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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
+40 721 526 262
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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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is very good. The staff also friendly, but the order may often arrive with lot of delay. Recommend this place for casual meetings

Thank Sergiu I
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having several locations in Bucharest, La Mama is a place where you can have good food cooked in a traditional way. Be aware of the size of the dish you order! If you intend to have two dishes plus dessert, go for small size portions, otherwise you'll most probably have no room left for desert.

Thank Mihai T
Beijing, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quite heavy taste, old traditional way to present food. Average quality. Prices are on the cheap side especially considering city centre location. Not my cup of team

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

So surprised when I got uncooked mich. Apparently it's rare... OMG Oreder and coming takes more than 1 hour. No good everything.

1 Thank Tasha C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here to try the famous Romanian Papanasi and I was not disappointed! The portion size was great and our waitress was very friendly! The service could have been a little faster but I think we might have caught them on a busy day. Lovely atmosphere and excellent food.

Thank Emily N
Timisoara, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place where you go to eat something. Don't expect anything fancy, the food is decent but for sure it's not a top destination. Good for a decent meal without the "tasty" factor.

Thank Georgia B
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time I came to Romania 5 years ago I wanted authentic Romanian food (Mititai and Mamaleega) and was recommended to go to Mama's. It's a chain all through Bucharest. The food is great, the portions are huge and the prices are very low. 3 of us ate with beers for under $50 and we had leftovers.

Thank WayneHihoSilver
Pardubice, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year (fall 2015) this place amazed us by pretty much everything. We simply enjoyed service as well as dinner. November 2016... Service - still smiling, however when I ordered chicken liver, I received chicken breast with no information whatsoever - e.g. "not available today" or anything... tasted well though. So we decided to give them another chance next day... More 

1 Thank PavelBlackman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Close to the Athene Hilton Palace hotel, in the heart of Bucharest, this small traditional restaurant offers a variety of delicious Romanian dishes. It's nice sitting also outside. Just try and enjoy!

Thank Alona M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

well, few days ago I've got a business lunch in of the La mama restaurants, after about 3 years. I've been almost disapointed about the quality of food service. We've ordered some romanian soups and main course. We have got all the food almost cold, we had to ask them to hit it again. The taste not bad, almost like... More 

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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
Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
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: +40 721 526 262
"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?