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Mamasita

I love the fire, spice and excitement that Mexican food adds to the dining atmosphere; it’s about the gorgeous people you’re eating with as much as it is about the beautiful food. After the many great reviews and hype…I had to go experience Mamasita. B recommended we head to there for a late lunch after our failed attempt to secure a table last year. Eyes filled with determination, Missy K, Big W, Red Macaron and I attempted round 2…with success!

We started with drinks to celebrate our success: two Aguas frescas (Mexican fruit drink) called Sandia y Toronja – cool, clear and crisp watermelon juice  with a hint of lime and mint. This restaurant boasts over 175 different tequil and mezcal so we would’ve opted for these options were we not driving…

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Entrées: Nachos los dos consisted of guacamole – rich avocado with juicy tomato pieces and a slight paprika kick paired with intense and spicy tomato salsa. Elotes callejeros (Street Grilled Corn) – full-bodied parmesan cheese, hot paprika and creamy chipotle mayo coating charred golden kernels of corn.

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 We shared Tostadas: 2 rows of neatly aligned little corn crisp tostadas topped with tender shreds of steak and tuna. The tuna was a true highlight  – raw tender tuna morsels coated in a tangy, spicy marinade and avocado base. Unlike anything I’ve ever had before.

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We each had one Tacos : Two steak (de Arrachera), one pulled pork (estilo al Pastor) and one black-eyed bean and red cabbage with a squeeze of lime and kick of tobasco sauce (de Ojos de Cabra). I had the latter: fluffy soft tortilla encasing delicate little beans, sweet purple cabbage, soft white cheese and fresh coriander.

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For our main we had the Camarones gigantes al ajillo: charred meaty prawns resting on a bed of creamy lime green almond sauce sprinkled with crunchy fried garlic.

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Thoroughly enjoyed the lively atmosphere and excellent tasting banquet that brought us all together laughing, sharing stories and with full tummies.

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Mamasita

Level 1/11 Collins St, Melbourne |  9650 3821

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