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La Mama

$$ - $$$
European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European, Romanian
As featured in Essential Bucharest
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Episcopiei 9 | langa Ateneul Roman, Bucharest, Romania
0721 526262
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 am
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quick lunch menu was lovely unless your fussy(!) We had a thin soup to start, with wine, main and side for 26lei (£6.50) each. We managed to squeeze in a dessert too but woth high insight, the two courses would have been enough 😁

Thank ali h
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate there few times. Very good atmosphere The food is varied , the service is good . It is located in the main street of the old town. The prices are very good . We higly recommend this place

Thank yarivrosen
Southern Romania, Romania
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The accomodation (outside) is friendly, and the food is absolutely good and surprising. Great wines and good services. However it was busy, no delays. Close to the city center, easy to find, but take a taxi to go there; no parking-places.

Thank localmad
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Service here was pretty bad. Food was very sub par for the area. In the time it took our food to arrive 3 cockroaches scurried across the table. It wasn't until our food arrived and he hung around long enough for my to nab him up in a napkin and show the wait staff.

Thank John A
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place may seem to many as a cheaper place for Romanian food but the truth of the matter is that they serve the best Romanian Kabab in Bucharest for a very decent price. They have a fair competition from Caru Cu Bere on this title but the price and casual atmosphere make all the difference. Even my Romanian family... More 

Thank Batnun
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It might be they invented it in Bucharest: supermarket cuisine. Take everything frozen, cheapest items from the lower supermarket shelves for poor people. Defreeze, add salt without limits, lots of fat, microvawe, freeze and defreeze again and again. Huge portions of sausages made from you-don't want to know what, pork cheap cuts and frozen french fries... Like "at mother's"? Well...... More 

Thank Marian C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

i appreciate this restaurant because one can find soups and good traditional food even at late hours (10-11pm)

Thank desertlycan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Needed a place close by that severed good Romanian food. Was a wonderfull find. Great food at a great price. Helpfull staff, and great location.

Thank billsted
Community of Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to this restaurant following the recommendation of the previous restaurant where I had lunch. I was looking for some good papanas, a Romanian desert that is worth to try al least once in a lifetime. Of course, I ordered papanas and coffee. I can only say it was as I expected, delicious. I recommend it!

Thank javiaranda76
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered soup and main dish. The waitress was helpful in recomending dishes, side salads and quantities. The soups arrived imediatly and the main dish followed resonably after. The vegetable soup, "mititei" and spare ribs were very good.

Thank Jack Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
European, Soups, Eastern European, Central European, Romanian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Episcopiei 9 | langa Ateneul Roman, Bucharest, Romania
  • Location: Europe  >  Romania  >  Bucharest
  • Phone Number: 0721 526262
"We started 13 years ago, on 27 February 1999, with an idea. We tried to keep this idea intact and even to improve it day by day. Because of you, our clients are most important to us, like I was the most important person for my mother when I came home for dinner. If we made it this far in 13 years, we owe this to our clients, that make us become better every day and we owe this to our 500 people team.I want to thank all my regular customers and to all those who have stood by us in these 13 years. I thank you because we exist.We owe this to you."Catalin Mahu - La mama

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?