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La Bamba

657 east bay ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
609-549-6492
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Ranked #12 of 64 Restaurants in Manahawkin
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Nice place, friendly service , creating a family atmosphere Transforming a daily dinner an unforgettable experience All featuring with the wonderful flavors of the Mexican cuisine ,Visit us and discover why we have THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Nice place, friendly service , creating a family atmosphere Transforming a daily dinner an unforgettable experience All featuring with the wonderful flavors of the Mexican cuisine ,Visit us and discover why we have THE BEST MEXICAN FOOD
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Ivyland
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Read many positive reviews and wanted to try. We love mexican food. OK, so located in the Manahawkin Mart. First of all, was greeted with a smile and fresh chips and salsa. Very little english spoken here. All the sauces and compliments were great, but that stops here. My wife wanted the seafood combo for $30+ and I ordered the... More

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West Creek, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ingredients, Zucchini (there was 1 large raw piece in 1 half) mushrooms (there were 3 large raw pieces in the other half ) tomatoes (there weren't any), onions, red and green peppers and rice and beans (very little rice and no beans in the one half. Lots of onions.... No perks at all in the styrofoam container....no little plastic container... More

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My partner and I stopped by last night on a whim and were so pleased with the experience. The restaurant is clean and colorful, the service efficient and pleasant, and the food was delicious, fresh and reasonably priced. We shared the enchiladas and the quesadilla de tinga - both were wonderful. We will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My husband came home one day with take out from this place and it was excellent. It was chicken and pork burritos, very tasty. Then we got chili rellenos on our next visit and my husband said it was probably the best he has had in NJ. My husband is from Colorado so he kind of snob about Mexican food... More

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Manahawkin
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Went at the recommendation of my daughter. Took a party of 8 and had a delicious experience. Food, service and pricing was awesome. I love Mexican food and have eaten at several Mexican restaurants in Mexico. This food was freshly prepared and very authentic. Will return often.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

The food at this restaurant is wonderful. If you enjoy food from the Puebla region of Mexico, you must try this place. The staff is very attentive, the portions are large, and the prices are reasonable.

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Long Beach Island, NJ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

How wonderful to find real Mexican food right in Manahawkin. No Tex Mex here, my friends. I even brought a neighbor who spent over 20 years in Mexico City to La Bamba for lunch. She gave them a thumbs up. My boyfriend and I went for dinner and met the owner, a delightful guy who loves his restaurant and is... More

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NJ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Wanted to try something different than the usual mexican place in town, that has gotten a little pricey lately for dinner. We ordered takeout so I cant speak on service and ambiance as such. The woman on the phone who took my order was friendly and helpful with recommendations. Food was great, fresh and a little different. Most dishes had... More

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Tuckerton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Located in the flea market on Bay Avenue in Manahawkin, this casual place is truly a surprise. I ordered the tacos, which came in soft double tortillas, with generous lime wedges, grilled onions, and fresco cheese. Were my taste buds satisfied! The portion is huge, especially for the price. Unlike in many Mexican restaurants, it came without the unwanted refried... More

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I'll probably hate myself for writing a favorable review of this place, but I want it to stay in business, so here goes! This is a not fancy mexican restaurant located in the Manahawkin Flea Market. They serve no nonsense food with very friendly service. Everything I've had here has been very good. They have all the Americanized choices along... More

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