Pet friendly outdoor seatingWe had a small dog in tow and were grateful for the outdoor heated seating. The hostess was gracious, even directly to the family pet! The service was great, even when creating our own margarita concoctions (add jalapeno!). Every dish we had was wonderful and so fresh. Ceviche Moderno, Barbacoa tacos and enchiladas rancheras. Would highly recommend these plates, this place and these people to everyone. Can't comment so much on the indoor ambience or noise level as we were outdoors, but the place was busy!- always a good sign in restaurants6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMexican nom nomsLove my food. Love my wine. Love Mexican food. So this place was perfect. Very friendly and professional service too. Highly recommended!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for food & drinks!They managed a table of 12 very well. Our drinks were replenished as need and the wait for food wasn't too long. Definitely worth having more of the appetizers - everything we had was great!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food and very goodVery good food and very good service but I'm kind of getting tired of the restarant design where it's a long couch against the wall fronted by tiny tables (18"x24") with maybe 4-6" between tables so you get a great view of your neighbor's they slid in/out to go to the bathroom. The best part is they can also in on a private conversation you are having and also stare at the food you ordered.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMmarina gemmexican fare with pizzaz. food that comes out of the kitchen are bursting with flavor. a different take on the tacos and enchilada dish. we love the stuff jalapeno and the crab stuff taquitos. and of course the margaritas with several types of tequila to choose from. a great place for a meal with a lot of energy. we don't mind the drive from the valley to dine at Mamacitas.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great...Nice to know that Mamacitas can always be counted on for great food and great service. Now if they would just bring back brunch and those amazing huevos rancheros....all would be good with the world.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMExcept for the noise, it's perfect.Our service, the ambiance and of course the food was really good. The noise level gets to be a bit much though.
The chile rejones were the best I've had. You could absolutely make a meal of the starters. There were five of
us who shared four or five starters and I was full so just split a jicama salad which was perfect.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe small plates were perfectThe small plates were perfect for 5 of us being able to sample all the various
dishes. Every dish was attractively presented. Couldn't have asked for better
service ... our waitress was friendly and efficient.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though we had a reservationEven though we had a reservation the table originally offered was poor. Crammed between two other tables. Even though multiple other tables were open (specifically for two) we were not allowed to sit at them. Fortunately there was no one seated outside & we were happy to sit outside. Beautiful California Saturday evening. However, the hostess was notably NOT accommodating. Food was great regardless. This is always & will continue to be a go to spot when I have out of town visitors. Delicious.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad not been in a few years,Had not been in a few years, but great to find that Mamacita has not rested on its (well-deserved) laurels. The food is truly wonderful...fresh, vibrant flavors, non-traditional pairings of mostly traditional ingredients, perfectly prepared and nicely presented. Service continues to be the near-perfect blend of professional/efficient and friendly/casual.
Prices are moderate (most expensive item is $19). Given the quality of the food, this could almost qualify as a "bargain". Short wine list with easy food pairings (moderate mark-ups) and okay beer list. Very extensive and impressive tequila offerings.
Negatives: Small (but very attractive)space with cramped seating. Noise level rates 8/9 out of 10. Parking is a nightmare.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe carnitas tacos are wow!!The carnitas tacos are wow!! As are the carne asada steak tacos! Yummy guacamole too! Go for happy hour M-F for some great deals on margaritas and tacos! The house margarita doesn't disappoint! Fresh and delicious!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was amazing, especiallyEverything was amazing, especially our waiter, Eric. He was wonderful! He gave us great recommendations for dinner and dessert and was incredibly friendly! My fiance and I will definitely return!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest tacos we've had. ExcellentBest tacos we've had. Excellent Margaritas. We will be back.1/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was great. TheyThe service was great. They staff take good care of you here. The jicama salad was, as always, great. The only real flaw to the food was that the octopus in the seafood cocktail was rubbery.12/23/2012 12:00:00 AMBest upscale Mexican restaurantBest upscale Mexican restaurant I have ever been to - but beware - the prices can be a bit upscale.12/19/2012 12:00:00 AM