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Mama Loco

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219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany 0632, New Zealand
+64 9-448 5757
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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

So many restaurants that make amazing Mexican food in Auckland, so wouldn't recommend this one, way behind the rest in service, portion size and not including the ingredients listed on the menu in their dish or in such tiny amounts it's just bizarre. Very little interest in customer satisfaction.

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Thank ViolettaMercury
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

First time coming here last night. What a lovely place to enjoy my favorite food. Everyone loved their own dish they ordered. I had the enchiladas, I was told they came out spicy but was quite the opposite. I like my spicy food though. The only reason why I didn't rate the experience 5/5 was the selection of music let... More 

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Thank Y355HYdanc
Auckland, New Zealand
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We booked a table two days prior for dinner. Was assured confirmation, arrive at Mama Loco and there's no booking but "you can sit over there". Not off to a good start. The other 3 in our group chose Mamas platter. Deep fried mostly, $44. The others said the platter was nice but over priced. They also had questaltadilla, also... More 

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Thank Nihonihoohura
Dargaville, New Zealand
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We were heading home and I really wanted Mexican. I had looked on the internet a month before and remembered the name. It was easy to find and we have been back 4 times now, and it's ideal if you are on your way north or south as it is not far from the Motorway. We order alot of differant... More 

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Thank craigevil_morison
Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Came for dinner and a drink before a movie. The one thing I really wanted was plantain chips which were on menu but unavailable unless you got the sharing platter. Enchiladas were average. Jug of sangria may or may not have contained alcohol - very hard to tell. Guacamole and chips tiny size for too much money. Churros were very... More 

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Thank Kara M
1 review
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We loved it. The service was top notch. We had specific requirements and the staff were exceptionally helpful. The food and drink was tasty and exactly what we wanted.

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Thank Janke v
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Small portions for large prices. Food is nice, atmosphere is great but terrible value for money. A small plate of enchiladas ( and I mean tiny) was $18. After $80 for lunch for a family of four we all walked away still hungry.

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Thank Naomi R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Positives staff were awesome! Really lovely and had great service. Had a bee land in my glass while I was there and staff didn't hesitate on giving me a new beer. I ordered the vegetarian nachos, came out fast however was a major let down. Ingredients seemed fresh but seemed like the chef had a sweet tooth, dish was very... More 

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Thank Binkytoff
TheMerchantBar, Director of Sales at Mama Loco, responded to this review

Hola Binkytoff, Thanks for your review. Will look into why the Nacho recipe might be sweet and sort immediately. Glad to hear that everything else about the experience was positive. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, Lara Campbell More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

We ordered the corn to quickly fill the gap while we pondered our main...tasty bu cold in the middle. We got the $44 platter - which was more corn, chimichungas, fried chicken tenderloins and zucchini chips with corn chips and the oddest assortment of guacamole cabbage, tasteless beans and salsa. Well over priced and the little dishes of cabbage etc... More 

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Thank LizNZ2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Best mexican in auckland! Amazing tacos always a treat, staff very friendly, would come back if ever back in albany.

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Thank James W
TheMerchantBar, Director of Sales at Mama Loco, responded to this review

Cheers for the review Jamesmwg1! Look forward to seeing you again soon :) Kind regards, Lara Campbell More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 Don McKinnon Drive, Albany 0632, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +64 9-448 5757

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?