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Mamacita Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Marina District
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
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2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609 (Scott)
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Euclid, Ohio
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we went to SF for Kevin's 30 bday 4 mths later and he chose this restaurant from any he could have picked. Well it was very authentic food . Loved the tacos best I have ever had. Service was great our waitress took very good care of a party of 8. Would recommend this place for great Mexican food

Thank Linda H
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous Mexican food and atmosphere. All the family enjoyed it - my husband and I plus kids aged 16 12 10 5. Delicious authentic and plentiful. Our waitress was lovely and friendly - male staff were either having a bad night or have bad teeth as not a smile in sight there! Didn't detract from evening however and it was... More 

Thank JennCorson
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50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mamacita's is amazing Mexican food on Chestnu in the marina. Everything is fresh and delicious! You will never regret going there! They make home made guacamole and they have great food and cocktails! One of my favorites for Mexican! It's no taqueria! It's more upscale deliciousness! Cheers

Thank Jason V
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Great atmosphere, good free-flowing margaritas & some nice different food options. Able to start with a drink in the bar before being seated which is always nice. Highly recommended

Thank Kim B
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

good margaritas - both traditional and with mezcal. Had several food items and all good - chicken and brisket in particular. bartenders are busy but good to talk with. a little expensive for what you get, but it is good and not the traditional, too common, american version of mexican food.

Thank WAEnglishSetter
Toronto, Canada
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277 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

On Chestnut Street there are lots of good restaurants. Mamacita is one of them. It is spacious, with good ambience and most important, great food and margaritas. We had a salad and tacos, and both were excellent. Margaritas were very good, with a good choice of flavours. Flan with cheesecake was a dessert highlight. Very good overall.

Thank QueenStreetLaw
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I love Mexican food and this was by far one of the best I have ever had. The appetizers were excellent. We shared 4 of them. For our meals we all got different tacos and shared them. All were really good. The goat tacos I could eat every day. This was the first for our friends who live in SF.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My husband and I LOVE Mamacita. We come here each time we visit San Francisco. We were in The City for just over a week early July and we ate at my favourite restaurant three times. The food is nothing less than divine. They use local ingredients mostly from their family farm - and each morsel of those ingredients are... More 

Thank Zoe L
San Mateo CA
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Did a house swap (with our kids!) and this is one of the places they sent us. Saturday night on Chestnut Street is a hustling bustling atmosphere so don't expect quiet and romantic. This place is packed. Service was great. Food was really tasty (we "shared" two different taco plates and a couple of beers. The tacos are tiny, sort... More 

Thank conlopez
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23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Excellent moles and creative dishes. The chicken enchiladas in a flavorful mole were wonderful. I had a red sopa that was mildly spicy and had a complex chile profile, a very good soup!

Thank Cal C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2317 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123-2609
  • Public Transportation: Muni: 28, 30, 43, 76.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Marina District
  • Neighborhood: Marina District
  • Phone Number: 415-346-8494

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

Staying in Marina District

Neighborhood Profile
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to the Marina. Originally the location for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city. With the picturesque bay setting as its backdrop, it’s no surprise that the area has hosted numerous movie productions. Daytime activities focus on café culture and boutique shopping, while the evenings turn this neighborhood into a party-going hotspot.
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