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“The food was great, but watch where you sit!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mamacita's restaurant and Bar

Mamacita's restaurant and Bar
66 Calle Castelar, 00775, Puerto Rico
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Ranked #15 of 25 Restaurants in Culebra
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Dallas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“The food was great, but watch where you sit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

My wife and I found this place to be great...the food was stellar seafood and had a great view of the life in Culebra. The service was outstanding and the drinks were cold, strong and effective.

However, the one turn-off at this place was the location. Similar to other locations on the water, a lot of boaters will drive their dinghys to the dock and walk right into the restaurant. The downside to this was the smell of engines, oils and gasoline that almost ruined the whole experience...

Unless you enjoy the smell of gasoline, get a table closer to the entrance and not on the water!

Other than this, the place was great!

Visited March 2014
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English first
Shoreview, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Loved the canal, food and waitstaff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Mamacita's is one of those places that you don't want to leave. The location is right on the canal, between the lift bridge and the ocean and it's a great place to spend the evening. We had the fresh fish special and the local side dishes were very tasty. I enjoyed the evening immensely - our waiter was a laugh riot and made for a lively and happy evening! Good drinks too!!

Visited January 2014
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Pacifica, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Local food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We made reservations the night before we arrived and they had our table ready when we got there. We were a group of 13 adults and 2 kids. Food was served quick, service was friendly, bushwaker drinks were awesome! Really nice view right on the water. Everyone really enjoyed this dinner, I think it was their favorite on the whole island. Highly recommend!

Visited March 2014
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USA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Not So Hot”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The location is great, but the food is not so hot. There were three of us. One said her food was really quite good, one said her was ok, and my grouper *at east they claimed it was grouper) was so overcooked that it was dry. And it was all overpriced. Service was good. What I heard was that there wee new owners and things had gone downhill. My advice: go somewhere else.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Grand Rapids, MI
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Hit or Miss”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had visited Culebra several years back and Mamacita's was one of our favorite spots. We were excited to go back but I was disappointed to read a lot of the reviews on TA that were negative. Still, we went back to try it out again on this visit. Our first experience was great - the service was friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious. We went back later in the week and had a completely different experience. The servers looked bored and seemed uninterested in doing their jobs, and we saw our food sit out on the counter for a while before it was served to us (the restaurant also wasn't that busy, compared to earlier in the week). Mamacita's is still a great spot, but unfortunately seems to be inconsistent in its service.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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