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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)
+1 415-346-8494
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the spur of the moment without reservations, and were seated immediately, but I would strongly recommend reservations as the restaurant is very busy. Guacamole and chips were delicious and fresh. Not a typical "combination" kind of Mexican food, but locally sourced and creatively combined. I had the chicken tacos which were crunchy and flavorful. Wish I was... More 

Thank lisa3711
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175 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very, very noisy restaurant. Poor 'mexican food' including average guacamole. Of course, only mexican beer selection. But the service is friendly and prompt. We would not return.

Thank daggertravel
Brussels, Belgium
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on a Saturday night - be warned - it's a noisy restaurant so perfect if you want to get warmed up for a night out, not so great if you want a quiet meal. The food was delicious - highly recommend the Carnitas Tacos but everything was great. It was super busy but service was excellent!!!

Thank Englishguy85
Boerne, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Let me start from saying I live in San Antonio Texas where the Mexican food is amazing almost anywhere you go. I suspected eating Mexican food in SF wasn't a great idea and I was right. Very pricey and not even close to the standard I am accustomed to.

Thank 236jefferys
Euclid, Ohio
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86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

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 September 27, 2016 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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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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290 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 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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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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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: +1 415-346-8494

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

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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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