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“Don't Go Late to this Overpriced Underserviced Touristy Noisy Restaurant”
Review of Mama Mia

Mama Mia
Price range: US$8 - US$25
Cuisines: Italian, Latin, Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Mama Mia Restaurant first opened it doors in San Miguel as a small restaurant with Italian, Mediterranean and Mexican food, and life music. More then 35 years later this place continues offering to its visitors, both locals and tourists, delicious food, life music and great ambiance. The restaurant is situated in the main Patio, there are also three Bar areas, Leonardos, La Barra, Mama's and a roof top terrace bar lounge La Terraza. Due to all these different areas and extended daily hours Mama Mia is the place to everyone, it offers a perfect place for a family dinner as well as for those who loves night life. You can discover young bands playing at the Mama's as well as Latin Jazz with world class quality. You can dance Salsa or song Karaoke. There is something here for everyone.... If you haven't been to Mama Mia you haven't been to San Miguel
Reviewed 24 November 2017

This was one of the few restaurants serving after 10PM so we reluctantly went to what seemed like a large, tourist-oriented place. There was only one party in the large dining room near the kitchen (the other dining rooms were closed) but we were starving after a long trip from Mexico City by bus. We generally avoid going to restaurants within an hour of their closing due to being rushed and rushed we were but worse. The staff was setting up for the next day, noisily moving tables and stripping down the tables. One came by and took a plant off our table before the food was served. As for the food, it was OK but we could not recommend it and the prices, especially for drinks, were high. The margaritas arrived in huge glasses filled with lots of ice cubes. The size of the actual drink was nothing special. A way-overpriced version with Mezcal was tasty but not worth the extra cost and a standard margarita was watered down and to be missed. One interesting food offering was the Nepolitana pasta which was tomato sauce with butter in it. This sounds dreadful but was actually quite tasty. There are many better choices than this in SMdA and even though the place was nearly empty in the restaurant, it was noisy (staff doing table tear downs, bar, etc.). Save your money; go elsewhere.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Craving Italian food on our first night in SMA after 3 weeks in Mexico we consulted Trip Advisor and selected Firenze as our first choice. Unfortunately they were full and the wait time for a table was estimated at 1 hour. Mama Mia was our backup plan and we had no trouble getting in. They have a pleasant courtyard setting and a very accomplished guitarist playing pleasant background music. We ordered two pasta entrees and one appetizer dish to share. The appetizer and my wife's main course were delivered to the table simultaneously, whereas my pasta didn't appear for another 20 minutes...very odd! Prices were reasonable and the food was fine but nothing memorable.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit and have been around for a very long time. My husband remembers it as a child.

It has a live band during weekends and it really is a very nice place to visit, great traditional decor but the pizzas are really NOT anything to write home about. In fact they are not good at all!

By all means go but order something else unless you’d like to take the risk..... maybe after reading this you’ll enjoy the pizza just because your not expecting anything good.

Thank MPHV
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

My husband and I sat on the roof. Behind us, there were two tables with guests smoking, although there was a large no smoking sign in full evidence. We mentioned this to the waitress, she smiled and did nothing. We moved to a different table. The service was slow, but this didn't matter to us. My putanesca pasta was flavorful but the parmesan cheese was lacking. My husband's New York steak had a lot of fatty bits.
I used the upstairs damas before leaving. The toilet did not flush and there were no paper towels to dry your hands or a heater. At least the music was not blaring this time, as it was a few years ago when we ate there.

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Thank Mary Ann C
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

When in San Miguel de allende a wise choice for a meal would be Mama Mia a lovely covered courtyard , fantastic staff and great atmosphere plus the menu is vast and extremely good and tasty. A must visit restaurant.

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Thank Tonyraymond
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