Mamajuana Cafe Paterson

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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish

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Mamajuana Cafe Paterson, located in Paterson, New Jersey is a Dominican restaurant that is famous for its mouth-watering and brilliantly innovative Latino cuisine, combining time-honored traditional recipes with delicious new twists.
Our dishes exemplify the authentic flavors of the Caribbean Hispanic and South American culinary tradition. Now, we ask you explore our menu, including our Latino Infused Rolls.
We are particularly renowned for our scrumptious weekend brunches, especially our Pura Vida Brunch Party and NOW Sabroso Saturday Brunch Party.
An extensive, and highly creative, cocktail menu and a superb wine list and personalized service to cap off the whole experience.
Making Mamajuana Cafe Paterson a one-stop shop for world-class cuisine and entertainment.

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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JoseV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Everything was great, besides the server. She was nice, but shouldn’t have that many tables to take care of. I was sitting 30 minutes before she came to take our drinks order, then waited another 30 minutes so she can come take our dinner order. From two hours we were there, she came 4 times and that was because I had to have the guys that serve drinks call her. She never came on her own to ask if we needed anything. I don’t know if she’s new, but she should definitely not have too many tables at the same time. Otherwise the food was great like always, since I’ve been there a bunch of other times.

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vipCarmen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Decor is very nice. Food and drinks were good. The service could be a lot better. Nice Hookah set up in the out door patio.

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melissav
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food is good , the service and attitude at this place was not . I would not recommend this place at all . 😕

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Atmosphere was incredible, food was okay.

JD
JenD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Music was a little too loud, couldn't hear the waitress but other than that, Great experience.

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TonyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We really had a great time at Mamajua Cafe , the only thing that didn't like was that it doesn't have an official dance floor , it's a shame because the music is great . All we could do is dance near are table. But over all we really like it here.

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JHONC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

U guys should be careful with the food when doing the bufé, the food get cold and bad.

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CassandraD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They service sucks!! And they profiled us from the parking lot to the end or visist the food was awful! They will never get me in that place ever again

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TonyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The place was really nice , but the food wasn't that great. Also I was expecting at least a small area to able to dance but no dance floor at all, if you wanted to dance you just had to dance next to your table or anywhere there was room it's a shame knowing the fact that the DJ was playing excellent music.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

I have been to this restaurant 4 times. Twice during the lounge after hours and twice during brunch. This last time I visited the food was very good as the first time. However, the service not so great. The initial hostess was very nice but I found it very odd that we could not chose where to sit when the restaurant was almost empty and we had a reservation. It seems as this place caters to large groups even if they are not present yet to be seated. Brunch is advertised for 2 hours and given the lack of “available” seating we were only able to be seated in a table for 1 hour. Upon paying our bill we asked one of the servers if we can sit in the patio and the waiter went to check if there were available tables and he came back to inform us there was a table available. So we went out to the patio and asked for an additional chair. After sitting for 5 minutes we were asked to move because the table was reserved for another party and that another table can be set up for us. Wouldn’t it make better sense for a new table to be set up for the party that has not been seated yet? The entire situation was very embarrassing and I cannot believe a restaurant would treat it’s customers in this manner. It clearly show a lack of etiquette in their part and I will no longer be visiting this establishment.

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DanielR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing Spanish infused sushi! Hope to visit NEw Jersey again.

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JeneenaA
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I honestly believe the experience would be excellent, if the DJ mix up the music a little. Especially since the customers was a very diverse crowd.

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Starr
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I had an absolutely amazing time. The place is average size with comfortable furniture. There is security, a dance floor and balcony if you want fresh air. The DJ played a variation of music including reggae and hiphop. My only critique is the wait time for food. Everyone waited for over 40 minutes for their food order to arrive. However, the food tasted amazing, is affordable and good portion sizes. The drinks were good and they also have hooka. Definitely a cool spot on a Friday or Saturday night. Birthdays are a big deal there also lol!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time with my family. Food were delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was there for my birthday. The music was great as was everything else. The only thing I can recommend is having a dance floor. We couldn’t keep still in our seats and didn’t see a designated spot to dance and have a good time without being in peoples way.

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AlexisD
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not a lot of variety of food. No pernil or lechon af all. As many Hispanics know, that’s a staple in our communities.

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YolandaA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food is amazing! Service is poor. The staff needs training, but I fault the management. Also, a party of two and they automatically added a 15% gratuity to your bill. Careful when it’s time to settle your bill! As they misrepresent the bill amount (by including the gratuity) on the receipt, with a line option for ‘Tip’ allowing the guest to add additional tip in addition to the gratuity they’ve already added.

Again, the food and ambiance are great!

JP
JaclynP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A little to loud couldn’t even speak but nice place great food

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Lisa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The food was ok for brunch however i don’t like how they tell u “unlimited “ mimosas for brunch and someone comes back with a pitcher filled with ice and I’m guessing champagne and oj pouring it into your glass when the “notice” u are empty....,the mimosas are completely watered down it’s a waste to be honest .. brunch should be for adults this place allows kids on a Sunday i had a kid next to me that was jumping all over the chair... valet charges u to park on the street lol i pretty much could of done that.. nice for a first try but was my last

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I visited the restaurant for a comedy show and to try the food. From the moment we enter I felt the nasty attitude from the hostess and security guard as if they were the owner of the restaurant or they were unhappy of working there. The food might be at 2 1/2 star. But I am not able to give you the correct rating of it because from the moment my dinner got to my table I could not escape a couple next to me smoking a hookah as if the smoke from the hookah was some type of condiments for my food. If you planning to visit please be ready to have Hookah smoke as part of your menu even if you don’t want it. It is force on you from left or right. Don’t have nothing against the hookah but when I am eating I don’t want to be inhaling it when I trying to enjoyed my food. Then to top it off they take the parking lot which is inside a mall as if they owned it and want to charge $30 for valet because my SUV was oversized. And if you don’t have a reservation for a night when they have a special event don’t worry one of the hostess will sell you a table anywhere from $20-$40. Drinks are a bit overpriced for the location of the restaurant. Not to mention couldn’t see the comedian performance because of a 4ft wide brick in front of our table and when I ask the hostess if we can get a different table her words were “the other tables were pay for” in other words if I wanted a good table I have to pay extra after spending $80 for tickets already. Complete rip off.

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Marcelinol
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! The food was delicious and prices are reasonable.

JR
JasonR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing time great service good food and reasonable price.

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Tomacita
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome food! I would definitely recommend Mamajuana Cafe. I have already recommended it to my family and friends.

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LeslieH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is very beautiful, food was delicious, great service, our group really enjoyed ourselves. We definitely recommend to friends and family and will be returning soon.

AM
AnnMarieW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints! I love it! I'm glad it's in my hometown so whenever I need a good time but don't want to drive very far this my go to spot plus the ambience, food, drinks and services are GREAT!

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Foodie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here for dinner with my bestie. It was a really nice time and the fish tacos were really good. The drinks were good and had a fair amount of alcohol for the price. The place was changing over to the nightlife vibe, so I guess that would explain the noise. I may return in the future to check out happy hour and brunch.

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JJCL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , sangria was delicious, good service and atmosphere. Definitely coming back.

PS
PedroS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative menu selections. Great service and ambience

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RonnieSpe1
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious Saturday brunch with good music and vibes!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely experience at Mamajuana Cafe. The service was great and the food was delicious. I’m rating it 4 stars instead of 5 because the valet parking experience was not pleasant. $10 is a high price to pay for valet parking so the valet Parker should be friendly, pleasant and helpful. When we pulled into the parking lot the two men just stood by the building looking at us. Eventually we rolled our window down and had to ask where to park. The one guy slowly approached our car and said it costs $10. We paid, got out and went inside. Once inside we had an enjoyable night and the service and food was great. Unfortunately the valet parking experience was the opposite.

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ReneeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Its close to where I live and I heard the brunch was a great price so I went food not so tasty. NOT worth it. I went to brunch here a year or ago it was more money and the food was better. Maybe there is a new chef IDK but I will not be returning for brunch NOT WORTH it even if u live in town

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vipNynixiii
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice place
Very good sangria
Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great but the value is extremely over priced!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Was great our server Vil was great checked up on us several times and was very nice. The hostesses was very rude though, attitude from the moment I stepped in as if I owed her something. Overall food and ambiance was good for the first time wasn’t bad just the host I have to complain about but our server was great encouraged our experience to be different to the two rude hostess.

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YolandaT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been there my server she was the best service and the manager was on point i m and will go there again

My son had a blast for his bday

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SheerraB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My BFF took me here for my birthday for brunch. It was so nice the food wAs okay. They keep your glass full and the service was excellent I will definitely be going back.

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Richardolivier22
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was an amazing place for Valentines! Very romantic

RL
RafaelL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service . Defently will be returning waiter was excellent

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GilliamO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Overall it was pretty good, it was a special occasion (anniversary ), when making the reservation it said if I had a especial request, I said that it was a special occasion, we were celebrating our anniversary and anything would be much appreciated but we received nothing.

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Mamajuana Cafe Paterson is rated 4.2 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.