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Mama Inez

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390 Yellowstone Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-4530
+1 208-234-7674
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Today
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sorry to say, maybe being from Southern California we are spoiled and used to good Mexican food . This is not good !!! Don't waste your money . Jack in the box has better tacos. Nachos were decent but not over the top.

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Thank Freda W
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

My husband and I are long-time fans of Mama Inez in Idaho. There is something about their enchilada sauces that is simply addictive and we try to stop by every time we are nearby. This time was no exception and we ordered all of our standards; half order of cheese crisps, Chicken Monterey enchilada and Chile Colorado for my husband.... More 

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Thank Jenny L
Pocatello
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Fairly decent Mexican food. Family section not immune to noises emanating from bar section. Entrance involves a sharp descent so watch your step. Service is mediocre.

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Thank Dreikampfkrafter
San Francisco, United States
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Mama Inez is a great place to go if you're looking for Mexican food without too much heat, and a whole lot of cheese. Their Pasilla peppers are really amazing (it's the house special), but everything comes swamped in cheese and/or sauce of various types, and you have to ask specifically if you want them to spice up the food.... More 

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Thank Anna_E_Hiller
Pocatello, Idaho
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

OK, first off, my wife and I have been eating here since we were in collage and we will continue to eat here until we are put in the old folks home. We always have cheese crisps with beer. Ask for flour tortilla shells. Lots of their dishes a very good, especially the chimichanga (sp?) The portion sizes are huge... More 

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Thank Twin798
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

The flavor of the food is good, but not spicy. Service needs Improvement, Good Bar area, however the margaritas although slightly strong, lack the flavors other than alcohol. Try cheese Crisps with a side of enchilada sauce.

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Thank Stephen H
Blackfoot
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

This place is a great Pocatello staple. It has American style Mexican food that is very good but is not super ethinetic.

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Thank Michael W
Pocatello, Idaho
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I've tried this place several times and the food and service gets worse every time. I'm done and I'm not going back. The food, including the sauce, is almost tasteless. The crab and shrimp items are the worst. Picture fake "krab" and tiny, mushy, canned shrimp in a limp burrito and a lukewarm, bland sauce. Yuck. The last time I... More 

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Thank DogLover83
Idaho
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Locals like it. It's good. The crab and cream cheese enchiladas are yummy and rich. If you're from out of town it's certainly worth trying out.

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Thank campbellcreek
Pocatello, ID
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Their Shrimp and crap burritos are hard to beat. The store front on south Yellowstone looks a little shady and the sloped floors give you a little shock, but have a great Mexican meal at a good price.

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Thank Paul M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 Yellowstone Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201-4530
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Pocatello
  • Phone Number: +1 208-234-7674

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