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Posted by anonymous on 12/17/2009
I so agree with the review about yappy dogs in sweaters! Thank you! I am laughing and you made my day! I have thought the exact same thing about this place and I've been in the neighborhood for 11 years. I never understood how it survived. I guess you explained it, on its looks and outdoor yappy factor. The food is either boring and tasteless or has an unpleasant taste in the sauces. I have been waiting for it to be replaced for years. Thank you for taking the words right out of my mouth, if only you could take this mediocre food too.
Posted by Planner19 on 12/01/2009
I LOVE the burritos so ignore any previous comments. The place is small, margaritas are okay but the food is excellent especially the burritos. I admit it is not tarditional american fast food Mexican but if you like fresh ingredients and real Mexican cooking then this place is GREAT! The potatoes happen to be my favorite part instead of rice. Try it and judge for yourself.
Posted by Caliente Babe on 09/17/2009
I am afraid I MUST come to the defense of the reviewer below who criticized the potatoes in a burrito. The reviewer just below me said "um, RICE is in 99% of burritos!" But hello! We know that. The comment that the reviewer below responded to was about having POTATOES in the burrito. No RICE! And ya know what? I agree with the complaint that potatoes have no real purpose in a proper burrito. CGL, get it together before you lash out! And Mama, everyone knows that no one gets by completely on looks. You better work it out!
Posted by CGL on 09/13/2009
@batfutt: isn't rice a "tasteless dry starch" that you find in 99% of the burritos on the planet? ...so yeah, if you are in the mood for a Chipolte lard-bomb of a burrito, don't go to Mexicana-Mama. If, OTOH, you want some of the best salsa's in the city, a wicked piece of coconut crusted halibut, or a delicious chicken or beef burrito - with sweet and regular potato chucks, then go to Mexican Mama. ...and no, I don't work there, but I live in the 'hood, and I'm in shock that anyone would even think to compare Mexicana Mama and Chipoltle...
Posted by NEIGHBOR on 06/08/2009
I love this place.I have lived in the hood for 10 years and this is one of my favs.The area has changed in a bad way.The mom and pop stores are disappearing. We need to support the locals. Mexicana Mama is a great neighborhood joint.I hope it is not replaced by a corporation.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/31/2009
Small place, but filled quickly after we arrived. Guacamole and service were great, but that's about it. The blood orange margarita was small and overpriced, and the enchiladas rojas were boring (ask for extra mole sauce if you want some flavor). The beef burrito wasn't too flavorful, and like another reviewer wrote, who puts potatoes in a burrito?! I'd skip this place. You can find much better Mexican food in NYC.
Posted by Tawny Dawn on 02/23/2009
Sca-rump-tious! I absolutely love the authentic food at Mexicana Mama. Some might complain about portion sizes. I say you like portions too big if so. The space is adorable, the service down to earth and friendly, and the food is muy authentico. Get the home made salsas and see if you can resist. I brought someone here who complained that it was "not real mexican". Whatever!! Relax, get a Marg, and embrace. Fabulous! Only wish they allowed dogs so I could bring my toy poodle in with me - she loves Mexican food and people! By the way, is the "half of everything" review below based on a Carly Simon lyric??