Mamajuana Cafe - Woodside

Mamajuana Cafe - Woodside

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mamajuana-cafe.com/
  • Phone: 7185656454
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dinner
    Monday - Friday: 5:00pm -11:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
    Brunch
    Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Spanish, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Ricardo Cardona
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: FRIDAY - LIVE MUSIC @ 6:30pm / DJ @ 11pm SATURDAY - DJ @ 11pm SUNDAY BRUNCH - DJ from 12p - 4pm SUNDAY 6:30pm - LIVE MUSIC (TONY BRAVO) SUNDAY 9pm - LIVE MUSICA (MUSICA TIPICA - PERICO RIPIAO

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Public Transit: M & R Train (Northern Blvd)- walk 1 block 7 Train (74th St - Broadway) - walk down 6 blocks on Broadway to 56th Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parket within our two lots..
A word from Mamajuana Cafe - Woodside
MAMAJUANA CAFE offers a unique dining experience focusing on Caribbean & South American dishes combined with Asian influences - All brought to life by our Executive Chef Ricardo Cardona. With our Colonial Spaniard decor, our plush colorful sofas, the illuminant display of orchids, our grand outdoor patio, our unparalled cocktails (some infused with Authentic Mamajuana) - we welcome you to experience Mamajuana Cafe! What exactly is Mamajuana? Well, It seems that anywhere you travel in the world; each country has its own native drink. The native drink of the Dominican Republic is known as mamajuana and amongst Dominicans; this tasty drink has gained somewhat of a mythical status. Legend has it that mamajuana acts as somewhat of a cure all.. there is a mythical secret to mamajuana - please ask your server and he/she will enlighten you!
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Mamajuana Cafe - Woodside reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (8)special occasion (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)fit for foodies (5)great for outdoor dining (5)vibrant bar scene (4)romantic (4)great for lunch (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Best place ever
    FavoriteRestaurant
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food great service!! Would recommend to family and friends!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my favorite Mamajuanas location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I've tried 4 different Mamajuanas between Manhattan, Queens, and NJ.. the one on Woodside Queens is by far the best one to me. service and food is always on point.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blehh
    HeyMissMichelle
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Out of all of the Mamajuana locations this one is the black sheep. I have been here twice and both times there were tables to spare - no wait time. Most recently I was here with my family for Father's Day dinner and I was overly disappointed. They were out of Piña Colada mix, our appetizers took 25 minutes to get to our table (timed) and our entrees took a full 55 minutes after the appetizers were cleared to reach us, the churrasco while juicy was tasteless. There seemed to be only 3 waiters working the large dining rooms. We were over charged twice. Pros: there are always tables available (which is more of a negative for the establishment), their seafood linguine is delicious, the bandeja Paisa is really good as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Miniama
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Love this restaurant. We go here very often. The service is great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 13 reviews are from the Mamajuana Cafe - Woodside reviews archive.
  • excepcinal
    MEMI
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I took my mother for her birthday, she have a good time. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the worst service
    Charly
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    the worst service, we had a birthday party there when we was eating the main course. they serve dessert at the same time with the candle
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • travel inside the restaurant
    lovemerengue
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    What made this special occasion even better, was celebrating at Mamajuana Café. The environment was energetic, with Latin music playing in the background. We ordered a few appetizers...the presentation was nice, with a touch of Dominican flavor. The server was friendly and personable. We "traveled" from a romantic, restaurant environment to a lively nightclub to hear the band. You can experience two different "worlds" by just walking a few steps.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reservation thru opentable
    Lorac
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Reservation thru opentable was a breeze. The food was actually delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    starlite
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My purpose for my visit to the cafe was to celebrate my coworkers b.day. the dinner setting was great the food was amazing any culture can enjoy. The lounge was ok, What I didn't like was they didn't mix the music . But vibe was good. There was no place to sit if you don't buy a bottle of some kind. Disappointing become females wear really high heals. And I noticed that other people of Spanish decent sat down without a bottle and the host of girls didn't say anything and didn't told them the same they told me. :-( . And for the guys if you are not wear some church shoes you cant get in. Lmao. But overall I had a great time my coworker enjoyed her b.day the night was well worth it. Ooh almost forgot the uka was a great touch to the night.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I came here friday night for my birthday dinner with a couple of friends and im happy i chose this restaurant. Our waiter fabio was so kind and respectful and always came around the table with a great smile and overall the food was great. Great staff !
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter was excellent, rellyenjoyed
    nessa
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Waiter was excellent, rellyenjoyed the service and food, will definitely go again .
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I took my beat friend for her birthday and we had a great time. The food was delicious and the service great. The server was very attentive. We missed out reservation but when we got there they seated us quickly. Overall the experience was very nice and I would definitely recommend Mamajuanas to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service & amazing desserts
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    I would definitely recommend Mamajuana Cafe. First of all the service is good the hostess and waiter were very polite and friendly. The food was very delicious and the desserts were amazing, the maracuya tres leches.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad at all
    Patty
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to Mamajuana for Valentines Day. Service was slow comsidering it was a holiday and place was packed. But overall food was great. Atmosphere is perfect. My husband is highly allergic to seafood and 90 % if the menu is seafood but he didn't get any reaction. I would recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating the holidays!
    Yvette
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We we're looking to have a romantic dinner right before the 31st to celebrate the holidays! I'm glad we found the right place. Our waiter was attentive--answered all questions and made some recommendations. We ended up having the shrimp stuffed with crab meat and the red snapper--absolutely divine. Lights were dimmed midway through our dinner making for a romantic atmosphere. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Trops
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I've been to the one in inwood, loved it & when I found out they had opened one in woodside, I had to try it out. I had a wonderful experience. When I first arrived with my party, we didn't like our table & asked to be moved, & with no hesitation they accommodated us. Our server was super nice & very attentive. The food was incredible. As the night went on, it turned into a club/lounge & we would've stayed but I had my 5 year old nephew with us. Next time we go, I'll be sure to leave the kiddies with a babysitter so I can enjoy dancing the night away! Definitely recommend mamajuana's to my family & friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hubby's Birthday Dinner
    TeePee
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    This place is great! I'm already looking forward to going back. In addition, they have the BEST empanadas around. We had a double dinner date and everyone was pleased with their entrees. The service was impeccable; our waiter was pleasant and attentive. Mamajuana's is our new favorite restaurant; a true Queens GEM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.