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La Bamba Mexican and Spanish Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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4245 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-5532
+1 954-568-5662
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Corbin City, New Jersey
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If Mexican food is what you want this S the place to go. Friendly atmosphere good food worth the wait for a table

Thank Jack B
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. The food is excellent, the service is awesome, and prices are moderate. Try the Chicken Fajitas, it is the best I had.

Thank Paul Edouard B
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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50 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Tasty chicken soup; authentic black beans and rice; palomilla (steak) done just right; plantains crispy on the outside - soft on the inside. All yummy! This place is consistent, friendly, food reasonably price (drink prices a bit proud), and clean. I like!

Thank Henry S
Pompano Beach, Florida
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100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want Mexican meals than this is the place for you. Always good here and worth the money. Chips and salsa they bring are great so don't fill up on them otherwise you will be bringing half your meal home. House margaritas are also good. Word to the wise that Mondays are pretty much gay night so for you... More 

Thank Mark M
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've enjoyed everything Mexican on the menu I've tasted so far - they make a monster burritos, their enchiladas are super tasty, and they do a decent job with a steak. But my favorite meal falls under their "Spanish" menu - Masa de Puerco. It's chunks of pork marinated in a garlic sauce and deep fried and served with rice,... More 

Thank Jubi H
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my families favorite restaurants in Fort Lauderdale! Whenever we visit the area we eat here and have never been disappointed. The food and service are always very good. Eat here, you won't regret it.

Thank TheGrizwulds
Lexington, South Carolina
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99 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had their combination plate. Plenty and good. My husband had another dish. His was yummy also. Will return when visiting the area again.

Thank Sandra H
Boston, MA
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An average Mexican restaurant with good service, decent food, big portions, and a lively atmosphere. Fairly high prices. My friends and I shared the house margarita pitcher which normally sells for $28, but was on special for $18.95. It was ok, but loaded with ice all the way to the top, very sweet, and tasted pre-mixed with low end house... More 

Thank xtos
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Legit my favorite restaurant. I would cry if they ever took the pollo la plancha off their menu. I just wish I could get the recipe for it because I live in NY now and only get to eat here when I'm visiting family. The table salsa is perfect too! And the waitstaff is always friendly!

Thank Marielle S
Stormville, New York
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165 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I lived locally and used to visit frequently, sometimes with my coworkers and sometimes with my love. The food is truly amazing. The service was always good and the atmosphere is fun. Great place, totally recommend.

Thank Michelle A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4245 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-5532
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Fort Lauderdale
  • Phone Number: +1 954-568-5662
Voted best mexican and spanish restaurant, family atmosphere , lunch specials, happy hour an margarita night on Mondays. Open 7 days a week.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?