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Permanently Closed - Mamacita

4.3
850 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. At Mamacita we pride ourselves on creating a community atmosphere while serving culinary creations and libations utilizing the freshest of ingredients. At the core of our offering is a homage to original Mexican dishes made from scratch each day. House-made tamales, tortillas and sauces create a foundation for our ever seasonal menu. While unique and carefully crafted ceviches, enchiladas and tacos have become house staples. We also take our tequila and beverages very seriously as we search out hand crafted and boutique distilleries to round out our over 60 in house tequilas and mescals. Three times recognized as "Best Mexican" in the San Francisco Bay Area we pride ourselves on providing you a great experience and love what we do everyday.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm. Bar open late.
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Phone number
(415) 346-8494
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sam Josi & Luis Contreras
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Catering
Mamacita has the ability to cater special events of any size off-site. For more information please email us at info@mamacita.com
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Cross street
Scott
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Public transit
Muni: 28, 30, 43, 76.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Fun place for drinks and small plates to share. Pricey for small portion sizes.
Just know that this isn't going to be a fast meal. Service was exceptionally slow.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2017

Everything was fabulous, tasty and fresh. Would just like restaurants to take steps to reduce the noise level with insulation or tiles. Group of 6 and we were shouting to one another

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Amazing food. My absolute new favorite spot to eat in the city

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3.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Price to high lol

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2017

The food was very good it was somewhat crowded tables to close together and very noisy not a place to go if you want to talk once again five stars for the food excellent

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Great from beginning to end. Food was fab and service was terrific.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Great food coupled with outstanding attentive service -- really fun evening with out of town friends

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Tables too close, very loud, very expensive for small amounts of food. Upside was stellar service and great ambience other than noise levels. Food was well presented but average in taste.

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3.0Dined on February 8, 2017

The food was very good, however despite making a reservation in advance they did not have a table to accommodate our group. We unfortunately had to sit at a cramped table, and they were not veey accommodating.

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2017

Noisiest, most crowded restaurant in SF with only passable Mexican food. Relatively quick service so perhaps I would recommend it for an early and quick snack, but no lingering.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2017

Great tacos. Interior is so loud that you really can't easily talk. Outside tables looked the best

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2017

Mexican not Tex-Mex and not your usual Mexican. Approaches foodie Mexican.
A bit loud but conversation is easy. Filled up by 7:30 on a weeknight. Usual SF parking problem.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2017

Good stuff. Carnitas are perfect. A bit crispy but totally moist.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Always great food. The wind was excellent , and the service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Dined here with a group of 7 for my dad's birthday. We ordered just about every craft cocktail on their menu and loved all of them; special shout out to the cucumber gimlet and the jamaica sour. The food was excellent. We visit Padrecito a lot and there are some similarities, but Mamacita's menu offers great variety. We tried a bunch of different things across the menu. My personal favorites: Jicama salad, Rancheras, Carnitas tacos and the esquite.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Terrible appropriation of my culture. I have Never paid that much for three tacos and never will again. I've worked in the restaurant industry for almost a decade, left sincerely disappointed in the food.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2017

Far better than expected! Our server was excellent which helped too. My friend order the chicken tortilla soup which was delicious although a bit too spicy for me. Wish they mentioned that on the menu. The Hickam a salad it was fantastic. Different than we thought it would be – like a chopped salad with delicious dressing. The shrimp tacos were amazing – two big shrimp on each taco with wonderful fruity salsa. Cocktails were fantastic. Didn't know how good this place was and we will definitely return !

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2017

Fantastic! Great margaritas, apps, service. Highly recommend.

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3.0Dined on January 2, 2017

We went just for drinks and appetizers. The guac was excellent along with the tamales we had. Refilling water could have been better. The plates are 20+ dollars so expect it to be closer to a $$.

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4.0Dined on December 19, 2016

Mamacita's is a terrific neighborhood find, great service, and delighfult flavors. The carnitas are crispy, tasty, and ample portions. Cannot go wrong with the huge variety of selections.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Upbeat enviroment and young scene. Food was fresh and tastfully prepared. The Margarita pricey and not up to speed what we expected for this tag. We had table in far back right by kitchen entrance, not ideal if you want to have a romantic conversation.
Waitress was little snippy as we did not order more than drinks and appetizers, still a $60 tab.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Local eatery and bar. It's delish every time! We come here when friends/ family are in town or just to grab really great Mexican food. Everything on the menu is great. I love the tacos and enchiladas.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2016

Good drinks, good food, good service.

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1.0Dined on December 10, 2016

I traveled a long way for this restaurant to celebrate our anniversary, and it was disappointing. I had written on OpenTable that it was a special event, and they forgot. The manager, Luther, argued with me and blamed me for not telling them! The tables are so close to each other, that the couple to our right asked to be moved. The couple to our left put $3 on the table and left after being served water. I measured the distance; it's one full hand distance from table to table. We even felt that they were more interested in patrons leaving quickly to make room for other customers! It was awful!

I apologized to my wife for the restaurant. I had four other restaurants to pick from, and I chose poorly. Both of us left portions of food on our plates. I'm of Hispanic heritage and there are many taco trucks that do a much better job than Mamacita. The restaurant ended up putting a family with unruly kids next to us, and they kept drawing on the table with crayons and sneezing. I have kids and I'm very patient and I understand, but this restaurant represents itself as a higher caliber establishment for elegant dining. This is not a 4 or 5-star restaurant. That is deceiving.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2016

Great Resto, great food and incredible margs. Great place to meet up with friends :)

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2016

Amazing. My favorite restaurant in San Francisco, hands down. Chilaquiles.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2016

Awesome service awesome food the micheladas were great tacos were great guacamole and chips were so delicious customer service was awesome

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3.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Would be better if you could order a variety of tacos rather than get 3 of one kind. The beauty of the taco's bite-size ness is to be able to sample a variety.

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2016

A great new interpretation of Mexican cooking with a very good wine selection and exceptional competent and attentive service.
Thanks!

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2016

We were a group of 4 from out of town in San Fran for a Conference. Mamacita was recommended by a local. We loved it! We happen to be there during happy hour and let me tell you, best happy hour EVER! Full portions for a fraction of the price. The food was excellent, we share a punch of taco's and one was even better than the next. I can't pick a favorite because they were all outstanding!

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2016

Cadillac Mamacita margaritas; guacamole; jicama salad; Mahi Mahi tacos; and churros --- all delicious. The only downside is noise level and close positioning of tables, both of which make it hard to carry on a conversation without shouting.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2016

They have a great happy hour (until 6PM) menu with discounted food items. We like to order the crunchy chicken tacos (normally $17 for 3 tacos; happy hour price $9 for 3 tacos!), but everything we've tried here is great, including the Neiman Ranch beef short rib enchiladas! Some of their items are gluten free (such as the aforementioned chicken tacos).

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5.0Dined on October 17, 2016

The carne asada tacos are amazing.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2016

We had a reservation but showed up late -- nonetheless, on a busy night, they fit us in at the communal within 15 minutes. Our server (blonde, short), was extremely personable and gave us a great recommendation for my friend's drink. She was always nearby but never hovered too close.

The food itself was very good! Chilaquiles were excellent, and the tacos as well. I would go back here.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2016

Was very loud and crowded ; HOWEVER, food, service and atmosphere made up for it:-)

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Very lively atmosphere. Great appetizers, we had the ceviche and it was delicious! Friendly staff and they were tentative to my food allergies. Creative and delicious menu all around.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2016

Always a great place for a girls dinner!

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5.0Dined on October 4, 2016

Fantastic spot. Little noisy but totally worth it

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5.0Dined on September 30, 2016

One of my fav places.

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5.0Dined on September 25, 2016

Good value, high quality ingredients, tasty elevated Mexican cuisine, lively fun atmosphere.

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