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Mama Roomba

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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 37
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Tim G
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Bakersfield, California
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  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Bakersfield, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Bakersfield
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 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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Bakersfield, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Ok so I finally tried out Mama Roomba's and was very disappointed with what my friends called a "great place to eat". Their tapas should not be called tapas instead they should be called microwaved finger foods. We ordered the empanadas and they were so bland not to mention expensive for what you received. Our main dish was a "Brazilian... More 

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

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 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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Additional Information about Mama Roomba

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

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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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