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Mama Roomba

Caribbean, Cuban
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1814 Eye Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4408
661 322-6262
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food...but a few glitches

The poor girl waiting tables seemed to be alone with a fairly full house. She took our drink order then got out of sequence in taking food orders...so a bit of a wait. Not a big deal. We ordered and asked for bread - was told bread was being made and would be 5 minutes. Had to ask again for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Karlzmom
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Bakersfield, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Fresh tortilla soup, flavorful and moist fresh salmon with a zesty mango and corn sauce, a variety of beans in a tasty marinade. ALL DELICIOUS. Service is a little slow, but I was there on a Friday night and grateful to get a table. Nice ambience, colorful decor, outdoor seating, close to the local theaters so perfect for a pre-performance... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The poor girl waiting tables seemed to be alone with a fairly full house. She took our drink order then got out of sequence in taking food orders...so a bit of a wait. Not a big deal. We ordered and asked for bread - was told bread was being made and would be 5 minutes. Had to ask again for... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Intimidated by the down-market feel of surrounding downtown Bakersfield, yet hungry, we picked Mama Roomba purely because of its colorful exterior. Although some describe it as Cuban, it is more truly eclectic Latin American, the decor that of an old family cafe. The chef is said to be Mexican, but our Peruvian Ceviche and Chilean empanadas were perfect expressions of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We flew into town for business and we were looking for a place close to the hotel. This place was recommended by some locals. We ordered nothing but appetizers. Prawns, Empanadas, Skillet Chicken, Calamari, etc. They were all really good. Then they brought out the fried bananas and ice cream. Awesome!

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Half Moon Bay, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Food was good, kind of tapas/family style. Caribbean/Jamaican/Cuban was really good and unexpected. The jerk chicken was OK but not as good as some that I have had. Black beans and plantains were really good as well as the empanadas and mango chicken.

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I hadn't been to Mama Roomba's in a year or so because it was too far from where I worked downtown. When I switched job locations, I found myself going for lunch and I must say it was just a good as I remembered it! I love the Cuban pork sandwiches and the fish and shrimp dishes. The servers are... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you like Cuban food, this is the place for you. I liked the pork sandwich, a Cuban tradition. Probably not for everyone as Cuban food has its quirks. Try the fried plantains.

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Temple City, California
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

the Cuban Sandwich was very good, the accompanying potatoes a poor excuse for potatoes. If you like garlic and an abundance of it, this is the place for you. My friend had an appetizer and it was adequate for an appetizer, I could smell garlic from across the table! (I am not a garlic fan in my old age.) The... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went with friends on Friday night. First time there. We shared six different appetizers ~ all were magnificent. Can't say enough about this wonderful "new" discovery!

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bakersfield
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Did I say no. tried it again upon the insistence of another. Did not work, again. Food, service, so-so. Bad value. Again - NO!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1814 Eye Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 661 322-6262

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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