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Mama Inez

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390 Yellowstone, Pocatello, ID 83201-4530
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12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great Mexican

Full of locals and for good reason. The food here is very good and staff are friendly and quick. Lots of menu items to chose from.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Annette G
Pocatello, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

If you are looking for authentic Mexican- Mama Inez's is not the place to go. I went with my family with no knowledge of the place. The restaurant is clean and the bar side has nice TVs to be able to watch sports. But the food was not my favorite. I have grownup eating authentic food and was disappointed by... More 

Thank Clarissa A
Pocatello, Idaho
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Full of locals and for good reason. The food here is very good and staff are friendly and quick. Lots of menu items to chose from.

Thank Annette G
Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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

1 Thank G4816JRsar
San Jose
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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118 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

Thank Chuck Z
Boise, Idaho
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

1 Thank Cathie M
Logan, Utah
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

1 Thank bjhall47
Boise, idaho
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank MLC_1203
Challis, Idaho
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Thank Ikereen
Twin Falls
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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