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390 Yellowstone, Pocatello, ID 83201-4530
208.234.7674
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2015
Arthur M
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Camas, Washington
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Boise, idaho
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

When I tried them they were horrible! they still are! I asked if I can have ground beef but they gave me something weird. But have great customer service! If you want only great customer service but don't want great or awesome food go here if you don't want great customer service (or great customer service) and want great food... More 

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Pocatello
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Mama Inez has good salsa and chips which come complimentry when you are seated. The food is average in flavor and menu choices. They have a bar area as well as a dining area. Each week day they feature a special. Wednesday is nacho day. The nachos are large, so plan on sharing with another person or two. You get... More 

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Burley, Idaho, United States
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The meals we have had in the past were really good. But this last time it wasn't as good, don't know why because it always was.

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ROCKLAND
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

For a small, 'mom & pop' place, the service is superior and the food is outrageously good. Our favorite menu items are the seafood appetizer and the Chili Colorado burrito. We always order the large and take half of it home to savor a second time. Have compared these with similar dishes all over the country and found none that... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Hadn't been in this area for 5 years, stopped by and checked to see if they still sold the cheese crisps. They did and still good as I remember. The cheese and onion enchilada are still as good as in the past.

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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
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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