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Mexican, Southwestern
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1400 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-7267
(512) 353-0070
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Grandview, Texas
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I grew up in Kyle just north of San Marcos. I've eaten here more times than I could count. I now live just south of Ft Worth but everytime we head down to visit family in either Buda or San Antonio we stop in and eat. We eat at a lot of Mexican food places when we head south bc... More 

Thank Kenneth S
Buda, Texas
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359 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here several times. The food is really good. Great atmosphere. Great staff. Good parking. Usually patronize the one in Fredericksburg, Tx., Portions are plentiful and always tasty. The salsa is good and the home made tortillas are fantastic. I have several favorites...anything enchiladas, flautas, chili Colorado are just a few. Good for all types of gatherings from couples to... More 

Thank daddymo2
Missouri City, Texas
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

I am from the Houston area and we have various stayle Tex Mex and Mexican food. The rice and beans were bland. Great selection. Beef fajitas were tender but nothibg special. House margaritas were weak. Underseasoned food. Will try something else bext time we visit. They sell Cheescake Factory smaller slices at rhe same price. Very friendly staff. Happy hour... More 

Thank Rhondabaseballtexas
Chula Vista, California
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179 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

was a great afternoon lunch. Portions are very large, well prepared and fresh. Their salsa is very tasty and the tortillas are made on site!

Thank ldo96
Austin, Texas, USA
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

We have always eaten at the Mamacita's in Kerrville, but found one close to us in San Marcos. The food is the same, consistently good & very flavorful. The chili meat sauce is not chili gravy which is so prevalent in Austin. The taco meat has a good spicy flavor & it not very greasy. The spinach enchiladas have a... More 

Thank MPH200
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were on our way home from vacation in Grapevine and decided to go and eat at Mamacita's for lunch. We drove in and had no problem finding a spot to park. When we went inside we were greeted by the hostesses and seated within a few minutes. Our server Derek was timely and helpful. One of the managers (I... More 

Thank Heather B
Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This wasn't the best rated place in town, but I think it was the best Mexican food we had while visiting. It was nothing fancy, but good chips/salsa, enjoyed the combination plate and my friends were happy with their meals also.

Thank Kbar772
Austin, Texas
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316 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The hosts and the waitstaff were the shining stars at Mamacita's. The food and drinks were fairly good, but nothing to write home about. Nothing was bad about it, but nothing would compel me to return.

Thank Njoytravl
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Don't get me wrong its a beautifully decorated restaurant but for the most part the food wasn't that great. They totally do not have mexican food down! I don't understand how its still open. IT ISNT great food. I've given this place maybe three chances and still I'm left disappointed. I mean how hard is it to get breakfast tacos... More 

Thank Sarafina R
Houston, TX
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121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Service was fast and pleasant but that is about the only positive about the experience. Chips were stale, salsa not remarkable. The frozen margarita was overly sweet, and that was the worst Chile Relleno I have ever eaten. Ever. I've eaten at other Mamacita's before that were tasty, so I don't know what happened here. They did try to provide... More 

Thank DuraMater

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 Aquarena Springs Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666-7267
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: (512) 353-0070

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