Día de los Muertos – Festivity of Food

by Jenny Butler
Friday 4th November 2011

What a wonderful week we’ve had with Madeleine Stamer! Thank you to beautiful Maddi for such an insightful week looking into Día de los Muertos and for offering 2 amazing giveaways as well (you still have time to enter- check out the details here!). Thank you also to everyone who left comments throughout the week and shared stories of their experiences and loved ones. – Jenny x

It’s no secret that Melbournians are a little spoilt for choice when it comes to authentic Mexican gastronomy. No, I’m not talking about the drippy-melted-cheese-with-shredded-meaty-bits type restaurants, I’m talkin’ real deal authentic Mexican cuisine.

(image via Mamasita)

Top of my list is uber cool Mamasita! Don’t get your wires crossed with the raunchy chica minx that might appear on your next google image search. No siree, Mamasita stands for proper good authentic Mexican cuisine, the spicy way (plus tamer options for the not so jalapeno adventurous like myself)

If you haven’t had the pleasure of feasting at Mamasita then today’s your lucky day! My generous compadres at Mamasita have a $100 dinner for two gift voucher giveaway for one lucky Melbourne based Design Files reader!!! I’m totally flipping out with the excitement! You have until midnight tonight to leave a comment on any of this weeks posts and the winner will be drawn at random- good luck amigos!

Level 1, 11 Collins Street,
Melbourne CBD
03 9650 3821

*UPDATE- Thanks again to everyone for the wonderful comments this week!! The lucky winners have been drawn at random and Madeleine Stamer’s ‘Sweet Calavera‘ print is going home with Janelle P and the Mamasita $100 voucher was won by Erin S! Thanks again to Maddi and Mamastia for their generous giveaways!

(image via Taco Truck)

If you’re hitting the streets of Melbourne keep your ear to the ground, finger on the pulse and nose in the air and you’ll be transmogrified into Taco Truck territory. Fresh Mex on wheels!

Another noteworthy resource is Melbournian Daniella Germain’s recipe book My Abuela’s Table. It’s a must have for the lovers of spice and all things nice. Compiled and illustrated with love.

Muchas Gracias for welcoming me into your world during this week of Dia de los Muertos festivities.


Madeleine xo

by Jenny Butler
Friday 4th November 2011


  • AMANDA 5 years ago

    Ohhhh so exciting! Have always wanted to go to Mamasita’s but I hear its so busy its hard to get in, pick me pick me haha!

  • Jon 5 years ago

    Arriba! – fingers crossed I win this! Have been trying to get in for months.

  • honeysuckle 5 years ago

    this would be a dream for an East Gippsland girl who cooks and cooks … and then some!

  • Kate 5 years ago

    I have never found the Taco truck – although it looks like heaps of fun!

  • Ellie Schroeder 5 years ago

    Ola! Would love to try some of the tasty treats at Mamasitas! Been itching to get there for a long time.

  • angel 5 years ago

    Amazing blogging Maddi, would love to win either of those prizes.

  • Naomi 5 years ago

    *sigh* love both, I dream of the corn, please make it come true again!

  • Leila 5 years ago

    Hola Maddi, Have loved your bloggin all this week. I’ve never been to Mexico but I’ve been to Spain lots (like every other good English person!!). Would love a voucher for Mamasita – delicious food! Muchas Gracias Señorita! XX

  • Chris 5 years ago

    Mmm…..love Mamasita! (especially those black bean and cactus tacos!)

  • handmaderomance 5 years ago

    thanks for a wonderful week of posts madeleine! ive really enjoyed this week.

  • Alice 5 years ago

    Maddi what a brilliant week of guest blogging. SO insightful and inspiring.

  • Susie 5 years ago

    Thanks for a fun, colourful & inciteful journey & education into the world of Dia de los Muertos!! x

  • Rebecca 5 years ago

    Would LOVE to dine at Mamasita’s… YUM!!

  • Amber 5 years ago

    Mamasita here I come!!!

  • Clare 5 years ago

    As Perthie in melbourne recently I queued up for Mamasita joy. It was awesome. It was like there was a summer afternoon in my mouth! Given I’ve got a few more dates with Melbourne in the next 12 months, I’m sticking my hand up for this giveaway too!

  • Liza Zeni 5 years ago

    YUM YUm YUM & so happy & colourful too xxx

  • zoe 5 years ago

    YUM! Sooo happy to see more and more amazing Mexican food popping up! Where have these places been all our lives?! That corn at Mamasita’s is a total revelation!!
    And Thanks for the colourful mex-inspired week Madeline!

  • justine 5 years ago

    hey madeline

    i have so enjoyed reading your mexican posts all week, thanks for taking the time to share with us all — you’re ACE!! justine x

  • neryl 5 years ago

    Thx for Mexxing us up this week Maddie. Encouraged me to post a little Mexicana myself.

  • Heidi 5 years ago

    Agreed! Thanks for a great guest blog week!

  • Imogen 5 years ago

    A Mamasita Margherita in this Melbourne sunshine = perfection!

  • Melissa 5 years ago

    Mexican Art and Food is my absolute fav! If I took my husband to Mamasita he will be turned for sure !

  • Madeleine Stamer 5 years ago

    I’m felling a tingle of sadness to reach the end of the week on TDF. I’ve LOVED reading everyones encouraging and positive comments (always a plus!) It’s been super rad to read about your Dia de los Muertos experiences and tales all week even though it’s been tricky with no internet! I’ve been lucky to grab a few sneak peeks here and there from work. Best of luck to whoever scores the dinner for two at amazing Mamasita (with I could come!) plus I’m gearing up to sending off ‘Sweet Calavera’ to the lucky print winner, YAY!

    Adios for now amigos.

    Madeleine xo

    p.s you can still leave a comment up to midnight to be in the draw for either prize. Comment away…

  • Prue 5 years ago

    ahhh! I have been desperate to get to Mamasita! especially with this time of the year coming up. i have loved your guest blog this week Madeleine- so good to see so much colour and culture. thanks for all your efforts

  • Georgina 5 years ago

    Enjoyed the blog Maddi and particularly love Mamasita. It’s a great place to take out-of-towners for some authentic Mexican food with an inner Melbourne feel. Might have to take myself there next week for a quesadilla regardless. The seed is planted…

  • Amelia 5 years ago

    As much as I love mamasita, my favourite will always be los amates on johnston street

  • krist 5 years ago

    loved the guest blog this week, as much as I love Mexico and Authentic Mexican! Mmmmm mexican street stall tacos.

  • Fleur 5 years ago

    Muchas gracias Madeleine! Have so much enjoyed reading your posts this week and visiting your blog.

    My empty walls would absolutely adore your gorgeous artwork!

    Likewise, would love to take my husband to Mamasita – an indulgent treat without kids and opportunity for him to taste true Mexican fare. I was able to greatly appreciate the cuisine 31 years ago when my sister and I backpacked to USA and Mexico! In the meantime we’ve stomached the drippy-melted-cheese variety – at least washed down with Margarita!


  • cintia 5 years ago

    If i win the dinner voucher would it be wrong to take you out to dinner Maddie?
    x cinti

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