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La Bamba Spanish & Mexican opening in N. Palm Beach

freakerdude Oct 7, 2008 09:47 AM

Anything new opening in NPB is a welcome addition. So here comes La Bamba Spanish and Mexican resto. I've read a few posts that mention it in Plantation (?), but that's about it. I have yet to find any authentic type Mex restos except for the taquerias in WPB. What should I expect from this place?

  1. johnmlinn Oct 7, 2008 10:11 AM

    It's not authentic at all, it's of the cheesy/beanie/Amerimex variety. And they do that type of food as competently as the next joint. But I don't think it's what you're looking for.

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    1. re: johnmlinn
      freakerdude Oct 8, 2008 09:59 AM

      >cheesy/beanie/Amerimex variety< hehehe....which means pastor and mole are not in their vocabulary. Thanks for the heads up.

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      Raboi Oct 8, 2008 10:50 AM

      generic style mexican. lots of cheese and beans. not chowhound worthy but i hit the local joint because its tres kid friendly and makes a descent margarita. and yes they do have a mole sauce and picodillo.

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      1. re: Raboi
        johnmlinn Oct 8, 2008 11:38 AM

        Yes, Cuban picadillo (they serve spanish and cuban as well) and *technically* a mole, though it's not exactly would I'd call authentic. But yes, I agree, Raboi, as a generic mex place you could do much worse.

        1. re: johnmlinn
          freakerdude Apr 25, 2009 02:34 PM

          It is just as both of you said.....generic average mexican. The Ft. Laud Fed Hwy location was slam packed when I was in the area on a Sat night though.

          1. re: freakerdude
            johnmlinn May 4, 2009 09:36 AM

            Oh yeah, they PACK the people in. My father always affectionately (or not so) referred to these types of places as "feedbags." :-D

            Still, my GF loves La Bamba for all the above reasons. She's a vegetarian. Poor thing. It's just not as much fun for her when we go someplace where I can order chicharron and tripe and whatnot.

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        Val Apr 25, 2009 03:10 PM

        If it's the same as over here in Naples, (there are 2 La Bambas here) then it caters to the Midwesterners, not very authentic and dumbed-down. I have a co-worker who is from Michigan who just loves it...when I try to tempt her with a real taqueria, there is no interest.

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          Raboi Apr 25, 2009 04:30 PM

          Hey, Be Nice!!! I'm originally from Michigan!! I guess that explains why I go to La Bamba though!

          1. re: Raboi
            v
            Val Apr 25, 2009 04:53 PM

            No worries...I adore my co-worker...but I resent her willingness to TRY THE REAL DEAL!!!! (not putting that on you, of course) peace!

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