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La Bamba Mexican and Spanish Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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4245 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-5532
+1 954-568-5662
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Boston, MA
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is located in the shopping mall behind the Embassy Suites. We had eaten in this space when it was The Lauderdale Grille and couldn't believe the transformation. We went for a late lunch and the place was still packed. The large portions of food for the lunch specials were delicious and also included a cup of chowder or... More 

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Tucson, Atizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Being that we are from Southern Arizona, we have become very spoiled with great Mexican cuisine, so when we travel, it can be difficult for us to find what we consider authentic Mexican food. After being on a cruise ship for a week, we decided to try to find some Mexican food prior to our flight home. Seeking the advice... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here much later on a Saturday night than we normally might and I was really sure it would be a huge mess. As full as the parking lot was, there really was not a wait because the staff were completely in sync and doing a great job running things...they were also friendly, which is a big deal to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed just one day in Fort Lauderdale after a cruise and dined here. It has a very open feel and very clean. The food was very good some of the best Mexican food we have had in a while. Not to greasy but still had flavor. Chips were ok nothing to write home about but the queso was great.... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of people had recommended La Bamba to us, including my tattoo artist who I had just finished a sitting with around 6PM, so we gave it a shot. Even though it was a busy Saturday evening, we were quickly seated and served. Our server was friendly and provided good service. I had a chicken enchilada with verde sauce... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here because it was rated as the top Mexican Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale on Trip Advisor. I will begin by saying that I ordered the Chili Rellenos and that was a good choice. There were some of the best chili Rellenos I have had a restaurant in a long time. I am not sure would have been happy... More 

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Clarkston, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here several times, but something must have changed in there preparation. The Taco Salad was very good but small, and the Chicken Chimicanga didn't have the best taste. Will probably be looking for a new Mexican restaurant for when we come down here. Should have realized when it wasn't that crowded.

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Rockville, Maryland
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was vising from out of town went her two years ago and loved it. Had to go back on this trip. We went on Friday night fairly early. Was starting to get busy but seated right away and waited on very quickly. Had great margaritas not too strong could have used a little more tequila but good any way.They serve... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this restaurant in Ft Lauderdale and loved it! We had to wait about twenty minutes on a Tuesday night, which we viewed as a great sign. I have food allergies and they were very a accommodating. I had steak fajitas. Delicious! They had corn tortillas! Great food and great service at a reasonable price. FREE PARKING! Highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

had to go to the grocery store and saw this restaurant. Didn't remember it from last year and thought we'd try it. Absolutely wonderful food. They have a side outside seating with live Mexican music but they play anything. the menu is large with Spanish and Mexican food. The salsa is fresh and the spicy is spicy. The carnitas hubby... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4245 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-5532
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-568-5662
Voted best mexican and spanish restaurant, family atmosphere , lunch specials, happy hour an margarita night on Mondays. Open 7 days a week.

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