Elena Márquez also known as Mami, Mrs. Márquez, or Señora Márquez, is Dora's mother who has appeared in some episodes of Dora the Explorer. She is a baker and mother of her three children. She is Cole Márquez's wife. 


Elena was first mentioned in Hic-Boom-Ohhh! as Mami by Dora helping Benny getting rid of his hiccups. She was also mentioned the episode Berry Hunt where she has given her her daughter Dora five blueberries. In the start of the series she wasn't known by anything besides "Mami," until episode Grandma's House where Boots addressed her as "Senora Marquez" when he visited Dora's home to meet her.

Dora's mother's forename being Elena was revealed in casting advertisements for the upcoming Lost City of Gold live-action film.


Elena is a very kind and caring person. She is always willing to help Dora. For example, she helped plan Boots' Surprise Party. She cares a lot about her family.


Elena has dark peach skin, brown eyes and hair. She wears a purple sleeveless calf-length dress, light purple slip-on shoes and yellow earrings.

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  • It's possible that she is Abuela's daughter due to the similar hairstyle.


Major characters
Main Márquez family
Dora | Diego | Alicia | Mami | Papi | Abuela | Guillermo | Isabella
Swiper | Grumpy Old Troll | Bobo Brothers | Alejandro
Object helpers
Backpack | Map | Rescue Pack | Click
Forest friends
Boots | Tico | Benny | Isa | Big Red Chicken | Señor Tucán | Fiesta Trio | Baby Jaguar
City friends
Pablo | Alana | Emma | Kate | Naiya | Sammy | Randy
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