MamaJuana Cafe The Bronx

3.9
48 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American
If you are in the mood for a Latin American Restaurant in the Bronx NY, stop by “Mamajuana Café The Bronx”. Indulge in the best Latin/Caribbean food, we are open for lunch, dinner, brunch, and also for late night dining and lounge.
What 48 People Are Saying
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3.9
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3.8
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I love this place they are great to everybody !i really appreciate all yah did for my birthday yah are the best .

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RR
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I took my wife there for dinner, it was absolutely amazing how the staff treated you. Respect was number one. Hospitality was a 8 1/2. The food was delicious and very well cooked. The drinks were awesome. I recommend this place to any of my friends. Mamajuana cafe you rock. The woman were beautiful. Thanks guys.

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

Waitress was great. Food was delicious

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r
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went on Sunday for dinner , free hookah , great food and drinks! Awesome music, great spot to go to, I’ll be back many more times! Had a blast!

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TT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The prefixe brunch for $29.99 is a great deal. The food was good, the server was attentive and the environment was lively. I was there for brunch with friends and they all enjoyed the experience.

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RG
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The place is nice. Tuesday is a great night because they offer a live Salsa Band. However they only had 1 waiter for the whole place so service was pretty slow. Bathrooms need some desperate updating as well. But we always have a good time when we’re there.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is nice , a little pricey for the good . Music sucks . Good good

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

They should not allow people to smoke hooka at the dinner table or before a certain hour. I went for my fathers bday with my 2 children and we were inhaling hooka the whole time. Our reservations were at 6:30 so it wasn’t even late and it seriously felt like we were in a club. Loud music, huge crowd of people just standing around and the hooka filled the whole room. The food was ok but not worth going again due to everything else i mentioned.

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PR
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is good. Service was ok. If you plan on going here you need to get there early to sit at the bar for the specials

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F
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The worse waiter I ever have everything was wrong ,the wrong drink,wrong appetizer,wait for my food 1 hour and he told me something was wrong with the computer and to finish he gave me the wrong check, not good choice.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This place is absolutely horrific. They are a complete scam, how we went for dinner to celebrate my 50th birthday with a few friends and family. Requested after dinner that we pay for a lounge area to continue our celebration. Then after they received our money they started to push us out even before we finished the bottles we purchased. Removed our area and started a fight with the gentleman in our group.
What a scam. DON'T EVER Untilized this esbaslisment. They are complete Scam Artist.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were great. Our bill was totally reasonable with gratuity included. We did two pitchers and the smaller sampler, Def. worth the try!

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

I got there and was told although I had a reservation for 11 that the kitchen was closed and could be given a table without bottle service 👎🏼

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TF
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This was a birthday celebration for our brother. We had a great time. The service was good, however the wait staff was short. But we were really taken care of despite only having one waiter and one server! Food was excellent!!! Music was great and the ambience was on point! Will definitely come back!!!

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G
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Waited over 45 min for hookah. Waiter did not make sure I got my hookah before he left but made sure he gave me the check

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LJ
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Food was good, atmosphere was okay. Was slow for a Saturday night. Rude and suspicious service at the bar. One server was especially unpleasant & bartenders aren’t sure of drink prices & make up different prices as you go along. This place is a scam.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch

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LA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 2

The food was amazing however the place seemed very dead music was very low barely people went in to celebrate my birthday and they didn’t have my table set after my reservation they had to bring tables together couch had a whole that was scratching my friends leg expected more of a fun environment and was not getting that food was the only thing we enjoyed

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I was there for dinner at 6:30 and upon entering to be seated there were two workers that did not even acknowledge our presence. A third worker came around and seated us. The food was good. The restaurant was hardly attended but to get the bill, we noticed that nobody was paying attention to attend the tables. The waiter was talking to someone for some time before we can get our bill. Overall, ok but would not want to go there for a very special day; not impressed by the service.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved the experience. The food was good. The ambiance was excellent. the crowd was moderate and casual. Nice spot to hang out, drink, eat or both.

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SR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kenny and Jefferson were amazing! Very attentive and prompt service!

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A
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I did not have any experience with this establishment, other than being turned away because I'm pregnant. This was stated by three different bouncers and the general manager.

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N
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

If it wasn’t for the waitor & bouncer, we would’ve left. They were the only ones interested in making sure we enjoyed our time there. The hostess had us waiting outside for almost an hour while giving people who had JUST gotten there, tables. There were no reservations after 9:15pm so no excuse there. Said she would let us know when one was available (with a snarky attitude). She ended up dissapearing into the crowd, one of my friends asked the waiter for a table that had been empty for 10 minutes & him, along with the bouncer, accomodated us & were very nice. I eventually saw the hostess again, at someone’s table smoking hookah & avoided eye contact with me the rest of the night. Customer service skills needs to be big when interviewing someone to work here.

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G
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!! Spend my birthday here and i had a great time. FOOD WAS AMAZING!! Service was great as well. Very polite.

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there for my birthday waiters were very nice to me service was great food was excellent

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. Took 10 mins for anyone to acknowledge I was waiting to be seated. Then the food took over an hour to come out. (It was brunch). I ended up walking out. Do not go there if you are hungry or want good customer service!

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PN
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Arrived to mamajuanas 10 minutes after my reservation time therefore I had to wait 2 hours (10:30pm) to finally be seated to eat. I was advised by a manager that due to the inconvenience I will be allowed to keep my table all night. It took nearly 40 minutes for my food to arrive and the second we finished eating one of the workers tried to take the table away and make my party stand up. After advising that the manager gave us the okay to keep our tables they disregard what the manager said and took the tables anyway therefore my party had to leave because one of the parties were legally disabled and could not stand all night.

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OT
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I hated it.

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LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

My one flaw was the service. Not that many people at the place yet we waited a while until someone came over to ask if we were ready to order the food and drinks. Staff not very attentive. The greeter at the door was also not very friendly and just looked bothered to be there. Other than the staff, the place, food and drink were great. If the staff were to be changed, the place would have my 5 stars!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Slow service, mediocre food, way too loud for a restaurant. And there was a hair in my food. If I could give zero stars I would

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

The hostess was rude and not helpful

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IU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The restaurant nicely decorated, the music was a bit loud. The server was very attentive at first but as it became busier she wasnt so much. Our tables were wobbly and we asked if they could fix it temporarily however , no one helped fix the issue. So we folded our dinner napkins and placed it underthe legs to keep from wobbling.
The food was nothing spectacular. The mofongo trio would have been amazing if , the sauce they made for it would of been different for each plantain cup . The beef one was extremely salty.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great and nice people

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

The overall vibe of the place was good. I had a dinner celebration for 13 people and the food was ok but we all were a little disappointed because the food came out cold and a bit distasteful. They only good thing about the night was the drinks and the hookah. Might good back not 100% sure yet

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First visit but not my last. Was with my boo for my birthday but will be back with my girls for a fun after work outing. Free hookah, great music, good food, you can't go wrong!

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SW
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was very good and the wait staff was very attentive. However the wait for the entrees was a tad bit long considering the restaurant was fairly empty.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My family which was a party of 12 celebrated my Mom's 80th birthday. They treated her like a queen and the service was very warm and considerate. Food was excellent. Although we all ordered an entree, Table was able to share the poquito dish I ordered!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Horrible!!! Poor service. Rushed by the hostess and wasn't even done yet. Over priced for horrible service.

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I've attended Mamajuama Cafe before for happy hour and hookah and have always had a great time and as such, decided to celebrate my sisters birthday here. I made a reservation for 5 people and as we were running late, called the restaurant to mention that. No one answered the phone. Upon arrival, the hostess was very rude and said that we had to wait 30-45 minutes as we were late. I tried to explain to her that we called but she said she was standing there the whole time. The gentleman standing next to her (maybe manager) was trying to be helpful but she kept insisting that we were late and have to wait. He finally got through to her and the seated us by the entrance. The meal and drinks were great and the waitress was very nice. After we paid, the hostess came back to us and said that in order to stay at our seat, we would need to purchase bottle service as it turns into a lounge after 12. We had the intention of purchasing more drinks and hookah, but not bottle service. Thankfully the place was not overcrowded and she left us alone. Lastly, we were noted as a no show on Opentable, so had to contact opentable to correct that. All in all, we had a good time there, but I would think twice about making a reservation and expecting a pleasant experience. The hostess made our night very unpleasant and we did not feel welcome.

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CJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Worst service ever , Arrived at 6:45 , To many delays and no attention towards customers..

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