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Mama Inez

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390 Yellowstone, Pocatello, ID 83201-4530
208.234.7674
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Huge Portions!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Cathie M
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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 4 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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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 

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Twin Falls
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

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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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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
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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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Additional Information about Mama Inez

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

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?