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12 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
+64 6-877 6200
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (14 reviews)
“fried chicken” (13 reviews)
“ribs” (9 reviews)
Closes in 9 min
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My colleagues rave about this place, so I went there in the early evening to give it a go. The music is pumping and the staff are very friendly. The food cafe out so quickly, like the small plate (bacon and bean dip with taco...More

Thank mattinthehat25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place - always warm and cosy and packed with people - such a great ambience. Food is super tasty, and we were highly impressed at the speed it came out!

Thank Anouska R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ceviche was delicious, fried chicken was good. Found the brisket quesadilla really unpleasant. Prawn small plate was ok.. drinks took a while but wasn't too bothered as I know cocktails can take a bit longer, has to use water glass for my share of the...More

Thank f0odie300
Reviewed July 30, 2018

the best mexican food by far. great menu choice, great atmosphere and they know how to cook. you need to get in early or be prepared to wait for a table, but it is so worth it. they even do takeaways between 5pm and 6pm.

Thank medievalscot
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Mamacita is a must visit when coming to the Hawkes Bay! Food is outstanding and delicious, margaritas are amazing! Such a fun, relaxing, easygoing atmosphere. You can be in and out as quick as you like or just linger over a few more margaritas or...More

Thank Vanessa R
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

Awesome understanding staff. Mamacita has the most patient, polite, busy wait staff I’ve seen in a long time. You are all a credit to your boss. The food is top notch, the tequila and sangria isn’t bad either! Just a tip for you- order 2...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Taco Tuesdays ! For a small place it was buzzing. Plenty of food options and service was moderate speed but really courteous and nice staff. Food portion smallish but tasty. Yes i would go back!!

Thank Peter T
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We were in Havelock one Monday and decided to give this place a try. I like Mexican and have enjoyed good Mexican food in a variety of cities and towns outside of Mexico. First up - we didn't book, unusually the place was packed for...More

Thank Greebles
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Husband and I went for dinner on a Thursday night and snagged one of the last tables for two. It was quite small making it difficult to fit in all the dishes and glasses. This casual restaurant offers small plates that are meant for sharing...More

Thank woolywombat
Reviewed April 25, 2018

If a small place with lots of people packed into it is your thing then Mama Cita is for you. Everyone raves about this place but it is worth noting that it is not a place for intimate dining...and that's not why we went so...More

Thank kristabel2016
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Havelock Road, Havelock North 4130, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Havelock North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-877 6200
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