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La Mama

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Soups, Romanian
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str.Episcopiei n.9(next to the Atheneum) | Strada Bacani 1, Bucuresti (Old Centre), Bucharest, Romania
0721 526262
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Description: "We started 13 years ago, on 27 February 1999, with an idea. We tried...
"We started 13 years ago, on 27 February 1999, with an idea. We tried to keep this idea intact and even to improve it day by day. Because of you, our clients are most important to us, like I was the most important person for my mother when I came home for dinner. If we made it this far in 13 years, we owe this to our clients, that make us become better every day and we owe this to our 500 people team.I want to thank all my regular customers and to all those who have stood by us in these 13 years. I thank you because we exist.We owe this to you."Catalin Mahu - La mama
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Slow service

I had dinner with friends from other countries. It was a cold night. They serve many food. It is romanian food. I love the vibe, jazz music and good place. But the price is overprice. I ordered a soup and the taste was good. I like it. Actually, the best part is they offer 2 portion of meals like... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Elisa G
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had dinner with friends from other countries. It was a cold night. They serve many food. It is romanian food. I love the vibe, jazz music and good place. But the price is overprice. I ordered a soup and the taste was good. I like it. Actually, the best part is they offer 2 portion of meals like small... More 

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1 Thank Elisa G
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I just love this place, have visited 3 of there locations in Bucharest and they have never dissapointed me. The service is always great, the menu has a good variety of Romanian food and it's always good. My only problem with La Mama is deciding what to order, because it's all so delicious.

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1 Thank independantme
Bucharest
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A place to eat fast and not too good but at reasonable prices. I saw a lot of foreign tourists going there for authentique romanian food, but this is definitely not the place for it. A place for students or for a hot lunch during working days.

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1 Thank Alex G
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ate at La Mama, Baneasa Shopping City. I want to specify the location because I don't know if it's the same everywhere. The food wasn't as I was expecting, it's common food, nothing special. I ordered mushroom with polenta and they served it cold with some kind of weird design on the plate. The prices are not too high.

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1 Thank Andreea C
Calgary
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was there twice during my trip to Bucharest last September. The atmosphere was great as was the food (specially the sarmale). The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 out of 5 was slow service. But, if you're not in a rush it's a great place.

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1 Thank Jakub G
Paphos, Cyprus
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good mix of cuisine. Not a huge menu but all very appealing. Some local, some international. Very reasonable prices. There are several of these restaurants about the town. It's a bit like a wetherspoons.

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1 Thank CyprusInfo
Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice restaurant, big portions of food. recommend if you want traditional romanian food. the servers are a little bit distracted. i like the interior very much.

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1 Thank Mihai F
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the old downtown, the restaurant La mama is a beautiful place which offers a lot of Romanian dishes and tasty wine. For a dinner with friends or in family or even in couple La Mama will satisfy you ! And servers are really friendly and welcoming.

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1 Thank Jordan H
Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like going to La Mama because it indeed gives you a feeling that you re at home, enjoying a nice warm meal. So I think it s best to go with your family or a few close friends. Not the place to get drunk or something like this. Oh and the size of the meals are gigantic.

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1 Thank Liviu P
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy here, it is simple, basic, bear minimum service but super fast! The food was excellent, recommend the soups and the mititei! It's central so easy access. If you are not looking for a fancy service and just want to taste Romanian flavours it is excellent and the price is excellent!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: str.Episcopiei n.9(next to the Atheneum) | Strada Bacani 1, Bucuresti (Old Centre), Bucharest, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: 0721 526262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 12
  • Cuisine: Soups, Romanian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

"We started 13 years ago, on 27 February 1999, with an idea. We tried to keep this idea intact and even to improve it day by day. Because of you, our clients are most important to us, like I was the most important person for my mother when I came home for dinner. If we made it this far in 13 years, we owe this to our clients, that make us become better every day and we owe this to our 500 people team.I want to thank all my regular customers and to all those who have stood by us in these 13 years. I thank you because we exist.We owe this to you."Catalin Mahu - La mama
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 4:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?