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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 7
    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
Great Mexican food choice.

The food was excellent and the price was very reasonable. The margaritas were the best!!! the parking lot is the only downside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Debbie w
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Pocatello, Idaho
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Pocatello, Idaho
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was excellent and the price was very reasonable. The margaritas were the best!!! the parking lot is the only downside.

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Thank Debbie w
Cozumel, Mexico
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to this place for a company party and it was a nice place with a bar. It did not wow me nor did it push me away. would visit again if someone else wanted to go there.

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Thank Aaron K
Pocatello, Idaho
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84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always get the crab Monterey enchilada and its to die for. They have some really decent dishes so if you are looking for an "American" Mexican restaurant this is a really good place to try.

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Thank Heather G
Bath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent Mexican food. I'd definitely recommend El Caporal over this but it is super family friendly and does provide marginal Mexican food.

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Thank Braeden U
Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I fear tamales after getting all maize or just a thin tunnel of meat in the middle, but it sounded good and the waitress suggested it. So thankful I decided to give it a try. The chicken tamale was wonderful, perfect balance of corn vs meat and perfect level of moist. I will be going back.

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Thank Ninosca9
Boise, Idaho
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8 reviews
5 restaurant 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 

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Thank Clarissa A
Pocatello, Idaho
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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.

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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

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San Jose
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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.

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Pocatello, Idaho, United States
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127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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Thank Chuck Z

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?