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Mamasita

11 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #101 of 3,967 restaurants in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Yeah, so the corn on the cob is amazing. 3 people in my work of 20 said to have it, and we were not disappointed. Margaritas were great ($17 each, or $65 for a Jug, wish they told us about the jugs when we got there). The food was good, but not as hot (both temperature and spice) as we... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has a very very positive reputation. I hear crowds line up for an hour to get in. But this restaurant is one of this cheeky places that don't take bookings. They rather inconvenience customers than themselves. Lucky I was in a group of +8 and they did take a booking (must be +8 and they have one table... More

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Mamasita was a very firm favorite for a long long time. Happy to stand in queues, always enjoyed the vibe, great drinks, and fresh fresh food. But it's changed. Having gone probably once every 2 months at least for along time, it was always fabulous. Now been twice in the past 2 months, and both times, the food didn't appear... More

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Bali
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We went there before the theatre. We were told they do not "do" reservations and that you had to queue if you were late. Rather presumptuous but a browning and somewhat worrying trend i think. I do not go to a restaurant on the off chance of a seat normally but there was a bit of hype about the place.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

the queue out the front should be a clue as to how amazing this place is. It's totally worth the wait. Make sure you get the corn on the cob and the carnitas!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

What a cool place this is! Yes we put our name down and waited from 8:30-10pm for a table but my god it was yummy. Fantastic tequilas and the corn on the cob is to die for! Enchiladas (veg) were my faves too. We had plenty of tequila and the vibe was definitely more bar than fine dining. Was perfect... More

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Margaret River
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We visited Mamasita on a recommendation and while the staff we attentive for a busy restaurant there were a few glitches. Our waitress was very rushed and doing her best but we were brought a couple of dishes we had not ordered. Glad we noticed or another diner would have been disappointed. When our food came it was OK.. the... More

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Melbourne
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Get there early. This place is popular and you may end up queuing for ages. We were lucky and got here at 5 on a Sunday but the queue literally started minutes later. The place is buzzing, noisy and has a great vibe. Tables are really close together but who cares with food this good. If anything it only makes... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We picked Mama Sita for a dinner one night after reading the reviews on trip advisor. We started off with a jug of sangria and then had difficulty picking out main course option as they had virtually nothing in chicken on their menu. It was a huge disappointment, would never return.

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Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you are looking for real Mexican food in Melbourne and not that horrible cheesy taco bill rubbish you have to come here. So worth the wait. Food just as I was eating in Mexico.

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