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Mamacita's Taqueria

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Downtown Asheville
Mexican, American
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77 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3626
18282558080
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Description: Located in downtown Asheville, Mamacita's Taqueria serves up fresh, made...
Located in downtown Asheville, Mamacita's Taqueria serves up fresh, made from scratch Mexican cuisine. Mama won't let you go hungry!
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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Good, Fast, & Reasonably Priced

Really glad this place is here. Reliably good, fast, and reasonably priced food. I especially like the guacamole and fish tacos.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Cheerol S
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really glad this place is here. Reliably good, fast, and reasonably priced food. I especially like the guacamole and fish tacos.

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Thank Cheerol S
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here for lunch while vacationing in Asheville. There was a bit of a wait, but it was pretty worth it. The place is set up very similar to a "Moe's Southwest", but definitely had a local flair to it. Food was pretty darn good and they had a surprisingly decent selection of beers and local... More 

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Thank Lauren M
Annapolis, Maryland
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, if you like authentic Mexican food you will have a great meal at Mamacita's. Everything is delicious, from the Huevos Rancheros and breakfast burritos to the fish tacos. The food is clearly from quality ingredients and is prepared well and to order. And you can't beat the prices!

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Thank USNAsponsormom
John A, Owner at Mamacita's Taqueria, responded to this review

This is what I like to see! This review is so awesome -- thank you so much for leaving it. It warms my heart to hear from a fan of our food because we were so hard on maintaining our authenticity. Whenever you're hungry for phenomenal, affordable Mexican, we're here to serve. -John Atwater, Owner More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Good, authentic Mexican food in the heart of downtown Asheville. My favorite is the chipotle chicken burrito and the baja fish tacos, but everything on the menu is good. Great staff, no long wait, and plenty of cold local beer!

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Thank Kelly P
John A, Owner at Mamacita's Taqueria, responded to this review

I'm so happy you found us, Kelly, as this review really nails everything we're all about -- delicious tacos, attentive service, and ice cold beer! If you're ever again on our side of town, feel free to drop by again, as I'd love to have you back. Warm regards, John Atwater, Owner More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Needed to have a quick meal, so stopped at Mamacias. I had chicken tacos and my husband had "grilled" steak tacos. Both meats were tough. Seasoning just wasn't there so it did not taste authentic. Taco chips were cold and too brown. If you like Mexican food you will not like this.

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Thank Sharon B
John A, Owner at Mamacita's Taqueria, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback, Sharon, and we're sorry you weren't satisfied with your meal. We strive for the most authentic and freshest in Mexican cuisine, and we've built quite the reputation for ourselves here in Asheville over the years -- a reputation not unfounded. If you're ever in Asheville again, I'd love it if you gave us another chance,... More 

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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Fast, good, home made food in downtown with a low price tag. Park in public garage right down the street for free tops off a fun easy experience.

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Thank TeenaDF
John A, Owner at Mamacita's Taqueria, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. It's such a treat to see people enjoying my establishment. We're all about a great experience for our customers, so it's a privilege to see when we deliver. Anytime you're in town, stop by and pay us another visit! Safe travels, John Atwater, Owner More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

I liked the environment, the price was not bad, and the food was very tasty i had the burrito it was okay but I've had better. My only complaint was that the drink machine was just nasty all the soda tasted weird but overall was good:)

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Thank zachsimmons
John A, Owner at Mamacita's Taqueria, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us! It's a real treat to see you enjoyed your stay. I'll definitely take your concerns into consideration, as cleanliness and presentation are of the utmost importance when it comes to running a restaurant. Next time you're in town, we'll be here for your burrito fix. Thanks again, John Atwater,... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I eat at mamacitas multiple times a week and have for years. The food is always fresh, delicious, and cheap. The staff can be a little intimidating but every single one of them is super nice and cool when you get to know them. Of the hundreds of times I have been, not a single time have I left unsatisfied.... More 

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Thank SALTY_WALTY
John A, Owner at Mamacita's Taqueria, responded to this review

Means a lot to us! Thanks for being such a great friend and customer to us over the years. See you again soon! Best, John Atwater, Owner More 

Apex, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great burritos and Mexican food on the south slope of Asheville. Right next door to the Wicked Weed Brewery.

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Thank Eric S
John A, Owner at Mamacita's Taqueria, responded to this review

Really glad you enjoyed everything, Eric! Hope you can stop by and have another burrito with us again soon. Take care 'til then! Best, John Atwater, Owner More 

Asheville
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food is generally tasty and a few items are different. The main staff is NOT friendly every time for years. Not all.

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Thank SusieAsheville
John A, Owner at Mamacita's Taqueria, responded to this review

Very disappointed to hear this Susie. We only hire the best staff members, and we hold ourselves to a very high standard of service, so I'm a bit surprised to hear this. I hope you'll give us another visit soon so we can improve upon your last one. All the best, John Atwater, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801-3626
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville>  > Downtown Asheville
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Asheville
  • Phone Number: 18282558080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine

Description

Located in downtown Asheville, Mamacita's Taqueria serves up fresh, made from scratch Mexican cuisine. Mama won't let you go hungry!
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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