Mamajuana Cafe Paterson

4.4
35 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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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JP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

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

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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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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F
New York Area
16 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.

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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.

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

Very creative menu selections. Great service and ambience

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

Delicious Saturday brunch with good music and vibes!

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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.

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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

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

Very nice place
Very good sangria
Food was good.

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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!!!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They happened to be closed with no warning!

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s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Thanks mamajuana ...pase una noche muy amena con ustedes viaje desde Boston buscando un lugar especial para compartir me gusto mucho las atenciones,buena musica y el camarero excelente no me puedo quejar como Dominicana me senti muy orgullosa de que mi invitado conociera nuestro sabor a merengue y bachata..Gracias...Scarlett Soto. .

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DP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting, it definetly wont be the last. Everyone was superfiendly and courteous, the service was on point and the food was delicious.

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K
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff is very professional, friendly and welcoming. Our food was good and came very quickly.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We were late for our reservation and they were able to save a table. The server was nice and helpful. Good food. Music was good. Young crowd after 11pm.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went to WATCH A FIGHT AND THE PLACE WAS TOO LOUD YOU CAN EVEN TALK WITH A PERSON WHO IS NEXT TO YOU
sERVICE AND FOOD QUALITY OK

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C
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was above average, the service was outstanding! Would give 7 stars if possible

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RD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to dine, love how fun and professional the staff are.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time going to brunch at Mamajuana! The service is great, everyone is very friendly and attentive and the food and drinks are perfect. Brunch is inexpensive for 2 hours of a buffet and endless drinks!

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G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a good time,Just great,most important was very pleased with the food and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Staff very friendly, on point, and attentive. The menu was very different from the place in Secaucus. However setting was great.

Thank you...

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TJ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brunch is pretty good not the best. They give the option of rum punch or mimosa as your unlimited drink which we stuck with the rum punch. Our waitress was very punctual with always having our glasses full which is always a plus! If you stay later in the day you can do bottle service and watch a live band.

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HO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It's great. Clean and good service but for it being a Dominican restaurant the food isn't. The menu should have a Dominican taste.

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