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Mama's Mexican Kitchen

(Now Closed)
Mexican Restaurant$$$$
Belltown, Seattle
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  • Chris E.
    Chris EagerAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mama's is a rabbit warren of rooms, and tucked in the back like a secret is the bar. Chips and salsa so hot you must keep shoveling to quell the pain are an excellent base coat. bartenders friendly.
  • Kevin H.
    Kevin HutchinsonDecember 2, 2013
    There are more (and larger) tables through the back of the cafe. And their Coke bottles are Mexican so they've got real sugar in them, not of that HFCS :-) Nice.
  • Ronda B.
    Ronda BradeenDecember 16, 2010
    This has been one of my all time favorite comfort food spots on the planet sense I first went in September of 1974. Yup, their first year in business. There is NOTHING better than a cheese Screamer on
  • jesse a.
    jesse anardeJanuary 1, 2014
    Awesome trashy Seattle Mexican goodness. You will not be disappointed! Try the nalasco burrito if you're starving!
  • Grace D.
    Grace DeLisiMay 4, 2015
    Amazing margaritas. Sit in the bar, it is nice and feels more intimate. Taquitos are boss
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos ChavezSeptember 15, 2011
    Get an Elvis Burrito & be sure to try their home made salsa. The green salsa is out of this world.
  • Julianne P.
    Julianne PetersonApril 22, 2012
    always a good time at mama's. chips and salsa are wonderful, but not as great as the staff! love you guys!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DeweyAugust 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Love, love, LOVE Mama's. You can never go wrong with their daily specials, but the arroz con pollo is a special treat.
  • Kristy T.
    Kristy TyeAugust 12, 2012
    I know I can't get Tex-Mex just anywhere though I try. The enchiladas are a travesty, the salsa is bland, the burritos are fine, skip the piña coladas. Margaritas ok, nachos not bad.
  • The Seattle Times
    The Seattle TimesMay 12, 2010
    Bills itself as Seattle's oldest Mexican restaurant. Open since 1974, it knows how to change with the times. But Patrons still draw pictures and caricatures of Elvis on napkins. Happy hour 4-6:30 Read more
  • Sam S.
    Sam SNovember 28, 2015
    I always regret going here. Nothing feels homemade. The burritos might be the best but still not worth it.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PerontoApril 7, 2016
    Burritos are fine. I actually think the salad is a pretty good value.
  • Nate M.
    Nate MorinMarch 25, 2010
    Great homemade salsa and chips, classic magarita on the rocks with salt and the Elvis Presley Burrito. Not sure a meal gets much better. Read more
  • Jon K.
    Jon KMay 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Chile Verde burrito not too wet. Bursting with pork. Yum.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HappelFebruary 3, 2011
    The Elvis Presley burrito will knock you straight out of your Blue Suede shoes. Yum!!
  • Nick S.
    Nick StubberfieldAugust 13, 2011
    Find Bella and make sure she's your server. So great, so funny. She's the real deal.
  • Tootie B.
    Tootie B.September 13, 2013
    Prawn & avocado tostada with black beans for the win!
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly SprinklesApril 27, 2013
    I've been coming here for almost ! 15 yrs. And love it always
  • sri r.
    sri raghavanOctober 6, 2012
    The chips and salsa are delicious.
  • elise o.
    elise orasJune 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Many dishes contain mushrooms. Ask.
  • Vansi
    VansiJune 13, 2013
    Don't even bother going in. I'm from Texas so I may be expecting too much from a Mexican joint in Seattle. But the salsa was weak and the food bland and smothered with cheese.
  • Doug S.
    Doug SikoraAugust 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Elvis Burrito. You will come back for it again.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BFebruary 3, 2016
    Elvis Presley burrito platter.
  • Jamie S.
    Jamie SavercoolNovember 18, 2010
    Bella is the greatest server!!! Please make sure you get her as ur server...amazing!!!
  • Ty R.
    Ty RobertsMay 31, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Mary Salad is the winner if you are not in a burrito mood. Oh and Dos Equis on tap in the new bar is a great addition.
  • Kevin J.
    Kevin JonsonMarch 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the number two combo. Enchilada and Tamale Plate, excellent and quite filling.
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen ChenSeptember 15, 2013
    Street steak and mama's tacos are a must have!
  • Fiona B.
    Fiona BaoDecember 17, 2013
    Try not to fall in love! Fast service, good food.
  • Jon K.
    Jon KJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    They are closing forever on March 31. Get thee to Mama's before it's too late!
  • Shannon V.
    Shannon VizenorAugust 20, 2014
    Amazing salad!! So good!
  • Angus L.
    Angus LoganSeptember 8, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Feeling like you dont want to eat nasty food? Try the Mama's Big Salad with no dressing (dont worry about cheese, there isn't much on there). Its freaking awesome.
  • Nate M.
    Nate MorinJanuary 28, 2014
    The Elvis Room!
  • Troy
    TroyMay 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Street tacos are now on the happy hour menu!
  • Jimmy M.
    Jimmy MaloneJanuary 10, 2014
    The Elvis burrito is legit!
  • Liz A.
    Liz AmillMarch 28, 2014
    Simply the best salsa in Seattle.
  • prasad c.
    prasad chawanSeptember 25, 2014
    I dont think i will ever visit this place again. Worst food n drinks. I ordered mosco mule and could take only one sip.. Didn't touch the drink again..
  • 3 Howls
    3 HowlsMarch 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    3 Howls Blood Orange Vodka Margarita!
  • Tim R.
    Tim RossAugust 20, 2011
    Get the Elvis burrito! You wont be disappointed
  • Mike W.
    Mike WhiteMay 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Burritos are huge, and margaritas strong. Tofu fajitas ftw!
  • cYeNz
    cYeNzSeptember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Prawn Quesadilla, 'nuff said.
  • Heather C.
    Heather CornwellJanuary 10, 2010
    Go to Mama's Mexican Kitchen and try the Cilantro Prawn Quesadilla. Trust me.
  • Nicol C.
    Nicol CabeJuly 8, 2015
    Get their burritos before they close forever.
  • Kahn B.
    Kahn BSeptember 30, 2015
    Food devoid of taste. Some servers seemed lovely. Ours was not.
  • Ariana G.
    Ariana GreerApril 23, 2010
    Ask for Vodka & Turbo Energy Drink - great cocktail - AND it's a Seattle Company! Read more
  • Brianna M.
    Brianna MarkMay 25, 2012
    BBQ chicken chimi on Fridays
  • Brendan G.
    Brendan GriffinSeptember 3, 2012
    Their salsa tastes like volcano piss.
  • Aaron W.
    Aaron WeicheJune 7, 2012
    Patron Margarita. Perfect.
  • Robert D.
    Robert DurbinAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Mary's salad
  • Adam B.
    Adam BruhnkeJuly 10, 2010
    Their enchiladas are amazing!
  • Ricardo C.
    Ricardo CasasFebruary 2, 2016
    Chiele Verde
  • Michael P.
    Michael PreussNovember 21, 2014
    HUGE PORTIONS. GOOD LUCK!
  • Andrew C S.
    Andrew C StringerJune 11, 2014
    Had the Tuesday tacos. Way too bland for my tastes.
  • Ricardo C.
    Ricardo CasasFebruary 4, 2016
    Chile verde
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HackmeisterAugust 1, 2011
    Get the colorado bean dip! Read more
  • Jon K.
    Jon KJuly 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    No blue suede shoes but the Elvis Presley rocks.
  • Kate N.
    Kate NeschkeDecember 19, 2011
    Awesome fajitas!!!
  • Ryan O.
    Ryan OlsenOctober 26, 2013
    Elvis. Nuf said.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BFebruary 3, 2016
    Good salsa.
  • Jaime
    JaimeMay 15, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Have the nachos.
  • mark h.
    mark hMay 30, 2010
    An Elvis room at a Mexican restaurant? Awesome.
  • Akvile
    AkvileFebruary 21, 2011
    Eat in the Elvis room!
  • Susan H.
    Susan HollandMay 18, 2010
    Good Taquitos and margarita's.
  • Daryl C.
    Daryl ClaudioNovember 16, 2010
    Eat the Elvis burrito.
  • Ryan L.
    Ryan LacinaJuly 3, 2011
    Food was good, but service was nonexistent.
  • Thomas E.
    Thomas EdmondsonMarch 19, 2011
    bland food, bring extra salt
  • Jen J.
    Jen JoyceJanuary 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Get Bella as your server. She rules.
  • Cate C.
    Cate CrandellAugust 8, 2014
    Terrible, terrible, terrible service by every person there
  • Roberto G.
    Roberto GarciaJanuary 7, 2013
    Worst Mexican food!!! You people think this is Mexican??? Gross!!!!
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