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“Not my Richieeeeeeeeeee!” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Bamba

La Bamba
4245 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-5532
954-568-5662
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Ranked #229 of 1,062 Restaurants in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Austin, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Not my Richieeeeeeeeeee!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Food here definitely does not make you want to sing or dance. I have yet to find an authentic Mexican Restaurant since leaving San Antonio, Texas.
I will say that the Margaritas are nice and strong, however they have really strange flavors like banana and peach and won't let you mix flavors. I'll maybe have to try happy hour but other than that for 1 margarita and a chat up a plate and chicken and rice, you will pay about 40 bucks. It's nothing to write home to mom about.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food but has gotten expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've eaten here for many years, both lunches and dinners. This most recent visit was for carryout and we were surprised by how much they'd raised their prices. Dinner for 3 with no appetizers was $84. They even charged for chips and salsa, something they bring unlimited amounts to the table for free.
The hostess mentioned they'd be closing to remodel to make it all one level. That's great but you're gonna drive business away if you keep raising them as much as you have.

Visited May 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Huge portions.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Came here for lunch. I had the enchilada verde and my wife had the carnitas. Both were very good and the portions were huge. In fact neither one of us could finish, so we both had boxes and will eat it tonight for dinner!

Visited May 2014
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Fort Lauderdale
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“We Keep Coming Back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

When you find something great you patronize as often as possible. This is one of those Mexican places that you patronize over and over again. Most restaurants fill your fajita plate with a lot of vegetables. Here you will get a full order of chicken, steak shrimp ... a full order with a lot of food. Hard to finish ...you will need a doggy box.
Oh - I almost forgot ---make sure you try the Mexican Pizza. Mega-Marvelous.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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“Very tasty and always fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I had not been here in years, only due to just forgot about it... went last night and it was so delicious and the staff is even better than I remember!

Definitely worth adding to your list of go to places.

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