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“New & Brilliant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mamacita

Mamacita
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hawkes Bay
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“New & Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

We have been twice now to the new place in town and it is just brilliant. Fast and efficient service. Great menu with delicious dishes to share. A great way to dine. The dips are wonderful served with the best corn chips ever. The fried chicken is amazing. The pulled pork soft taco OMG!! The drinks are pretty good too, nice margaritas. If you have not been yet....go, you'll love it. Go early to get a table or if you have to wait it will be worth it. Enjoy.

Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
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English first
Hastings, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great for celebrating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

This place was fair humming! It was obviously a popular spot on a cool autumnal night. Everything about this visit was wonderful. Excellent staff, great atmosphere, warm and cosy, and delicious food. As a place to celebrate a birthday we couldn't have found better. I would certainly recommend the baked custard and caramel - it was to die for!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Alana F
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Hastings, New Zealand
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Friday Night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

Arriving just after 5pm meant finding a table was good. Food delicious as always. Two plates are plenty. Pork ribs generous serving and so tasty. Place was pumping by the time we left. So casual and relaxing. Great way to spend a Friday night.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank C3PW
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Napier, New Zealand
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239 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Funky place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Enjoyed but food not quite flavours I was expecting. Crew were friendly and kept close eye. Suppose could sum up by saying great time, great service food nice but expected more flavour/spice.

Visited April 2014
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Thank 1JayB
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“... Mexico Ole ...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were for three nights in Havelock North and two nights we went to Mama Cita ... the first night was absolutley fantastic ... good food, great atmosphere & magaritas. However, the second night we returned we were a bit disappointed because we ordered the same but the portions of some of the meals were halfed. I bit small for the $$$.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank biglondon
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