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La Bamba Mexican Restaurant

4901 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96746
808.245.5972
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Ranked #58 of 91 Restaurants in Lihue
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 7, 2014
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Tumwater, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

make a visit to la bamba every trip and have never been disappointed. went this week and was disappointed when they wete no longer at mall..I asked a neighbor shop and he saod theyoved to kapaa. It took a bit of research but finally found them...they are now called mi casita and are located at 4901 kuhio hwy....across from japaa... More

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Lihue, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband and I were born and raised on island. La Bamba is the second Mexican restaurant we have been introduced to on island. For our local taste buds, we find the food tasty and satisfying. Prices are reasonable and we recommend La Bamba in a heartbeat.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

No kids menus but can order side items a la carte. Refills on chips and sodas are extra. Food was bland and not authentic. The portions were fairly large. I would not recommend this place.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The food was good but not authentic. Service was a bit slow but friendly. The portions were small compared to other places and a bit expensive for what you get. Being in the mall made us try it and although good, not authentic.

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Seminole, FL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Ate there yesterday. Had to wait 20 minutes for a table even though there were two available, it just took that long for them to clean the tables. Service was extremely slow but when the food finally arrived it was good. The two people serving tables were the only dining room staff and it looked like there was only one... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

had the steak soft tacos and they were delicipus, as were my daughters cheese enchiladas. the salsa was tooild for us, but not bad. unlike some reviewers, we had good service, but we were in after 1:30pm. i'd come ahain

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Kauai, Hawaii
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Service was friendly but slow. Food was rather flavorless. Not the best Mexican food Lihue has to offer.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

If you are from Texas and looking for Tex-Mex this is not what you are looking for. Not impressed. I would not visit again. The waitress was sweet, but seemed somewhat distracted. The restrooms were not as clean as you would expect. Overall, it was just a very mediocre experience.

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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Visited La Bamba again whilst on vacation in Kauai.....a bit more laid back, still great food worth waiting for.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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160 reviews 160 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

There is virtually no ambience in this shopping center restaurant. The food was fairly tasteless. I paid $16.50 for lunch.

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