Mamacita

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Cuisine: Mexican
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Mexican food like you’ve never had before has finally arrived in Havelock North! Forget flavourless burritos, ditch the over cheesed nachos, and chuck out the terrible tacos because Mamacita is here to completely blow your Mexican Mind.

Fresh, authentic Mexican dishes with a special Mamacita flare will keep you going back for more and more.

Choose from small bites, soft shell tacos, quesadillas, and their specialty dishes (don’t go past the fried chicken!) and find yourself in Mexico, here in Havelock North.

Don’t forget about Mamacita’s crafted cocktails; are you brave enough to try the jalapeno margarita?

Salud!

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Mamacita
12 Havelock Road, Havelock North, Hawkes Bay
Havelock North 4157

Open Hours:
Mon-Thu: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Phone: 06 877 6200

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Mamacita

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U can never go wrong with a night out at Mamacita. Setting is fantastic, service is even better but the food is to die for, as are the margaritas!!! Not our first time dining here and it defz wont b our last!!!!

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Keely Paige

From the minute you walk into Mamacita, you are greeted with such a great energy! Not only from the smiling staff but also the fun, funky environment! The staff are ready with any questions you have about the food/specials and they were always refilling our water straight away which showed their attention to detail. Mamacita has a wide range of food choices, to which they suggest ordering a few plates and sharing with one another. The food was amazing and so fast to come out to us, we were done within an hour and left feeling like stuffed pigs! My favourite would have to be the pulled pork quesadilla, but you also can't go wrong with their chip and guacamole combo! Definitely, recommend eating here, you won't regret it!

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Chey Lambert

The food, atmosphere and service was subliminal! We had an overseas diner with us and she was blown away by how quick, fresh and tasty the food was and so were we. My kid is a simple food eater (nuggets are his staple) and he was asking for 3rds for food he's never had before. They'll have to trespass us to keep us away :-D

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Emma Lawson

We had a really lovely dinner at Mamacitas. We’ve dined here before a few times and have always been pleased with the food and the service. Staff were really attentive and helpful regarding dietary requirements. The food was great! Definitely a case of our eyes being bigger than our bellies though! My mother was delighted to see that they now serve gluten free soft tacos, as she’s a coeliac.

We shared a few dishes, including the ribs, fried chicken, and steak with polenta chips. All were delicious! My brother had the nachos which was a generous serving. We are not big eaters so this was pretty substantial for us. We also had some margaritas, which were delicious too.

Will definitely be back and love that a great local restaurant is using First Table, hopefully more follow suit (:

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Excellent food and service

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The food was fabulous (as always). The calamari and fried chicken were so good we ordered seconds! The prawns were big and juicy. The Pork quesadilla was delicious too. The jug of Sangria was fresh and fruity and the others enjoyed their plum margarita and mango margarita. Unbelievably, we still managed dessert. I tried the Agave ice cream this time - WOW! I totally recommend. Thanks Mamacita!

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Fiona McNeil

Fantastic experience at Mamacita from the moment we arrived to the moment we (sadly) had to leave. Heat pump was on, cushions waiting, music pumping away and the Wait Staff were attentive, friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We had Calamare and Chips for Entree, washed down with the ever-fabulous Haha Pinit Noir (Tinto). Sauces were yummy and abundant. Calamare - crunchy and perfectly cooked. Fried Chicken (crunchy, boneless chicken cooked to perfection - what's not to like!) and those smoky saucy Ribs were once again mains favourites, although more Calamare was needed too, to satisfy our cravings! We love that the food comes out at rapidly staggered intervals, and that it's okay for us to indulge our salt cravings too, without any judgment. Water was replenished often, and more wine on offer too. Now to dessert... The custard with caramel topping is. just. totally. amazing. EVERYTIME! Yum, yum, yum. (nautillis? - not sure what it's proper name is, but all the staff know what we mean!) The Agave is another favourite, and Churros of course - crunchy and divine. We are always treated warmly at Mamacitia's - First table or not. It's really good food. We love it there. Go!

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Caitlin Bake

The food here is amazing! Such a cozy relaxing restaurant that you can share meals and margaritas with friends and family

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Sandra Kinniburgh

We loved Mamacita, from the very first visit. My foodie friend suggested going there and insisted we order the fried chicken and the slow-cooked pork ribs (the chicken has a lovely crunchy coating and a red mole dipping sauce and the ribs come drizzled with a spicy dark sauce with hints of coffee and sesame seeds). Guacamole is a good starter with fried tortilla chips. There's a great range of soft tacos to choose from, along with quesadillas and speciality dishes like steak with rosemary and chilli polenta fries. Even the chunky fries are worth a mention (love the accompanying mayo). Since then, we have worked out way through the menu and have many other favourites but still order those ribs every time!

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We had a fantastic experience at Mamacitas with our one year old baby. Great atmosphere (even at such an early time), friendly service, good drinks list and delicious food. The ceviche is not to be missed - delicious light fresh flavours matched with perfectly crunchy corn chips. I also highly recommend the fried chicken and duck rolls. Staff were very accommodating of our baby, providing a kids menu, high chair and colouring in. Left very satisfied after indulging in delicious creme caramel for dessert. Will definitely be back.

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First time dining at Mamacitas and wasn't sure what to expect as Mexican food is also relatively new to us. Service was excellent , staff friendly and extremely accomodating . Master 9 who is a fussy eater at the best of times enjoyed it that much he wants to go back , as does miss 14 who also accompanied us. They provide a child's menu with colouring pencils to help keep kids occupied and they can take it home. Honestly can say in words how thoroughly enjoyable and delicious this was . Well done to the team at Mamacitas ... WE WIILL BE BACK!

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Our first Mamacitas experience was one to remember! The food was delicious and so were the drinks.
We loved the idea of sharing our dishes, be able to sample what the rest of the family had ordered meant we didn't have "plate envy".
Our youngest child (8) even had a go at the Ghost Pepper sauce and survived to tell the tale.
A fantastic family friendly atmosphere and top shelf service.
Highly reccommend!

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Helen Corbett

The staff were great, and explained how their menu was designed to work.
Food came out quickly.
Calamari and the fried chicken were our favourites

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Nikki Miller

As always fast and efficient service, great tasting food full of flavors, nice to see a kids menu and the option to select a combo for them, overall a wonderful and not too expensive night out.

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Christine Taylor

A very pleasant experience. Really enjoyed the food and of course the margarita.

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Tai-Maree Rees

Always a great dining experience!! Slowly working our way through the menu. Everything's delicious, with a wee bite of spice; family faves are fried chicken, calamari, agave ice cream- kids nachos and churros always kids favourites. .

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The food was great and there were many gluten free options available.

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Tai-Maree Rees

Great dining for familys- its my kids new favourite- good fast service, great kids menu, delicious food with a lil kick. Slowly working our way through the entire menu, hard to pass on specialitys 'fried chicken & calamari'- yum. .

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Amazing food and fantastic service. Very accommodating in catering for individual tastes. Thanks.

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Natalie Cornwall

The BEST Mexican. These guys make the most delicious vege nachos! Service is so fast and food incredibly tasty. Generous portions, great value for money. Highly recommend giving them a try. Will be back over and over again:)

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Charlotte Brownlee

Always great food and service!

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Duffs Duffy

So good as always. Kid friendly & the margaritas are delicious!!

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Sophie Robinson

Amazing food as always and very quick service. Catered well to kids with colouring and kids menu. Overall am enjoyable experience thanks!

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Rosemarie East

Thoroughly enjoyed our early dinner. We remembered from a previous visit not to order too many dishes as portions are generous, and they serve the best ever corn chips and guacamole!
The food, the staff, and the atmosphere are all great.

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Fantastic food great service what really is there to complain about. We will be back time and time again.

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Amazing, it was my birthday and I treated my kids out for dinner. I think Frances was our hostess she was amazing. The food is always on point at Mamacitas.

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Sarah Loveridge

Always amazing!! Have never had a bad experience dining here. We will be back!

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U can never go wrong with a night out at Mamacita. Setting is fantastic, service is even better but the food is to die for, as are the margaritas!!! Not our first time dining here and it defz wont b our last!!!!

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We love Mexican food and Mamacita’s is an awesome spot. Service was great and food was ka pai.

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Ashlee McGregor

Delish food as always. A favourite of ours.

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The food and service was awesome as always - The Waitress told us it was her first night as we went to pay and up until then we would never have known, she did really well - Pls pass on =) =)

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Great food, great service, you never have to wait long for a drink or food

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We arrived at Mamacita's after a very long drive and were warmly welcomed by the friendly wait staff. We were seated at a comfortable table and the service was timely, friendly and efficient. As we had not been here before our waitress talked through the menu and the service at Mamacita's. Unfortunately there was no tap beer available but the other drinks on offer were plentiful. The virgin margarita was particularly good and the Sol came with a generous lime wedge.
The food came as it was ready so we did not all eat at once (as was explained by the waitress) but we had purposely ordered dishes that could be shared so this did not bother us at all (though if you are ordering independent dishes you need to be aware that you may not all eat together at the same time)
The food was fresh, tasty and they were able to accommodate spice preferences and allergies.
The desserts were a stand out - the "Churros" and the "Agave and Vanilla" were absolutely delicious and we shared the two of them between four of us.
Due to the popularity of this restaurant and its wooden clad walls it can be quite noisy, but on the other hand this adds to the authentic vibe of the place.

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did a first table reservation this time, great atmosphere, pleasant staff, good service nice meal what else could one want

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Kara Huata

Can we please have a cocktail night!!

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Ash Hawkins

We really enjoyed mamacita, the food is amazing & it is a great atmosphere. The service was also great and we didn't have to wait long at all for our food :)

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Yang Ling

The tomato salad was very sour, no one can ate

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Friendly, efficient and helpful staff. Quick service. A great place to eat.

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We were greeted as soon as we walked in the door. Very friendly and attentive staff. The food was amazing and we look forward to coming ba k soon. Very reasonably priced and each thing we ordered was devine. Fantastic options to share with friends too.

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Favorite place to dine, amazing food, service and atmosphere

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Keely Paige

From the minute you walk into Mamacita, you are greeted with such a great energy! Not only from the smiling staff but also the fun, funky environment! The staff are ready with any questions you have about the food/specials and they were always refilling our water straight away which showed their attention to detail. Mamacita has a wide range of food choices, to which they suggest ordering a few plates and sharing with one another. The food was amazing and so fast to come out to us, we were done within an hour and left feeling like stuffed pigs! My favourite would have to be the pulled pork quesadilla, but you also can't go wrong with their chip and guacamole combo! Definitely, recommend eating here, you won't regret it!

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Regina Manaf

Very accomodating with our 2 year old. Fab food and classic tapas style service "arriving when its cooked". Great service too and the margaritas are worth trying - yum!

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Pip Harper

Awesome service and food, love this place. Fried chicken is to die for

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Adele Simmonds

Great food and margaritas. Excellent service.

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The ribs were amazing - new favourite.

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Wedding anniversary dinner, just perfect! Attentive staff and great Mexican, as always

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We loved everything about Mamacita - the decor, the service, how tamariki-friendly it is (our 3 year old got stuck in to the colouring in then wolfed down a kid's quesidilla), and most of all the kai! What a treat those tacos are. Mauri ora!

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Loved it! Any chance I get to eat out Mamacitas is really the only place I go. Took my husband and son as first timers and they enjoyed. We will be back

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Ben Bryant

Excellent

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Friendly and fast service! Always recommend to family and friends. Food always on point. Thank you

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Amra Stowers

Fabulous food, great value for money, friendly staff and relaxed environment. Great selection of margaritas.

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Natasha Bush

Loved the food and the Jalapeno Magarita is a must to try. Can't wait to go back!

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Ashley Tonks

My partner and I had an amazing experience at Mamacita! The food was incredible and the service top notch. 10/10 will go again.

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Tony Last

Having been here before, we came back with some friends. Service was fantastic and the meal perfect. Highly recommended for Mexican aficionados.

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Kara Huata

Would love a cocktail night!

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Always meets my expectations

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Tracy Sayers

Delicious food and friendly, speedy service. Loved the slow cooked Ribs and Sangria. Will definitely be back.

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Heather Johnson

Outstanding!

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Charlotte Brownlee

Great food! Always good service!

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Always a fun and evicting experience at mamacita! It’s always a go to :)

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Janene Garnett

Can't resist the chicken every time. The ribs were amazing too.

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Georgia Williams

Staff were friendly, food was fast to come out and tasted amazing - highly recommend this restaraunt!

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