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LA Bamba Mexican Restaurant

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129 E Beaufort St Ste E, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3009
+1 309-452-2243
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Niantic, Illinois
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All throughout pregnancy I craved the dickens out of this place. Its made right in front of you. huge burritos fantastic lemonade spicy salsa. The service is friendly just hard to understand sometimes.Nothing to complain about :)

Thank hinatameow
Decatur, Illinois
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115 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I have been a fan of La Bamba since the first one opened over 20 years ago in champaign. Authentic Mexican food, made by, and owned by Mexicans. Big monster super burritos, and delicious taco's are a great filler after a hard night of charging. The bbq chicken super is what I get every single time and it tastes great.

Thank Beachman2142
Bloomington, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2016

so wanted dinner went to another place that was busy and could not answer a question if a certain dish was still available. went driving around town thought I would give these guys a try. tried the Sushi Sashimi combination. I have had better but for the cost they do a pretty decent job. the Miso soup needs some more... More 

Thank Calvin S
Bloomington, Illinois
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137 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Does your friend want a burrito, but you were craving sushi? Crazy, but true, La Bamba now offers sushi and it is GOOD!!!

Thank Athena_John
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We eat here pretty often, we always order the same thing and the staff recognize us and know what we will want before we order. This is a casual place, very quick, and maybe not very healthy, but tastes good.

Thank kathy2062015
Bloomington, Illinois
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

I have to say, I was a bit surprised to see a Sushi chef working behind the counter, but everything looked fresh and it was priced right so I took a chance and ordered the California Roll and Sunset Roll to try. They were both excellent! The sushi was made right in front of you, and it was served very... More 

Thank Mo C
Bloomington, Illinois
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

I'm a big fan of LaBamba's and have been a regular since they opened in 1991. My order, every time, is a regular sized burrito with chorizo and pork with avocado and sour cream with all of the other standard stuff. They know my order when I show up. It's a great feeling to be "known" at a place. The... More 

Thank DEPluma
Bloomington, Illinois
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134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013

The corn wrapped tacos with pork and chicken were prepared in just a few minutes and served with beans and rice. The chips were hot and crisp. I look forward to eating there again. Pepsi products. Handicapped accessible.

Thank MLStanton
atascadero, California, USA
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

These restaurants are great for fast authentic Mexican. Awesome Tacorias. I definitely recommend these places. I go to the one in springfield,il. Their horchata is great too!

Thank Nicolei_07
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2012

I really enjoyed the tamales. You don't often find tamales in Mexican restaurants. It was a nice alternative to tacos. I ordered salsa, sour cream and avocadoes on the side which were very tasty. Sure wish that we had one of these restaurants in our home town.

Thank rockledgewi

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: 129 E Beaufort St Ste E, Normal, Bloomington-Normal, IL 61761-3009
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Bloomington-Normal  >  Normal
  • Phone Number: +1 309-452-2243

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?