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Mama Roomba

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Caribbean, Spanish, 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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quaint and clean,food is good

Went in for lunch with my wife. Although the menu is limited the food is very good. I had the chicken and empanadas everything was fresh and cooked just right. Waitress was nice and attentive. I would def go back and have but I would like to see a few more Cuban dish selections. Great little place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Sean M
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in town. I'm forever recommending it to friends who live here, and to visitors from out of town. If you like good food, no matter where you are, this place should not be missed. I particularly love the steak they serve on the dinner menu, but all of the food is delicious. The... More 

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Thank ColleenQD
Merida, Mexico
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

One of my all time Bakersfield favorites, Mama Roombas might get missed by most out of towers as it is a hidden gem in the heart of Bakersfield. This spot is styled after a Tapas experience, or small plates restaurant. Don't come in expecting 4 course meals of gourmet flair. This is a home grown "hole in the wall" (as... More 

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Thank bfl2bze
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

After hearing about Mama Roomba on Diners Drive-ins and Dives, we decided to visit the restaurant during our visit to Bakersfield California. The restaurant was as described "a quaint hole in the wall," but certainly not a Cuban / Caribbean menu as we expected. We had the moja wings which were flabby and for me, not very tasty, lacked garlic... More 

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Thank pjzepp
Livermore, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I had read one comment about the main dish is served without any side. I felt like wanting pork, and I chose boneless pork chops. Then, I asked before and then I ordered two sides, white rice and beans, which are expensive- $2.95 each- considering that they were plain, no extra ingredients. Summarizing, don't create big expectations and you get... More 

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Thank Juan Carlos M
Bakersfield, California
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went in for lunch with my wife. Although the menu is limited the food is very good. I had the chicken and empanadas everything was fresh and cooked just right. Waitress was nice and attentive. I would def go back and have but I would like to see a few more Cuban dish selections. Great little place.

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Thank Sean M
Bakersfield, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

great variety, everyone ordered something different, so we had lots of plates to choose from...The table was filled with deliciousness

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Thank Erlinda2g
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

my son and daughter in law took me there for my birthday lunch. I had never been there before. the place is cute and quaint and small so get there early they were packed. The sangria was very tasty. we had i believe a garlic shrimp dish and it was so good. we had the chicken padilla (?) and a... More 

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Thank Debbie L
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great hot delicious food in a nice setting. It's a small restaurant so get there early. It's great to be able to support locally owned establishments.

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Thank Tim G
Bakersfield
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Someone recommended this place for lunch. I don't eat downtown a lot so I tried it. OMG. Good stuff. We tried the chicken (sorry I can only remember it by picturing a painting of a pie 'Pie-Art' but I think it's Pillard) It's fabulous. We also had the Salt and Pepper shrimp and white rice.. Fabulous too. We liked it... More 

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Thank Carol T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Location: Bakersfield, CA Day: 4 of 7 Present: Agents Hightop, Slim, and Littles Mission Notes: The recon went as planned for the first three days. Dispersion of the counter-intel went as expected and there were no signs of suspicion. At least none that we could detect and we didn't hear of any red flags from HQ. But there was still... More 

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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, Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
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?