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Mamacita Restaurant & Bar

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$$$
Neighborhood:
Marina District
Mexican
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2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609 (Scott)
Muni: 28, 30, 43, 76.
415-346-8494
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful!

Read the reviews so decided to try this place. So glad we did, we went on a Sunday night, it was quite busy. Love the decor, the place felt warm and inviting. The guacamole was delicious, a great start to the meal, we both had tacos. My chicken tacos were delicious, we were both so full but had to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Shannon K
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Ontario, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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cork,ireland
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Mamacita is a great spot for Mexican fare lovers when in chilly San Fran! It's location on treelined Chestnut Street , just a short walk from the Marina makes it easy to find and the warmth of the welcome and the hot food makes for a very good eating experience on a chilly evening. This restaurant has atmosphere. It is... More 

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Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Read the reviews so decided to try this place. So glad we did, we went on a Sunday night, it was quite busy. Love the decor, the place felt warm and inviting. The guacamole was delicious, a great start to the meal, we both had tacos. My chicken tacos were delicious, we were both so full but had to order... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A real average to not very good experience. There has to be a lot better Mexican restaurants in this great area. Even the salsa was tasteless.

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Sacramento, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We really enjoyed this place for their tasty mexican food. It was simply delicious and I was in love with the guacamole. The prices could definitely be better but I suppose it's because they have good food. Service was good too. Drinks were excellent!!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had read a previous report about Mamacita & we weren't disappointed. We were told a half hour wait for a table but were well looked after at the bar. We were seated within 15 minutes & the food & service was amazing. An extremely busy place so expect to wait but so well worth it.

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San Francisco, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We dropped into this restaurant looking for a good menu, medium noise and good drinks. They hit all the good points: Good service, food and menu was good and drinks were well made. We will be back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My husband and I love Mamacita! We were locals for a few years and this was our go to restaurant! The food, drinks and service are always excellent! We visit this restaurant now when we have the opportunity to visit San Fran. We always talk about how every city needs a Mamacita! We crave it all the time! Fish tacos... More 

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Atlanta
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I came across this restaurant by accident, just walking around as a tourist. I went in right as they opened at 5pm and ordered the Carnitas Especial. Out came thick fresh corn tortillas, and a hot skillet of pork chunks, fresh guacamole, some bitter carrots, and a queso fundido dip. The guacamole was super fresh and helped to cool down... More 

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france
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Perfect place for a relaxed evening. Staff are excellent, food delicious and the cocktails fabulous. The gimlet was amazing. Definintely on our permanent list for trips to San Francisco

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Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We hit Mamacita every time we visit the City (about twice a year). We discovered it with friends about five years ago and have never been disappointed. Great margaritas and really unique takes on Mexican food, both classics and the unusual. We have had crazy-good queso right alongside little Mexican meatballs. Put this on your to-do list if you're visiting....and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609
    (Scott)
  • Public Transportation: Muni: 28, 30, 43, 76.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: 415-346-8494

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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

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Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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