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La Bamba

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Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood
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657 east bay ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
609-549-6492
Today
10:00 am - 9:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Description: Nice place, friendly service , creating a family atmosphere...
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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  • 6
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious Mexican Food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2014
carolaa852
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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16 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The chips and two salsas were very good, but it stopped there. Our meals were average, no garnish, no frills. A bit pricey for what we got. Half way through lunch they turned off the sterio, must have wanted us to leave.

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We have been here a few times and the chips and salsa are always good. The meals are decent but not always easy to order because of the language barrier. The last time we were there, our waitress was great and she knew exactly what I meant when I asked for a vegan burrito. When we were there in May,... More 

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Ivyland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 657 east bay ave, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manahawkin
  • Phone Number: 609-549-6492

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 29
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Seafood

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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?