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Mamacita Restaurant & Bar

2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609 (Marina)
415-346-8494
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Ranked #677 of 4,936 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Marina
Cross street: Scott
Transit: Muni: 28, 30, 43, 76.
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English first
Los Altos, CA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Mamacita puts some serious food on the plate without taking itself too seriously. Drinks go well beyond the canned margaritas at most spots. Not cheap, but great ingredients and generous pours. Be adventurous. A more than competent guacamole along with very fresh chips went well with the drinks. Like the drinks, the main dishes are not typical. This would be... More

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New York City, New York
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114 reviews 114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The first thing you notice when this place is busy is that unless you shout, you can't hear people at your table. The walls reflect sound and it's very loud. The food is good, but I don't think it was great. I had their "fabled" carnitas especial, and while the casserole was good, the meat tended to be overcooked. The... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went here following a recommendation in our San Francisco guide book. The servers were lovely and the atmosphere was very buzzy with a wide range of interesting cocktails on offer. However the food was, we felt, very poor. We started with the guacamole and chips and we should at this point have cancelled our order. The guacamole had no... More

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Alexandria, VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There were 5 of us (with a reservation) for dinner. The Pepino Gimlet was the favorite cocktail of the table and each of us had different tacos. The carne asada (my choice) was delicious. Perfect amount of food to feel satisfied but not too full. Atmosphere was nice and service was good. I would definitely return on my next trip... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Walked by and decided to give it a try by the looks. There was a table ready right away so we didnt hesitate and sat down. Rightaway I was a bit dissapointed with the strange beer selection (not at all mex) so i sticked with just a plain corona. I picked the carnitas especial which was ok although the rice... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It had a great selection of off the wall Mexican items, like goat or scampi tacos. Don't get me wrong, great atmosphere and great food but if you are looking for tex-mex or more authentic Mexican this is not your restaurant.

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Alicante, Spain
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The ambiance, the food, the drinks... Everything was just perfect! It was one of the best -if not the best- Mexican food that I have ever tried. The margaritas are just amazing and the food really fresh and nice. You just be aware of the noise in the restaurant! I would definitely go back !

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Went here for dinner, recommended by the hotel concierge, not that impressive. After reviewing their web site, I was really excited about going. When we first looked at the menu to get a drink, lots of wines from around the world, really? Could not find a great selection in the heart of California wine country? Also in the age of... More

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sydney
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good fresh Mexican , great tacos , margaritas and good service. Prawn tacos were really good and the plate of shredded chicken

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Miller, Missouri
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89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were greeted by the most pleasant hostess, served by the most pleasant server and the food was excellent. Our server was very helpful in making sure we ordered the proper amount of food for our table of 4. It was mainly served tapas style in that the chef prepared 4 servings so we could share everything. Very enjoyable evening.

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