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Mamacita Restaurant & Bar

2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609 (Marina)
415-346-8494
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Ranked #669 of 4,950 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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Belfast
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant, good decor, friendly staff and interesting menu, we really enjoyed the food and food the options alittle different. The food came extremely quickly and we left very full. Recommended

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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Loved our meal at Mamacita, loved everything about it. Margarita's were great, food was awesome. Put it on your 'to do' list but make a reservation. We were there on a Monday night and it was packed.

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Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went here with our friends to celebrate their recent engagement (this is their favorite restaurant). We were pleasantly greeted upon arrival and brought back to a table (we had reservations). The waitress brought us our first round of drinks as we talked about their engagement. I had the Carmencita which was very tasty. My friend had asked for a... More

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Los Altos, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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