Mamajuana Cafe Paterson

4.3
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53 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish

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About

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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Latin / Spanish, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm–2:30 am
Brunch
Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–7:45 pm
Dinner
Sat 6:00 pm–2:30 am
Sun 8:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(973) 925-5172
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 20 & 3rd ave
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Parking details
Parking Available
Valet
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Entertainment
For Special Events, check our website or follow us on Instagram @mamajuanacafepatersonofficial
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 53 People Are Saying
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3.3
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4.3
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4.1
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

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.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

m
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

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

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere was incredible, food was okay.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

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

TA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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.

JH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

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

CD
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

TA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

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.

A
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

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.

DR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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

JA
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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.

S
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

AD
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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

YA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

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.

M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing time great service good food and reasonable price.

T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

LH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

JJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative menu selections. Great service and ambience

RS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious Saturday brunch with good music and vibes!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

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

N
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very nice place
Very good sangria
Food was good.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

YT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

SB
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was an amazing place for Valentines! Very romantic

RL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service . Defently will be returning waiter was excellent

GO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

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.