Part of the same group as Mamasita, Hotel Jesus is Mamasita's hipster younger brother who is still at Uni so eats out on a budget, and who hangs out on the North Side. Serving up Mexican inspired cuisine at an incredibly reasonable price tag, the venue itself is akin to the love child of a 1970s American diner and a local Mexican taqueria.
Similar to Miss Chu, ordering is done via a tick-the-box on a form system - a pretty dangerous system if you ask me, as you don't have to worry about the judging eyes of your wait staff as you literally order everything on the menu - especially when Hotel Jesus's menu is designed so you can pretty much order a single serve of anything.
The raw tuna tostada with ponzu, avocado, tobiko and wasabi crumb, and the grilled banana chilli stuffed with cheese and corn, were both tasty - but the raw tuna tostada could have done with more wasabi (or some other citrus to cut through the creaminess of the tuna and avocado) and the grilled banana chilli could have definitely done with more cheese (although I am a self proclaimed cheese addict, so maybe this criticism says more about me then the quality of the dish).
However, the highlight of the evening was the Huitlacoche Quesadillas which was oozing with cheese and rich with flavour - and for those who don't know, huitlacoche is a black fungus which grows on corn - gross to some perhaps, but I like to think of it as the truffle of corn.
The fish taco unfortunately was dry - however, they do get points for presentation.
With its incredibly friendly and helpful staff, good food and reasonable price tag, Hotel Jesus isn't a terrible choice if looking for a Mexican feed in Collingwood.
Verdict: Like - get around to trying it at some point.