Mexican >Mama Mexico
214 E 49th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001740.754901 -73.970553
Neighborhoods: Midtown East, Midtown, Midtown East (Turtle Bay)
AMAZING Mexican Restaurant – Mama Mexico is gorgeous and delicious!! My girlfriend and I went to eat here the other night and we couldnt get over how beautiful the restaurant was!! The colors were very bright and happy and festive atmosphere immediately put you in a good mood. My friend order a margarita, which was also beautiful and colorful. We ordered the fresh-made guacemole, which was prepared table-side, and it was out-of-this-world!! For an entree, I ordered fajitas with steak, shrimp and chicken and they were truly delicious. My friend ordered a special and she was thrilled with it. We were thoroughly impressed with Mama Mexico and could not stop talking about how much we enjoyed the food!!
Best Mexican food... – I came to mama mexico for dinner last night with a friend and fell in love with the place. Such a pretty place ! We started with a couple of drinks-- I went for the rainbow frozen margarita and it was so good and STRONG! Then I had this stuffed chicken dish over mashed potato with spinach and it was absolutely delicious. This has to be the best Mexican place in NY. The only thing is that it's a little pricey for a Mexican joint but I guess you pay for the decor and service.
Suits mingle over margaritas, finger foods and serious entrees at this upscale Mexican spot in Midtown. – In Short
Pink recessed lighting, mirrors festooned with Incan imagery and large jars of pineapple-infused tequila set the mood at this festive Mexican restaurant. Lunch brings in a business crowd from the neighborhood, as does happy hour, when patrons can choose from a wide variety of flavored margaritas and Mexican beers. The long menu ranges from chicken mole poblano to more American items like veal, steak and seafood. Traditional desserts like flan and sopapillas provide a sweet finish.
EXCELLENT SERVICE & FOOD!!! – I have been here a hundred times, and each time I go, the food and service is just as good as the last time! If you want to try a new kind of mexican restaurant in the city, this is the place to go. The seafood here is really good.
BEWARE!!! Avoid at all cost--or atleast check your bill carefully – This is by far the worst experience I have had in NY. I went there with a party of 6 and when the bill arrived we noted charges for wine bottles , drinks and entrees we had not ordered, amounting to $100 overcharged. sometimes mistakes occur because the customer changed their minds and the waiter forgot to delete the order. I am NOT talking about this kind of mistake. It was very very diliberate due to large party! When we asked the waiter he just shrugged it off and said "oh iIwill take that off" . No apologies or explainations were offered. we then talked to the manager and we received an equally nonchalant response-as if this was quite normal for this place and the only difference was we just happend to check our bill. BEWARE!!!
Avoid this place! too expensive, Horrible food!! – Save your money and go to Benny's Burritos! it was $90 for two people!!! the guacamole is the only decent thing in this dump!
Delicious! – I had a very different experience from the previous reviewer. We went to Mama Mexico for lunch, and it was delicious!! All the dishes had beautiful plating, and the sauces on each were incredibly flavorful. The decor is adorable - very neon/Mexican. They have outdoor seating in the back, which was enclosed while we were there (it was raining) but was still like you were outside from all the glass. The bathrooms are small but well-designed. We had a really great time and will be back for sure.
Great Guacamole, Bad Food – Went to Mama Mexico last night. We were 5 people. I made the mistake of ordering a burrito in a Mexican restaurant. It was the worst burrito I ever tasted. It was mushy and the ingredients were inferior. I've had better burritos at Pax. My son said his shrimp dish was tasteless. And people who had the fish said it was like cardboard. In addition, Beware....They tacked on a 20% tip for 5 people. Like most New Yorkers, I eat out a lot, but I have never been forced to pay a 20% gratiuity for 5 people. It is usually 18% for 6 or more. The service was good, but not exceptional. I would not have left a 20% tip unless forced to do so. Which is probably why they do it. I won't be back to Mama Mexico.
Great food, Great Drinks, Great Music! – I love this restaurant! We had a party of 20 people, and the staff more than accomodated us. The sangria was amazing and really strong. I also had the coconut mojitos, and I loved them! I'd recommend making reservations though, the restaurant is not big, and there always seemed to be a line of people waiting for a table. Definitely not the restaurant to go to if you want a quiet dinner, it's loud and fun, and a great place to go to before you head out!
A disgrace to Mexican Food- HORRIBLE SERVICE- go across the street to Pampano or Dos Caminos – I felt so ripped off by this place I had to write a review. Our meal came out cold (by cold I mean the cheese in my enchilada was still shredded). Our other dish was poor quality dried chicken breast with a subpar sauce. Our service was HORRIBLE- which was surprising because the place was empty. We waited for everything and our waiter rolled his eyes everytime we asked for anything....even water refills or soda refills...which they charged us $2 per soda refill. For the price you pay at this place it is worth the extra $5 to GO ACCROSS THE STREET to PAMPANO....which is AMAZING and food fresh and the quality you would expect for the price.... or accross the street to DOS CAMINOS...where at least the guac they make at the table is worth $13.
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