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Mamacita Restaurant & Bar

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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    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
Fabulous food and gorgeous gimlet

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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france
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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france
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent mexican restaurant somewhat off the beaten path in San Fran. The tacos were amazing. The vibe inside is great and the service was excellent. Would go back.

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FORT WORTH
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a trendy nice restaurant and totally fits San Francisco. We enjoyed the atmosphere, but the tables were a bit close together. The brisket enchiladas presented well, but the meat tasted a bit "gamey" meaning wild meat such as in venison. My husband had the tacos and still hungry afterwards, as the portion wasn't enough for him- 3 tacos... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The guacamole and salsa were the best we've ever had. He had the carnitas and they were absolutely amazing. I had crispy chicken tacos-- everything was so fresh and well-done. It's pricier, but definitely worth it!

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168 reviews 168 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Service was top notch and the food had deep flavor but the price tag is a bit much for mexican food. $9 for guacamole is high, $16 for tacos?! Equal to better restaurants out there charge a lot less. Tables are crammed together in this quaint restaurant.

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Horrific treatment! Upon arrival, we were told there would be a 30-40min wait. We returned about 35 min later and were told it would be another 20min. We attempted to have a drink at their bar, but none of the bar staff even attempted to take our order. We went across the street and returned promptly in 20min. We were... More 

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Had dinner with friends at Mamacita's a couple of weeks ago whilst we were visiting through San Francisco for 4 days and it was the best meal we had. Great value, lots of options, service was excellent and they have A LOT of tequila!. I would highly recommend Mamacita if you like Mexican food.

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Clayton, MO USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It was our last night in SF visiting my two daughters and we wanted margaritas to end the long weekend. We started off with guacamole, queso and tortilla chips along with the margaritas. The guacamole was amazing and the portion was huge. The salsa that came with the guacamole was great. We followed it with the carne asada and camaron... More 

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Indianapolis, IN
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

Very good upscale mexican food. The service was okay but the guacamole and the rancheras enchiladas were yummy. The margaritas were great also. This restaurant is a little pricey but it has a fun,hip, upscale environment. My group had a blast and everyone enjoyed their food except for one person who felt the serving size was too small. However, I... 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, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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  • 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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