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Posted by Mexican Food Lover on 07/24/2008
I love Mexican Mama Centro! Great food, great drinks, and a friendly staff!!! I have dined at this place several times and it has always been a fun time. It is right on time with me! No complaints ever! I've tried everything from the fancy fish specials to the chicken burrito and I love all of it. Big compliment from a Mexican girl.:)
Posted by willis17 on 04/04/2008
This place is basically communal seating , the tables are that close together. , To the point where if you have to get up the waitress has to move the table into the asle ...other than that the food was good great enchiladas. Avoid if you are looking for an intimate date place .
Posted by Anonymous on 04/03/2008
I have a group of friends that likes to go out for margaritas and Mexican food. Last night, we tried "Mexicana Mama Centro." We started off with a round of margaritas at the bar. The entry level margarita is $12, so we had decently high expectations. Yes, they were made with fresh lime juice. However, they were pre mixed in bar bottles and poured by a waitress who obviously had little to no bartending experiencenot a great move for a restaurant that tries to position itself as upscale. When we tried the drinks, they tasted really off. They were way too sour and seemed to be missing something, but we’re generally a good natured bunch and just went with the flow without complaining. One of our crew is a 4'10" girl who gets majorly tipsy off of two beers. She downed one of these $12 drinks on an empty stomach and felt nary a buzz. We realized that the reason our margaritas tasted odd was that they forgot to add the tequila to the mix. We tried to politely point this out to the "bartender," to which we received the following reply, "I made these myself today." OK, great. Any offer to taste our drinks to see if she had indeed made a mistake? Nope. Any offer to remake our drinks? None. I was a bartender in NYC for a handful of years, and if a customer was ever unhappy with a $12 drink, standard procedure was to taste it with a straw if possible, and if not, to replace the drink no questions asked. Apparently they don't teach basic bar service at this restaurant. Anyway, against our better judgment and because we didn't have reservations anywhere else, we sat down and had dinner. Chips, salsa, six underwhelming burritos, and eight beers later, the tab came to $200 (not counting the $60 of non-alcoholic margaritas). $43 per person isn’t that bad—unless you consider that you could have gotten the same burritos, beer, and exponentially better margaritas at a Mexican restaurant in a Midwestern airport for roughly half that price.
Posted by Sarah S on 03/09/2008
I went here on sat night, the wait was only about 15 minutes. While we waited we had a drink at the bar, the margarita's use fresh lime juice SO GOOD! Our dinner was amazing. The guac and salsa were amazing. I had the fish special, spicy and delicious! My boyfriend ate the enchilada suiza, it was to die for. Our server was very nice and prompt. I can't wait to go back!
Posted by e.villager on 11/18/2007
Well with all the hype surrounding this place I think I was expecting a lot more than I got. The place is always crowded so I went in the other night for dinner and after a short wait was seated. I was a little suprised that it costs $4.50 to order chips and salsa.. and more for guac. and salsa.. The salsa was the homemade special mole sauce but definitely not worth it to pay and not enough for the table to eat enough of. We ordered sangria but they do not offer by the pitcher only by the glass. The enchilada was OK.. not bad.. not great.. I have definitely had much better in the neighborhood for much less money. The burrito also was a disappointment and came with a tiny portion of rice & beans. The upside was our dessert.. a chocolate cake of tres leches which was delicious. Place does NOT take credit cards so bring some cash it might get pricey!
Posted by #1 Pallet on 10/21/2007
I thought I found a new ringer as I walked up to the restaurant. It was unassuming and the atmosphere looked promising. Instead, I walked away thoroughly displeased. The food took an hour since they claimed that everyone in the restaurant ordered at the same time. I have never seen Mexican food more drowned in cheese in my life. I could barely make out the tomatillo sauce or chicken in the enchiladas suizas through the quarter inch of cheese. Guac was very average (I make a better batch myself).
Posted by DaddyPaul on 09/03/2007
This food rocks. Everything about the place is exceptional. Whoever the dork was that rated it poorly was expecting taco bell. pah-lease, the "queso-flameado" is the best in the city. If it didn't have a "greasy" taste, it wouldn't be melted cheese and chorizo. Hello? Regardless, it makes your taste buds sing. The salsas are all original and addictive. I just can't get enough. Every time I've taken friends here, they have been BLOWN away. If you are looking for something special, this is the place. Where else can you have a chicken dish with strawberry's or red snapper with chocolate mole sauce that make you say "Wow"? Love it like no other, well except for the sister restaurant that proceeded it in the west village!