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La Bamba Mexican and Spanish Restaurant

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Mexican, Spanish
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5452 W Sample Rd, Margate, FL 33073-3453
19549786377
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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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Serving you since 1988, La Bamba is a family owned and operated Mexican and...
Serving you since 1988, La Bamba is a family owned and operated Mexican and Spanish Restaurant.With five locations.Offering Lunch Specials, Happy Hour Specials and the best Margaritas in town.
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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Good Mexican

We were the guests of friends. It's they're favorite local Mexican restaurant. Much better food than the average strip mall eatery. Great service by friendly staff. Large portions of deliciously spiced food. We took half the meal home.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Steve T
via mobile
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were the guests of friends. It's they're favorite local Mexican restaurant. Much better food than the average strip mall eatery. Great service by friendly staff. Large portions of deliciously spiced food. We took half the meal home.

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Thank Steve T
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a party of 8--got seated on Sat. nite in 10 minutes at 7pm. Waiter was adequate..Food good..Not my favorite place here.

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Thank Phyllis L
Gosalas, Guest Relations Manager at La Bamba Mexican and Spanish Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment! please advice on what do we need to change in order to make "La Bamba" your favorite place? More 

Florida
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Service, portion size and flavorful food. The Skirt steak is to DIE FOR. They keep the chips and salsa flowing UMMMMM YUMMMM. The combo meals are the way to go to get a varied taste of the foods.COLD Beers and Fantastic Sangria to complement the Prominent Mexican Flavors.I've been to LaBamba 1, 2 and 3 they are ALL wonderful. Don't... More 

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Thank lrempala
Margate, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Not cheap but a good value. Big portions of well made good quality Mexican food. Nice casual dinning spot is very popular locally.

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Thank vman1959
fort lauderdale
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

This restaurant is by far the best Mexican food i have ever had , they have different locations and i have been to all of them and the food is always good. I have not even mention the margaritas, the best margaritas in the world. i think they are better than the ones in mexico. Lol. if you want good... More 

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Thank sprkaro
Coconut Creek, Florida
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I have eaten here a few times and it was always ok, but never really great. It is always busy and I can't figure out why. The service is very good, the place is clean and inviting but the food always left me questioning why people wait on line to get in.

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Thank Les B
Annville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

We were starving and this place has good trip advisor reviews so what the heck, lets check it out... $8 for a Taco lunch with 1 taco, you have got to be out of your mind. I ordered a chicken enchilada which was massive and smothered in cheese but just ok, and a beef taco which was probably the worst... More 

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Thank misscottonpants
Coconut Creek, Florida
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

La Bamba has been around for a long time. I have met friends there often over the years for lunch or dinner. The food is delicious and plentiful, the service is cheerful and prompt, and the prices are in-line for the quality and amount of food. It is very popular, especially for dinner. Fortunately it is located in a strip... More 

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Thank KAREN S
Boca Raton, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Wait staff is great, food is awesome and extremely quick. The chips and salsa are good and I LOVE the fried ice cream! This is a wonderful and reasonably priced restaurant

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Thank Nancy H
Freeport, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wonderful service and great food. Each of our family members had a delicious entree from skirt steak to a shrimp fajitas. Portions were over the top.

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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: 19549786377

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Serving you since 1988, La Bamba is a family owned and operated Mexican and Spanish Restaurant.With five locations.Offering Lunch Specials, Happy Hour Specials and the best Margaritas in town.
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?