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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 - 10:00 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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had our monthly church dinner here a few times a year. The staff is always wonderful especially since we have to have 8 separate tickets. The entrees are extremely large so make sure you realize you're going to be taking them home.

Thank Diane H
Houston, Texas
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were starving after visiting the University and we came upon Mamacita's. Quaint place, the food decent, the waitstaff not so much. It was busy but they could use more help. Not to pricey and satisfies you on a budget.

Thank Claudia T
Grandview, Texas
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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494 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

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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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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110 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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321 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, 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?