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Mama Inez

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390 Yellowstone, Pocatello, ID 83201-4530
+1 208-234-7674
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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San Francisco, United States
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Mama Inez is a great place to go if you're looking for Mexican food without too much heat, and a whole lot of cheese. Their Pasilla peppers are really amazing (it's the house special), but everything comes swamped in cheese and/or sauce of various types, and you have to ask specifically if you want them to spice up the food.... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

OK, first off, my wife and I have been eating here since we were in collage and we will continue to eat here until we are put in the old folks home. We always have cheese crisps with beer. Ask for flour tortilla shells. Lots of their dishes a very good, especially the chimichanga (sp?) The portion sizes are huge... More 

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Thank Twin798
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

The flavor of the food is good, but not spicy. Service needs Improvement, Good Bar area, however the margaritas although slightly strong, lack the flavors other than alcohol. Try cheese Crisps with a side of enchilada sauce.

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Thank Stephen H
Blackfoot
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is a great Pocatello staple. It has American style Mexican food that is very good but is not super ethinetic.

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Thank Michael W
Pocatello, Idaho
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

I've tried this place several times and the food and service gets worse every time. I'm done and I'm not going back. The food, including the sauce, is almost tasteless. The crab and shrimp items are the worst. Picture fake "krab" and tiny, mushy, canned shrimp in a limp burrito and a lukewarm, bland sauce. Yuck. The last time I... More 

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Thank DogLover83
Idaho
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

Locals like it. It's good. The crab and cream cheese enchiladas are yummy and rich. If you're from out of town it's certainly worth trying out.

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Thank campbellcreek
Pocatello, ID
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Their Shrimp and crap burritos are hard to beat. The store front on south Yellowstone looks a little shady and the sloped floors give you a little shock, but have a great Mexican meal at a good price.

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Thank Paul M
California/Idaho
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

I ordered enchiladas chicken that is and I will have to say that it is a kind of a mushy mess.... the rice and beans were nothing to write home about the refried beans were just mushed up and not very tasty and the rice was run-of-the-mill seasoned rice the chips were hot and decent but the salsa was also... More 

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Thank akitahntr
Hayden Lake, Idaho
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Very good food, great staff, lots of room for large groups. Salsa is excellent, we bought some to go as well. Carne Asada (for meat lovers) was very well prepared. For those who like to try new things - Pasilla pepper stuffed with cream cheese and crab is unique. Very enjoyable dinner.

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Thank Tatitulov
pocatello
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

love the food and the atmosphere. Staff is very good and efficient. Drinks are great. Fun to sit in the bar or the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Yellowstone, Pocatello, ID 83201-4530
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-234-7674

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?