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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
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10:00 am - 9:30 am
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:30 am
Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty authentic Mexican

Food is very good and reasonable. Atmosphere is adequate, nothing to write home about. Have eaten here twice. Portions are large. The one in Manahawkin is more convenient to us, but the one on LBI is better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
Dave351
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Hamilton, New Jersey
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Ate here for the second time and the food again was excellent with great fast service. We were a party of four and all enjoyed their meals. My wife & I booth got combo platters with Salsa Verde and our friends each got fajita's and all meals were excellent. Service was friendly and food came out in normal time. Its... More 

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Forked River, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We were greeted by a nice waitress with a nice personality. Unfortunately, we sat in a booth that was very uncomfortable because it was broken. We ordered guacamole with our chips and salsa. The guacamole was brown and water with tomatoes and onions on the top of it. My mother in law doesn't eat onions and wasn't able to eat... More 

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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Food is very good and reasonable. Atmosphere is adequate, nothing to write home about. Have eaten here twice. Portions are large. The one in Manahawkin is more convenient to us, but the one on LBI is better.

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Johnsburg, il
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the food and the fun that we had at this restaurant. The service was good and the food was served quickly. The atmosphere was average for a Mexican restaurant. I would be happy to eat here again.

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Thank Tim H
Phnom Penh, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My friends and I were hungry for lunch and decided to check out this Mexican joint. We were nicely greeted by our waitress who sat us outside per our request. She brought us water and complimentary chips & 2 types of salsa that hit the spot right away. I ordered the California burrito, 2 of my friends got the fish... More 

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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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1 Thank 103Katherine
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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2 Thank Robbie9632
Ivyland
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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5 Thank Robert S
West Creek, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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2 Thank Sue S
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?