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Posted by Anonymous on 03/27/2010
Great food but too expensive!
Posted by TooTallNYC on 03/05/2010
Not really Mexican food. Definitely an American take, but that is understandable. We are after all in the US. The place is pure chaos. Several different waiters coming by throughout the night trying to help, but really adding confusion to the situation. I did ask our same original waiter three times for a beer. I have never not had a drink delivered after the second request. This time it took three. That in itself was very frustrating. The Guacamole is excellent, but way over priced. The fajitas were okay, but again way over priced. It appears that at one time this place may have been on their toes and really humming along, but now they are getting lazy. In general a lot of confusion from the wait staff. People must like the place because it was packed and they give out free shots from a bottle. I would not go back.
Posted by filibe21 on 11/14/2009
Let's face it-for the average tourist this may be a fun NYC experience, but anyone who has had real Mexican food would agree that this place is not worth the buck. You'll be paying top dollars for bad (not even Mexican!) food. The freshly made guacamole is not always good and is certainly not worth the $13! If you're a tourist and you're visiting NYC, please do not fall for the lame old "Oh, it's NYC. It's expenssive." It doesn't have to be. My advice-if you want an overpriced 2000-calorie drink you're better off going to Starbucks. The service is certainly better there. If you're looking for great authentic Mexican food I suggest you take a trip to Brooklyn and spoil yourself at La Pequena (86 South Portland Ave). Best frozen margaritas too!
Posted by MJM on 06/28/2009
The absolute most disappointing eating experience so far in this neighborhood. The waitstaff is disorganized and, while sweet, seems to skulk around in fear of the boss making his rounds in his suit. The menu is difficult to navigate and the prices are ridiculous. We tried to eat for a modest price and were shocked at the $3 tiny glass of flat Coke and $17 burritos--chicken for the husband, veggie for me. I never imagined how wrong a burrito could go. We felt like we were eating lasagna rolled in a mushy tortilla. For that price you would think you might get a side of rice and beans or little dab of guac, but no, nothing, just the lousy lasagna. We walked out and were so angry because we just wanted that meal back!
Posted by ali h on 05/21/2009
Although super-overpriced, this is a fun, loud place to go with a group. The margheritas are awesome, and if you order enough of them, you can sometimes get the manager to come around and pour free shots in your mouth!
Posted by niara on 01/21/2009
I have been going to Mama Mexico for nearly three years now. Going there is like going to heaven. I love the feeling inside the restaurant, the colors, the "liveliness." The food is absolutely delicious, the service is exemplary. Yeah, it's a little pricey but so are most of the restaurants in nyc! I have never had to wait for a table and the staff has waited on my what seemed like hand and foot. The owner does a phenomenal job. I go there all the time and have never had a bad time there -- Period.
Posted by Julia Vaida on 01/20/2009
I have been at the Mama Mexico with my girlfriends, the staff was very slow, rude and unmotivated. They forgot to place our appetizer orders, we waited so long for the drinks and our check.. The food is too expensive, please save yourself the trouble! :)))