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Mama Inez

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390 Yellowstone, Pocatello, ID 83201-4530
208.234.7674
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good food

Good, cheap, Mexican food. The food doesn't disappoint. The margaritas are yummy and they offer lots of different flavors

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Good, cheap, Mexican food. The food doesn't disappoint. The margaritas are yummy and they offer lots of different flavors

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I took my family out for dinner. The Special of the Day was a real price performer and half of our group ordered it. Nice selection of items - generous service. I had the Pork Carnitas. You can get Carnitas two ways - I chose the less spice, but still quite flavorful.

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Not what I call authentic Mexican food, but some people think it's the best in town. I think the food is bit too cheesy, saucy, and not as flavorful as good Mexican should be. Can be pricey.

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Not much to look at but the food was very good, you receive large portions, and the staff was attentive.

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Logan, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We have found the best Mexican restaurant in 2 states. We live in Utah, but will drive the 1 1/2 hours to have dinner here, it is that good.

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Boise, idaho
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9 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The cool thing is, regardless of my review, locals will love and visit Mama Inez. Great happy hour, fabulous margaritas. I benefited from both as a business traveler. The food, however, was absolutely another story. Chips and salsa were bland (although recommend you ask for spicy salsa; it wasn't offered but they have it and it was quite good!) The... More 

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Challis, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It was one of our favorite Mexican restaurants when we lived in Pocatello 7 years ago. I was soooo disappointed. The food was comparable to a frozen dinner! We both had enchiladas. My husband always orders the beef, cheese & onion. I ordered the cream cheese seafood. Neither meal compared to what we used to get. They were very stingy... More 

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Twin Falls
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Not that great. Strange seating/table set up. Not that comfortable. LONG wait for food....not a typical problem at a Mexican restaurant. You do get one free basket of chips while you wait, but four people plus a long wait equals a quickly emptied chip basket. Food was very average. Nothing to write home about. Rice wasn't that authentic tasting. Wait... More 

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Heber City, Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you're looking for Authentic Mexican, do NOT waste your time and money. Was great 20 years ago, but horribly overrated, now.

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Camas, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It had been over five years since I dined at Mama Inez restaurant, and I must say it still has a very good menu and the food is excellent. The atmosphere is relaxing, whether eating in the dinning room or the bar area and yes the wait staff did an excellent job of getting the food to our table of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 390 Yellowstone, Pocatello, ID 83201-4530
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: 208.234.7674

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?