded on 22 November 2021

Hola Ben, Thank you so much for your review. Your kind words mean the world to us and we are so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience. We can’t thank you enough for taking the time to review us and look forward to seeing you again at Mamasita.

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LauraD
3 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The chicken tostaditas were amazing!

The ambience and the service were excellent. Great wine as well!

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GraceT
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Have been a regular for many years and was so disappointed by my experience last night. Food lacked flavour with small servings. The palm hearts were particuarly bad and the pulpo was inedible, the red sauce seemed to need more cooking and the ocotopus was tiny for $32.

We won't be returning.

MB
MeissaB
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and food. The dishes are very innovative, fresh and delicious. We excitedly return each time to new menu items. The eggplant and flan popcorn desert were to die for this visit! The service is super efficient, very friendly and the perfect balance of being attentive without hovering. Thoroughly recommended.

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Clares
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing food and wonderful, friendly service. Highly recommend

LM
LouM
4 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience3

they seemed under staffed and the food was slow in coming - lovely friendly people though. Tacos were cold and uninspiring. corm was amazing as always

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LynneT
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Disappointing. Was not told that our food would be serviced with crickets. How awful.

CC
vipClaireC
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good to be back at Mamasita. Banquet was plentiful and delicious. Mezcal margs were 👌

BC
BiancaC
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and drink. Was my second time here, and both times I left happy.

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BenE
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

A bit disappointing, have had better experiences at Mamasita. It was good but nothing special, appetisers were very nice, mains of chicken and rib was nearly without taste. Far too much food, could have dished up less and put more into taste. Also I ordered a drink that never arrived, luckily I wasn't charged.

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

It was just ok. Expected more for the price. The short rib was pretty bland. Nothing awful, just nothing great.

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VivienR
8 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, pork belly was so tasty and the tacos were amazing...great margaritas too. Staff were very friendly and accommodating.....loved it for a first time visit....

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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
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
5 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
4 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
Orlando
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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

AD
ADiner
2 reviews
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.

LJ
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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OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent setting and interesting food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yum food
Great and nice staff
Date night went well

FAQs

Mamasita is rated 4.1 stars by 731 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.