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Mama Roomba

1814 Eye St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4408
+1 661-322-6262
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“empanadas” (16 reviews)
“tapas” (15 reviews)
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Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
$$ - $$$
1814 Eye St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4408
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based on Guy Fieri's recommendation and a high TA rating, decided to try while driving through Bakersfield. Tried several of the recommended specialities, including Prawns, Empanadas, fried chicken, and Cuban sandwiches. All seemed very authentic, excellent quality! Ended up buying their signature picante sauce. Lots...More

Thank Dadmanly
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

I have always liked the food here, especially the Mama's Latin Fried Chicken and the Corn and Cheese Empanadas, but why I really like the most is the atmosphere. When you walk in you are transported to another place, like a cozy neighborhood big city...More

Thank ahisandwich
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Charming place in a good downtown location. Parking available directly across the street in the City of Bakersfield lot. The restaurant & bar is a cozy place with a very friendly vibe. The menu is varied and everything is served ala carte, and large enough...More

Thank Marti B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We went for lunch and shared a few things. We shared the tortilla soup, was surprised they didn't split the bowl for us, she just brought us an empty bowl and spoon and we had to split it. Way too much lime flavor in the...More

Thank altonjk
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Located on the corner of a downtown location sits this little jewel. I got a couple of glasses of wine, my daughter got a meal, as did I. All for $51.44, not bad! The food was delicious and the server was great. The atmosphere was...More

Thank Jamie E
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The food was great as was the service. The fried chicken, tri-tip and the corn/queso empanadas were the real standouts on the menu. Went here twice over the course of a 10 day business trip.

Thank chimpmonkey
Reviewed 12 April 2017

After seeing this place on Guy's show I had to try it when passing through. So glad I did. The chicken tenders were huge and the mango chutney, spot on! The house hot sauce was so good I bought a bottle.

Thank RevDoPray
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This reataurant was a find. It features food from latin/south america. Great meats and salades. It's very laidback and small.

1  Thank schutstramahof
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Mama Roomba's is a favorite! It is very small and quaint but with big flavorful food! Bakersfield's only Caribbean restaurant. Great Sangria and mojito's! Food is served family style so you get to sample several delicious items. This is a gem!

Thank YaYa25cuties
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I was recently visiting relatives in Bakersfield, and because I had seen Guy Fieri's show on Bakersfield, where he visited this restaurant, we all decided to try it out. Sorry to say the taste of the food is one of the worse meals I have...More

Thank unam65
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Kimberley P
12 April 2015|
Response from johntello | Reviewed this property |
Don't know if they give out their recipes. Suggest you call them at (661)3226262
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1814 Eye St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4408
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: +1 661-322-6262
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