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La Bamba

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5452 W Sample Rd, Margate, FL 33073-3453
(954) 978-6377
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Local Spanish/Mexican Restaurant

Great Fajitas ... chicken or steak... sizzling on your plate and delicious!! Don't forget to get some Nachos as an appetizer. You can always go "American" with a burger, but you would pass up some great Spanish and Mexican cuisine!! They have Early Bird Specials between 4 and 6 ... a Special... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Susan H
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Margate, Florida
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Margate, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great Fajitas ... chicken or steak... sizzling on your plate and delicious!! Don't forget to get some Nachos as an appetizer. You can always go "American" with a burger, but you would pass up some great Spanish and Mexican cuisine!! They have Early Bird Specials between 4 and 6 ... a Special Lunch Menu between 11:30 and 2:30, too! They... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were there while there was a birthday party of at least 20 people in the same room. Service was s-l-o-w and the food was just OK. We haven't been back.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have been frequenting this restaurant for as long as I lived in South Florida. The food is excellent (masa de puerco and fajitas are my go-to faves) and the atmosphere is great. The bar is good as well. The staff is excellent, they have had some of the same wait staff for as long as I have been going... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, busy atmosphere. We ordered fajitas and enchiladas. After living in Texas for 14 yrs, you become an expert on Tex, Mex and Tex-Mex food. We had been looking for a good Mexican restaurant for a while, it took us about a year to find this one. We were so used to seeing one at each corner in Texas,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This had to be the worst Mexican food I have ever tasted. Service was terrible. If you are accustomed to real good food Please stay away from this play. It is huge let down.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

So far this is the best Mexican restaurant that I have found north of the Miami area. Authentic Mexican food .I am glad they use good tequila brands in their margaritas

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Florida, US
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

And the tastiest Margarita hands down. On Mondays the house margaritas are only $2.50 and they are HUGE! If you pine for something more refined the bartenders will be more than happy to concoct something to your liking but I find the frozen or on the rocks house mags are good enough to complement the wonderful food they serve. My... More 

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Margate, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I grew up in Northern California, and the Mexican influence on the culinary arts is profound. When I moved to the East Coast I lamented the loss of Mexican foods. La Bamba has recaptured that flavor for me. While I have to say it's not equal to the Mexican restaurants in California, La Bamba is a close runner up. I... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

When my parents come to visit one of their first requests always is, "When are we going to La Bamba?" and we're always happy to make it one of our first (and often several) outings when they are in town. They have a great combination of Mexican, Cuban and traditional Spanish dishes that I always try to duplicate at home... More 

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Margate, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Never a bad meal..the chips always fresh and warm..salsa is to die for..even give up a hot one..margueritas

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Additional Information about La Bamba

Address: 5452 W Sample Rd, Margate, FL 33073-3453
Phone Number: (954) 978-6377
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Margate
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5452 W Sample Rd, Margate, FL 33073-3453
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: (954) 978-6377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?