“But it is worth it, great food, great setting, lots of fun.”
“Guacamole made at your table, great drinks and good food - reminds me of Texas.”
“The live mariachis, excellent food; service was awesome, and free tequila shots.”
“If you are going to charge 11 dollars for guacamole, its probably best to say thats the cost before asking people if they would like guacamole the second they sit down (and before you are given the menu).”
“Loud music from the mariachis and a festive atmosphere make this a great place to go for a pitcher of sangria and some Mexican food.”
“This place is too pricey, has horrible service, nasty food, therefore I will never go back to this place and will not recommend it to anyone.”
“Yes service isn't amazing b/c it's always soooo crowded, but it's solid and perfectly acceptable.”
“The "spanish rice" is just white rice soaked in tomato sauce, the guacamole is horrible overpriced at 12 bucks and not even that good.”
“Nice place for a quick meal”
CLOSED. :( The new replacement restaurant is good but this one is closed.
One of The Best. This is a great spot for a special occasion with friends and family they have great food and make dip right at your table. But you pay for it.
STAY AWAY!!!!!. If I could give it a -5 stars I would. My husband took me a month ago and we had a horrible time. The service was horrible. We sat for 30 min before we even got attended to. Only because we called the manager over. The food was disgusting. The supposed ceviche was a horrible tasting shrimp cocktail. The main dishes were tasteless chicken with soggy rice. A few days later I noticed that in our checking account they had overcharged us. We contacted the restaurant and we basically got the brush off. Overall a horrible experience. NEVER AGAIN!!!
A-mazing!!!!!. This place totally deserves the five diamond award it won! I always order there when i want mexican food, and trust me, there are two other mexican restaurants nearby i can order from, but they never come to mind. Though i've eaten food from Mama many times, i've eaten inside the place once but it was still pretty good. And the band and table-side quac was amazing! the one downside was that it was crowded.
Mexican Food at its Finest. Two friends and i went to eat here a few weeks ago and I have been meaning to write a review ever since! I was shocked to see a negative review on here, especially because we had such an amazing night! This wasnt my first time here, but it was my friends. We ordered the guacemole, which is fresh-made at the table! Im personally not a guacemole eater, but the boys were scraping the dish trying to get every little bite! One of my friends ordered a shrimp dish, and he went crazy for it!! Unfortunately, I cant remember the name of it. My other friend and I split the surf and turf fajitas for two and we were in fajita heaven!! The meat is amazing and all the veggies taste so fresh! We also loved the seasoning of them! The boys also ordered a couple drinks, which they said were amazing...me, just a diet coke. The bill wasnt cheap, but we thought it was appropriate considering we were eating at a top Mexican restaurant in the city! All three of us already have plans to eat dinner here agin in a few weeks!! Definitely worth the price...this Mexican food is awesome!!
Overpriced, Terrible Service, Mediocre Food.
I visited Mama Mexico today for lunch with two friends.
Service: The reason I will never go back to this restaurant is definitely because of the service. Initially the wait staff was very attentive. It was typically the type of service I would expect with prices like that, but when the bill came it was an entirely different story. My friend and I both ordered a lunch special off the menu but the waitress apparently brought us a nearly identical lunch special that was NOT on the menu that also cost $4 more. When we saw the price on the bill for $20 for our lunch entrees we asked her to clarify. The waitress then proceeded to tell us that we should have informed her that the entree was incorrect before we ate it--albeit we had no idea what the difference between the two entrees was besides the price. Anyway, to make a long story short, our waitress just left us at our table and never took care of our problem so my friend had to get up and talk to someone else who also told us we should have told them before we ate it and that he couldnt alter the price on the bill because the manager was not in. In total we waited for about 20 minutes for them to tell us they couldn't take $8 dollars off a $123.00 dollar check. Their lack of problem solving skills was astonishing. Someone needs to let them know that the customer is always right.
Food: I was initially shocked by the food prices for lunch. The food was okay, but nothing spectacular. I ordered a plate of enchiladas, one with filet mignon, one with shrimp and another with chicken. The dish was very generous on sauce but lacking the flavor I look for when I want Mexican food. The guacamole (an astonishing $11 dollars for a small bowl) was also bland. I found myself mixing it with the salsa just for some kick.
Gorgeous Mexican Restaurant. My husband and I had a fabulous experience at Mama Mexico. The place is absolutely gorgeous and the fresh guacemole made right at our table was delicious!! Our food was prepared perfectly and we left extremely satisfied.
Soooooo disappointing. used to be a great place. overcooked chicken, fishy tasting fish dishes, bland quesadilla, mousse desserts served at refrigerator temp - no flavor, no mousse consistency. definitely avoid mama mexico. ridiculously expensive, too. great tableside guacamole, great drinks.
fabulous night out!.
Went with an old group of friends - we had a wonderful time!
Seating is a little tight and we were practically sitting with our neighbors- but this place is a fun loud atmosphere - be prepared!
our waiter made us fresh guacamole at our table which was awesome and the drinks were amazing! we racked up quite a bill so the management kept sending us shots and complimentary drinks.
I ordered the red snapper in green sauce-- yum! The food is the most traditional I have had in NYC and this did not let me down! It was fantastic and we had a wonderful time
They also had a mariachi band playing and when one of the members of our table started singing along with them everyone in the restaurant applauded!
Fun for large groups!! Not fun if you want a quiet romantic dinner
great for its atmosphere. Talk about a fun night out. The most important thing about this restaurant is the company that you bring with you. Yes, the food is ok. Yes the drinks are fine. The great thing about Mama Mexico is that it lends it self really well to having a loud, rowdy, and fun time. Mama Mexico isn?t enveloping to the point that you feel like you left Manhattan and ended up in Tijuana but the colors are bright and the mariachi band doesn?t let you have any deep, depressing and pensive dickens moments. No, the food wasn?t amazing, but it was actually fine, (maybe a little on the expensive side.) I had a camarones cancun, which was shrimp in a red cream sauce with onions and peppers ($19) and a few mojitos, which definitely cheered me up. My friends all had one version of a burrito or another but everybody?s food was ok. What actually bothered me was that the service was so hurried that they couldn?t take a second to do their jobs with ease. We had a few more drinks in lieu of desert, which I prefer any way because if I am going to pack on the calories it might as well get me a little buzzed. No offense to flan, but I will skip the desert this time.
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