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Mamacita Restaurant & Bar

2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609 (Marina)
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Ranked #591 of 4,919 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
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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80% Recommend
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English first
San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I am no authority on authentic Mexican food but I really enjoyed this place. The service was excellent, the food was excellent, and the atmosphere was lively. They had an excellent selection of tequilas and mescals. Would definitely recommend stopping in if get the chance.

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Silicon Valley, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Mexican, not in the Mission, great?!? Yup. Food is tasty, service was attentive without being intrusive. Good selection of both Tequila and Mezcal, and great mixed cocktails as well. I won't claim to know enough about authenticity to make a definitive statement. Be prepared to wait as its popular, I don't know if you can wait at the bar. At... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The dishes are delicious and they offer a wide range of options, they even have an alternative vegetarian menu!!!. Just make sure to ask the waitress about it, if you are into vegan-vegetarian food. Prices are OK and the service is fast. My only complaint would be that I found the place a little noisy (to much people talking loudly).

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Albany, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

With no reservations and tired from a long day of tourist activities, Mamacitas was a welcome and delicious respite. Chestnut street is quaint but hip with a low key vibe. Before 6 pm was happy hour with 25% off certain drinks including very delicious Margaritas. Menu had a lot of variations. We were seated without a problem (it was 5:15,... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

When my husband and I visit San Francisco, we love to stay in the Marina District and we always look forward to eating at Mamacita. We love this place so much that we try to find AirBnb accomodations that are close in proximity :) I've had some average dishes at Mamacita so I definitely think it depends what you order,... More

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