Meant to mimic an open market, the room is built of white concrete blocks creating an effect similar to the stucco seen throughout Greece. Mamakas is a nod to heritage, history and family memories – the daily trip to the market for ripe and fragrant tomatoes. Visiting a trusted butcher for fresh paithakia, and the local fish monger for the daily catch.
Recipes passed down through generations. Honest Greek fare with a modern twist. Designed to share. Everything just as Thanos’ family has done through the ages.
Great dinner as always at Mamakas! My nephew was in from NYC and he loves Greek cuisine. He now is in love with Mamakas just like us!!
Great food and service as always! Highly recommend for a nice evening out in Toronto!
Excellent service. Great food.
The wine selection is limited to only wine from Greece. I wish there was more variety because Greek wine didn't taste good. One of the many dishes we ordered was steak and it was just ok despite being one of the most expensive dishes on the menu. We booked the place and indicated on OpenTable that it's for a birthday and it is disappointing that the restaurant seemed completely unaware.
Food is so tasty, service is awesome.
Great food and service!
The sea bass and green beans were cooked to perfection. The potatoes were not truly Greek style and were dry. This restaurant is a fusion of modern and Greek. Personally prefer a little more authentic style, but I would still go back for the seafood.
Came here for my birthday this past week! Amazing food and a great atmosphere. Already looking for reasons to come back again!
The food is so delicious! Amazing cocktails. Great shareable dishes for a group of friends
Food was incredible!! Service was great and the ambiance was just right! Will be going back for sure!
The service and ambience is good, food mostly good except for the fish crisp. Tasteless and unappealing unfortunately. The lamb is outstanding.
Enjoyed it all
You can get much better food for far less. Would not recommend.
Took a good 10min after being seated for someone to even bring us water.
Heard such great things about the food we were unsure what to order, when asking waitress about food details and recommendations she was far less than enthusiastic in her replies. “It’s nice” does not sell describe the different dishes
Mamakas has great food and the restaurant is open concept. Everything was well kept and clean. All the appetizers and seafood we ordered was incredible. Unfortunately they charge for pita bread. The worst part of our experience was the waitress. When asked how the pork dish was, she replied back with "It's okay" and then went silent. She was also asked how some of the appetizers were and her comments were around the same of "good" and "yup." She did not check on us after receiving our food, she cleared the side plates while we were still eating the appetizers and then asked "oh what should I leave for you guys" when the table was already cleared. Also with the bill - we waited 20 minutes and when she was asked again, she stood by the station and spoke with other waitresses for another 5 minutes before we had to remind her a third time. Highly recommend the food but the service could greatly improve, especially for the money you are spending.
Food was great, cocktails were great, and most importantly - service was great as well! The bartenders are very nice and friendly, was a pleasure to chit chat with them and they made us feel at home. Overall was a great experience!
Fish of the day was really good, Seabream
Consistently great! Love the wine list. One thing I would like to see: some local craft beer on tap. Although I enjoy the Greek beers they have by the bottle.
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.