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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: "We started 13 years ago, on 27 February 1999, with an idea. We tried to...
"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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 193
    Very good
  • 142
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very authentic

Very nice place to sit. Inside as well as in the balcony. The dishes were very tasty and colorful. Big dishes. Nice and welcoming crew.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
Ronen S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Telford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We were recommended La Mama by a tour guide and liked the look of its outdoor eating area. We then looked at the menu and that was comprehensive and reasonably priced for Bucharest, cheap by UK standards. Our food, traditional Romanian choices, was excellent in taste and presentation, just the right sized meal and the service was friendly and polite.... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

GREAT local restaurant with many American and local Romanian dishes. We were a party of 6 without reservations but we were seated quickly and all of the wait staff spoke English. We even got a free dessert of Romanian pancakes with fruit!

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Everywhere USA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We visited with friends & all had great food. Great selection. The service was prompt & friendly. Beautiful facility & close to everything.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to sit. Inside as well as in the balcony. The dishes were very tasty and colorful. Big dishes. Nice and welcoming crew.

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Windsor, Ontario
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We loved it here so much we ate here for 3 dinners. The prices were fantastic as well as the food and the portions. Good beer and attentive waiters.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

"La Mama" was my favorite restaurant for good romanian food at decent prices. Granted, I haven't been here for some time. So we went there hoping for a good quick lunch. The experience was quite the opposite of what I was expecting. The service was quick, too quick in fact. The waitress was very bland (extremely bored I would say)... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

the La mama with the garden is the best no smoke , The antricot steak is great , the wedges . nice staff and variety of dishes

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Perfect romanian food like in our "Mother home",I tryed meal of the day and it was delicious.Staff is friendly and very polite.

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Hammerfest, Norway
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Well romanian food could be very nice. I like this place because they have an honest price/food quality and good service. The food is good, it comes fast and the service is pleasant. Smily stuff (not all the time, but that is a romanian characteristic) and the prices are normal.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Was fast and had a good selection. Pretty nice location too. Wished I had gotten wine instead of beer.

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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: Romanian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?