Amazing food, there wasn't a single thing that we ate that didn't impress me. A little pricey but well worth it for a nice night out.
Phenomenal! I know truly understand the importance of a flavourful meal.
They were able to accommodate certain seating requests for myself and my partner. Service was knowledgable, friendly, attentive and quick. Highly recommend and I can’t wait to come back !
Our service was absolutely incredible. She knew the menu so well and was able to suggest things we would like. The food was outstanding. Very pricey but worth it for a special occasion.
Always a wonderful experience at Mamakas. Greek/Mediterranean fare with a focus on Seafood, although I had the grilled lamp chops on my last visit. Highly recommended.
Incredible experience! A tad lower on salt would make it perfect for me.
Food and service were excellent, as always. However, as with our previous visits, the hostess/welcome is not immediate. We stood there for a few minutes with no one acknowledging us even though the kitchen is *right there*. Feels a bit uptight/snobby when you first come in. Once seated, staff is always very pleasant and the food is superb! We are working our way through the menu.
Delicious as always
We dined at Mamakas Taverna for my sister’s birthday. Our server was friendly and gave great recommendations. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the sharing aspect of the meal. The pita was made in house. My favourites from the dinner was the saganaki, lamb chops and surprisingly the potato side dish. I will definitely be returning.
I’ve been here before and the food was once again amazing. The ONLY complaint I had was that my boyfriend asked for ketchup with his fries and they didn’t have any. I know Mamakas is a hole in the wall, classy establishment but.... I just don’t think it’s too much to have ketchup to go with fries. Every restaurant should have ketchup. Just seemed odd.
Amazing experience as always!
Great spot, great servers - super attentive. And obviously, great food! Would come back again/10.
Server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The seafood is to die for, delicious and cooked perfectly. I would definitely recommend the calamari and mussels.
Everything tastes delicious. Imagine all the things you love and then make them more delicious and interesting. That is Mamakas.
It's a busy and cozy restaurant that is easy to get to from downtown Toronto. We were seated promptly but it took a while for our server to show up. When she did she was attentive. She did judge me a bit for ordering a second cocktail too quickly. Not impressed with the "already?".
I adored the tomato salad, the lamb chops were a bit dry, but the dips were great. All in all 3 star experience.
Lively atmosphere , friendly staff, good food, good service
Love this restaurant but it’s so difficult to get a reservation.
Have to plan it a month in advance
Food is amazing! Excellent lamb chops! Their dips and warm pitas are excellent!!
Everything was great!!! Food was super yumi and service was also great
We made reservations on the last minute... managed to get a table for 10:00pm, arrived at 940 and our table was ready for us! The atmosphere was really great, it’s a vibrant place (a bit loud though). The food was ok, a bit below expectations.
Our special request for a table for 6 that was quieter (one of us has hearing issues) landed us at the Chefs Table st the front of the restaurant. It was quieter but also gave a great view of the chefs working their magic. The whole experience was stellar - from the wonderful server to every single dish we ordered. We were in Greece for a month and this rivalled our best food experiences there!
We loved this place! We had the lamb chops and the fish, a few of the dips, the watermelon salad and a regular Greek salad and were blown away by all the flavors! Will be back!
Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Greek food with a refreshing tasty update. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to offer suggestions when asked. He was friendly and present when necessary but not noticeably hovering. We will be coming here again.
A bit too noisy and expensive but the food and service were excellent
Both the food and the service were absolutely OUTSTANDING!
Celebrated my moms birthday at Mamakas and had a wonderful experience! I had been here once before and liked it, and somehow the dinner still surpassed my expectations! We had taramosalata dip with warm pita which was deeeelish, shrimp saganaki with the most amazing feta mousse to top it off.. the classic horiatiki salad, and lamb chops. We shared everything, and it was more than enough food for the 2 of us. Our server was awesome - very welcoming and accommodating. Would definitely come back here again!
Have been wanting to check this place out and for the most part- it did not disappoint. The resto itself is beautiful and they accommodated our request for a larger table: albeit by sticking us in the corner close to the washroom. We ordered meze or tapas-style, definitely something I would recommend in order to get to try as much stuff as possible. We shared a variety of dips, salads and warm apps. The only false note in terms of the menu was the eggplant dish- iman bayildi- which was quite bland and, as the last dish brought out, unfortunately, ended dinner on a less than stellar note. I would book a table here if wanting to enjoy Greek dishes in a more upscale setting, looking to impress or celebrate something special. Our bill for 2 people (including a bottle of white) was close to $250- quite high for Greek food and for not ordering any mains. You really are paying more for ambiance and experience, rather than the value and rustic vibe of somewhere equally delicious like Mezes on the Danforth.
Food and service spectacular. We try to go a couple of times a year. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and we absolutely love it.
This was probably the best Greek food I've had since Greek Town in Detroit over 25 years ago. Not fancy, fresh and flavorful.
I would go back on a return visit!
Always book Mamakas for those coming in to to Toronto for the fist time. I only sit at the bar as their mixologists know what they are doing and will come up with something for you. They also have some great ideas on what to eat as well.
Great consistent food-very enjoyable
A small well run Taverna with authentic food and a great wine list. Service was spot on with our server having a sound knowledge of both food and wine. Portion sizes are more than adequate so it is easy to over order. Certainly worth a visit if visiting Toronto.
LOVE this restaurant. Can't wait for my next visit there.
Friends from Germany spending time with us so we had a 3 day trip into Toronto
the best !
Fantastic food, as expected, however what made this particular dining experience exceptional was the service. Unfortunately great food and great service are not synonymous in many restaurants in Toronto. Too often service is disappointing, with restaurant staff who are generally unfriendly and seemingly entitled. When you work in a society that generally tips minimum 15% even with bad service, I guess some don't feel the need to try. This was not the case at Mamakas. Wife and I had an incredible experience. Well done!
Really good food - slightly odd service (with an attitude) - intimate setting but on the noisy side.
Incredible food, very knowledgeable and helpful server
Server felt like a dude at a tourist trap, using clicheed bs in blatant upsell attempts. Slightly condescending and parts dishonest for the whole night. Food should have been better - was served cold -even the grilled fish. We'll try it again. Hope for a better server and that the cold food was a one off. The atmosphere is nice and the experience could be much more.
The food was outstanding - cooked to perfection and seasoned thoughtfully. Our incredible server was very knowledgeable on the entire menu, making recommendations for cocktails based on our preferences, and suggesting a shared menu selection. He topped it off with a beautiful wine pairing, and made the evening unforgettable for my friends from out of town.