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For Dora's counterpart of Mami, see Celia Márquez.

Elena Dafne Márquez (also known as Mami, Mama, Mrs. Márquez, or Señora Márquez) (née Beltrán) 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 Papi's wife.


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

Dora's mother's forename being Elena was revealed in casting advertisements for the live-action film.


Mami 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.


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

Dora and the Lost City of Gold[]

Main article: Dora and the Lost City of Gold


  • She never appeared in Go, Diego, Go!.
  • In 2024 she was redesigned into her 2024 counterpart, due to the GoAnimate/Vyond videos where her old design beats up Dora which could be the reason why her old design won't be appearing in the reboot along side the old designs of Papi and Abuela.


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Major characters
Main Márquez family
Dora | Diego | Alicia | Mami | Papi | Abuela | Guillermo | Isabella | Daisy | Diego's mother | Diego's father | Perrito | Pinto | Lucky
Object helpers
Backpack | Map | Rescue Pack | Click | Bud | Mapa | Alicia's Rescue Rope
City friends
Pablo | Alana | Emma | Kate | Naiya | Sammy | Randy
Swiper | Grumpy Old Troll | El Mago | Magician | Tranimal | Bobo Brothers | Honking Edmontosauruses | Alejandro | Powell, Viper, and Christina X | Fifi | Sami | Fomkah | Ying Ying
Forest friends
Boots | Benny | Tico | Isa | Big Red Chicken | Señor Tucán | Fiesta Trio | Baby Jaguar | Baby Blue Bird | Val the Octopus | Chocolate Tree | Linda | Unicornio | Pirate Pig | Pirate Piggies | Pirate Parrot | Sammy
Glowy Star | Noisy Star | Tool Star | Magico Star | Woo-Hoo Star | Rocket Star | Saltador Star | Sliparooni Star | Supra, Ultra, and Mega Star | Artista Star | Helada Star | Disco Star | Gusty Star | Comfy Star | Silly Star | Explorer Job Stars (Policia Star | Baseball Star | Baker Star | Movie Star | Navy Star | Cowgirl Star) | Hero Star | Switchy Star | Fairy Star | Spy Star
Other friends
Azul | Roberto | Little Star | Scarecrow | Sabrina | Allie | Mariana | Paj | King's Mommy | King Juan el Bobo | Perrito's Twin | Amelie | Nelly | Pepe | Yuki | Camilla | Luis | Kicho | Mei | Enrique | Juma | Burgin | Yang | Shanti