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“Mamaritas” 4 of 5 stars
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Mamacita's Cafe
7325 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505-1809
(281) 476-9545
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Ranked #22 of 182 Restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Mexican
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Nassau Bay, Texas
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Mamaritas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

It's now called Mamaritas, but seems unchanged otherwise. I like the seafood enchiladas.

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English first
Houston, Texas
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156 reviews 156 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“If You're in the Area & Want Something a Little Different...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011 via mobile

We've never been REALLY impressed w/ this place, although many friends love it. They do have a decent selection of "Not Tex-Mex" plates, which is nice. The problem seems to be that they use the exact same items (meat, beans, etc) on
most of the main dishes. When a
group of us went together & each
got different plates (the "Yucatan"
plates, as someone else noted), we
tasted one anothers' & found that
they were way too similar... All pretty good, but much alike. That being said, their food does have a different taste than most places around here, & they also have a decent vegetarian selection. As I said in the title of this review, if you are in the area, give them a shot- just don't make a special trip!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Buffalo, NY
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“I've been to better...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

Only green sauce and bean dip with the chips. Chips and green sauce were good.

Service was a little slow and the place was quite noisy. Light above the table didn't work and the waiter said he was unable to fix it.

The menu had limited selections, but the portions were fairly good. Prices seamed reasonable.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Standard Tex-Mex plus a limited selection of Yucatan dishes. Good service but can be noisy.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2009

Standard Tex-Mex plus a limited selection of Yucatan dishes. Good service but can be noisy.

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MechaSquirrel
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nothing to be excited about”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2008

For some reason every time I'm visiting family in Pasadena, they insist on going to Mamacita's, and to be honest I've never had a meal there that was palatable. The two saving graces are the charro beans and the salsa, both of which are on the high end of average. Most of the food is unseasoned, poor quality meat. The service is always lacking, and their management is abhorrent. There hasn't been a single time I've walked into Mamacita's and walked out happier for the experience.

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