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Mama Lupitas

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321 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93901-2708
+1 831-424-5300
08:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Salinas, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very small but quaint restaurant. Food is served quickly and hot. Prices are more than affordable and the staff is very friendly. If you do not like real spicy, ask for the green salsa with the chips, the red is spicy!

Thank tazdad35
San Luis Obispo, California
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250 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Muy authentico! Good hole in the wall downtown. Great Mexican eats for cheap, good before the Farmers Market. Try the Huevos Rancheros. The Huevos con chorizo is good also. The chorizo is good, and not greasy. The home made salsa is great. Meals served with fresh homemade toritilas. Salsa and Chips served for breakfast. Good coffee. Service a little slow,... More 

Thank SledMan
Soledad, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016 via mobile

The food here is like eating a home cooked meal. A traditional cup of soup comes with every order including chips and salsa. I especially love breakfast. My favorite is the chicharron con chile and eggs. It's basically fried pork skin with meat sautéed in a spicy red salsa (not too spicy). I usually order it with Nopales (cactus). The... More 

Thank Dee93960
Salinas, California
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Good place for lunch, rather small. Food is authentic Mexican like you were eating at someone's house - plain for the working person. Comes w/ a cup of soup and normally a few large chunks of veggie in the broth.

Thank Samm N
Salinas, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Mama's use to be one of the best Mexican restaurants in town. I tried it again recently and was disappointed. The Chicken that use to be very flavorable had very little taste. The same was true of the beans as well. I dont know if they have changed cooks or what - but the taste and quality are not up... More 

Thank ibtravelinj
Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We had a very enjoyable dinner there. Friendly owner, nice choice of meals. We had the homemade soup, chili shrimp, and a burrito -- all were delicious and reasonably priced. Friendly family setting (although perhaps the TV was too loud). We will return for another meal!

Thank MTCJ
Salinas, California
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2012 via mobile

We eat at mamas at least once every two weeks. The corn tortillas are homemade and the best. I usually get a sopa either with chicken or an over easy egg on it. My husband normally gets the daily special. Living in a mostly Hispanic community of salinas with many options for Mexican food our number one choice is mama... More 

3 Thank takeatrp
Grass Valley, California
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2012 via mobile

Great place for breakfast-lunch. The daily specials are an excellent value. The food is consistently good, prices reasonable and the wait staff attentive.

1 Thank Chuck G
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66 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2010

Wonderful fresh mexican food. Sabor Fantastico, as I tell the waitress, often. I judge a Mexican place by the Carne Asada, and this one is excellent. The Chicken Fajitas are magical. I have yet to find a food on the menu that is not simply fantastic. Even the beans and rice are flavorful and tasty, which is a rare thing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93901-2708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: +1 831-424-5300

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