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“Best ceviche and seafood cocktails I have ever had!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Bamba Jarocha

La Bamba Jarocha
Calle 36, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Ranked #198 of 788 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Tulsa, OK
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Best ceviche and seafood cocktails I have ever had!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I loved this place. Found rave reviews for it on-line, and some locals also recommended it. Man, were they right! We had ceviche and a mixed seafood cocktail. Both were wonderful. Generous portions and good prices. Much better than you will find along 5th Avenue. A gem!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portage La Prairie
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110 reviews 110 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Delicious food, but be aware of the menus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Our group of family and friends had a fabulous meal here yesterday. The adults enjoyed the seafood soup, or is it the Viagra soup? Also had the coconut shrimp both were truly delicious! Because we shared several items, we had to ask for the proper allocation of cutlery and small plates and extra bowls. All was good. A minor concern arose however with the bill. We noticed that most of the items were charged out at more than what was on the menu! When this was pointed out to the server she said, "wrong menu". And proceeded to get us the menu printed in Spanish where all the items were priced the same as we were charged. It gave me cause for concern. Why would the menus used for English speaking customers be the old, less expensive prices? This took the edge off an otherwise very enjoyable dinner experience. Our food choices were extremely well prepared. The soup stayed hot until we finished. The portions are very large.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Englewood, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“WOW! Big Flavors and HUGE Portions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were pointed here by locals and tourists, alike. "Go for the seafood soup", they said. We walked, as we often do, off the beaten path, to 30th Ave to La Bamba, and we were so glad we did! The soup was amazing, the broth was more flavorful than, maybe, any soup I've ever had. Do your self a favor and share it. We didn't and we felt SO wasteful. Same goes for the fish--share it! We got some kind of fish that flashed it's not-so-pearly-whites at us. Very impressive to the kids, but more impressive to the adults, that the kids would eat a fish that was looking at them! Great, local place that has no pretensions, just delicious food and good service!

Visited December 2012
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British Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Coconut shrimp is to die for!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

We loved this place! The coconut shrimp is amazing and so was the ceviche! Huge portions for a cheap price, the shrimp dish was 140 pesos and could feed 2 adults. Super friendly service and authentic Mexican atmosphere.

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Calgary
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Second time around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I decided to give this place another try, since the first time I visited a year ago I wasn't totally convinced, even though it was recommended to me by locals for the best seafood in town. Let me tell you, it is totally worth it. This time I went with my girlfriend and we ordered different kind of dishes. The seafood platter for 2 is heavenly, the ceviche very good, the house wine, a spanish sauvignon blanc, quite good. The service is attentive and the staff has a basic knowledge of english, so there are no misunderstandings. And all for a very reasonable price, which makes this restaurant a must visit every time I will be in Playa. Enjoy.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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