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La Bamba

5452 W Sample Rd, Margate, FL 33073-3453
(954) 978-6377
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Ranked #2 of 110 restaurants in Margate
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I've been going here for years and I always come back. The palomilla steak is my go to dish. The restaurant always seems to be bustling but the service is always quick and friendly. I have no complaints about this place.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It should be the standard, always fresh and good. Solid margaritas and quick service, best local for this style food. Been to other locations, family owned and consistent. Busy at this location most peak times, go a little early.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Mexican/Spanish in a strip mall. Ambience was OK, but server was hard to communicate with. The food was ok to odd. Two beef dishes we ordered tasted like New England beef stew. Not very Spanish or Mexican. The chips and salsa before the meal were terrible. Hard thick chips and tasteless salsa. You can get hot version but that was... More

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Coconut Creek, Fl.
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I always enjoy dining at la Bamba. They are consistently good! Food is always great tasting. It does get packed on Friday and Saturday nights. I love the fajitas and chicken soup. Salads always fresh. Lunch prices are very reasonable. Margaritas are good!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I can remember the original dinky storefront in Sunrise across from the entrance to Inverrary in 1989!!! That's how long we've been going to La Bamba. There are a few locations in Broward county and they're all consistantly good. All are owned by the same related family members. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. I love the... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

By far the best around. From the margaritas, to the chips, salsa, quesadillas, fajitas, and to my favorite the crab burrito this place rocks. I always order to go food and service is fast and friendly. Just a fun place and I highly recommend it

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I have been coming here for a very long time. Tonight was the first time I was dissppointed. Mothers Day dinner and there was a nice, steady crowd. I have been here when it was much busier. Service is always quick, friendly and polite. The frozen Margarita is always great. Unfortunately the meal was not up to La Bamba standards.... More

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Cornwall, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Best Mexican food I ever tasted. Highly recommend it. Everything was cooked to perfection. WHen they say hot sauce, they mean hot sauce. I had the burritos. This is a must.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

All of the standard Mexican dishes that you would expect to find on the menu. Attentive staff when not to crowded or busy. Must be good as there are often waiting lines for 45 minutes. Carnitas, Carne Asada and Pollo ala plancha, my favorites always meet my expectations. Margaritas do meet your expectations.

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Margate, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

It seems to have its ups and downs in service and food quality and yet it is hard to ruin Spanish food - the charmingly boisterous atmosphere around the bar seems to save it

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