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Mamacita Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Marina District
Mexican, Spanish
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2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609 (Scott)
Muni: 28, 30, 43, 76.
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Mexican food with a twist

I love Mexican food and love what the chef does with recipes at Mamacita. The margaritas are fantastic, guacamole is to die for and tacos superb. Cant ask for more. Service is good too. Great San Francisco experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You must go. Food, Service, Bar, wines and atmosphere were fantastic! A very relaxed, tasty and memorable experience. Our favorites were the taco's... They were no ordinary taco... Fresh, tasty and many tasty choices.

Thank Gabi65Perth
Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice but pricey and pretentious place but they could do so much better with the fish tacos. It was like fish sticks on a tortilla. No vegetables and one mayonnaise-type condiment. Boring and disappointing dinner. Waitress service could be better too.

Thank SunsetPelican
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Mexican food and love what the chef does with recipes at Mamacita. The margaritas are fantastic, guacamole is to die for and tacos superb. Cant ask for more. Service is good too. Great San Francisco experience.

Thank JSGill1
Santa Cruz, California
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited here a few years ago, but I passed by yesterday and it brought up strong emotions that I feel towards this place from a very poor experience I had here. I went here with a group of friends, we were having a great time, our server was nice. I got some tacos and right away I felt a... More 

2 Thank Ryan831
Salt Lake City, Utah
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The guacamole was good. I also had the chicken tacos, which were alright but not great. I arrived at the restaurant about 5-10 minutes before they opened. There were other people waiting out front. But they would not start seating people until 5:30 on the dot. Me and some other people had gone inside before 5:30 and the hostess made... More 

1 Thank Leah L
Carmel, California
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The only problem with eating at Mamacita's is not having enough room in my stomach. The food here is delicious, the atmosphere lively, the drinks worth having several of and the desserts - well, we ran out of stomach room. Part of what we loved about eating here is that each dish had it's own flavors - in many Mexican... More 

Thank phh26541
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This was some good Mexican food. We licked our plates clean of our plato a la planchas (duck tacos). Even the side of red rice was delicious! Needless to say even our shared dessert of flan was polished off in five minutes flat. The kids menu, though limited, was good enough for our 5 year old who ate more of... More 

Thank Rohk19
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The guacamole is really good. This is a great neighborhood restaurant in the Marina District. Usually is packed with people after 6pm. Good happy hour menu. Try sitting at the bar-great service and they make a mean margarita. Tacos are pretty good! If you go with a bunch of friends-make a reservation in advance or expect a longer wait. It... More 

Thank justplanatrip
London, England, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

OK so I haven't actually had much Mexican food in Mexico itself, but out of everywhere else I've tried on the planet, this is hands down the best I've ever had. Offering interesting twists on standard dishes, I eventually plumped for the beer-battered mahi-mahi fish tacos, which were sensational. I was eating them as slowly as I could because I... More 

Thank Lee A
Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I come here about once a year when I am in S.F. Love this place, but I always go early before it gets too crowded and loud. Servers are friendly and very efficient. They make really good margaritas. The tuna tacos are delicious.

Thank hanicka

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609
  • 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, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
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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