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“We all loved it !”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Mamacita

Mamacita
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Havelock North
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148 reviews
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“We all loved it !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

The kids loved their own menus, coloured pencils, new Spanish words, nachos, and speedy arrival of food.
Mum loved her margarita, soft shell taco De Polio - chicken with a mole verde sauce and toasted almonds and the very reasonable prices - she was paying !!
Granny loved De Puerco - coffee,chilli and brown sugar spiced braised pork spare ribs, the shared guacamole and tostadas, and most of all her long margarita with tequila, grapefruit juice, coriander and ginger syrup. Wanted another one several hours later when back at home.
We all loved the churros rolled in cinnamon and sugar with rich chocolate sauce ( not too sweet,)
Very busy, fast friendly service, pretty noisy. We enjoyed sitting out the back. Blankets , candles and patio heater for cooler nights ahead.
A very welcome addition to Havelock North dining. We' ll be going again.

  • Visited March 2014
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Taupo, nZ
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4 restaurant reviews
“Delicious and inventive cuisine paired with a perfect atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I are traveling abroad from the US for several months and we both agree that our dinner at Mamacita was the best meal we've had out since beginning our travels several weeks ago.The food was delicious and beautifully presented, we loved the variety of small bites and the tapas feel of the dining experience and the margaritas are some of the best we've ever had! The staff were incredibly friendly- especially the front of house manager who greeted us upon arrival. The service was flawless and we had such an amazing dinner with friends. Not to mention the decor is unlike anything we've seen before- the ambiance is spot on. We think Mamacita is an absolute gem of an establishment and we hope to be back!

  • Visited March 2014
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“Epic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Amazing everything. Great decor , happy attentive servers, awesome drinks and spectacular food!
Really happy, cant wait to return!!

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Great food, great staff, great margaritas!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

I was travelling through during a visit from Melbourne, heard through word of mouth of an amazing new Mexican restaurant in Havelock North. The cocktails were the best (had classic margarita and another with mango I think), the food was amazing and generous, big fan of the caramel desert! I highly recommend any of the soft shell tacos.

The staff were all very nice and everything came out fast and hot! Was overall a very great night and I will definitely be coming back soon.

Thanks team

  • Visited February 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

Great little restaurant. Casual lively atmosphere with good drinks menu and well thought out mix of plates to share. The ribs are highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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