Kitty Bradshaw reviews restaurant: Mama Mexico

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After my boyfriend and I left Amy Ruth’s, he made the suggestion we eat Mexican food.

We get off the train and are walking down this quiet street with similar buildings…. then all of a sudden from a distance I see this building that is an anomaly of sorts.  All I know is I see this building at the end of a long block was lite up, covered in Christmas lights!  So I asked my BF was that the Mexican restaurant and he asked how did I know?! I told him the Christmas light and Easter decorations gave it away! (note: I am exaggerating w/ the Easter decoration but it was indeed over the top)

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SO we get to the restaurant and as soon as we stepped foot in we immediately stepped out of New York City and into a small Spanish town.  New York is so overwhelming it is rare to find a restaurant that makes you feel like you are in another place.  Mama Mexico was packed on Valentines night/ early Sunday morning!  It was lively and festive… it had Mariachis playing live music!  The drinks were ABUNDANT!  Think big like B-B-Ques… and they were colorful and strong!  It was so much going on I couldn’t focus on my BF… I kinda just had to relax, sit back, and observe!

On top  of the Christmas lights they had Valentines decorations… and all the managers/ owners coordinated with the decorations!  They had on suits with red shirts, ties, handkerchief … and they (manager/owners) every so often came up to your table to ask if you were enjoying yourself!  I felt very catered too… I felt like they were having a party in my honor!  My experience at Mama Mexico was magical… I almost feel like it was a mirage, because I didn’t count on that type of experience in NYC at 2 am!

Mama Mexico was directly responsible for providing the backdrop for my perfect valentines night!

Now on to the food; Mama Mexico is slightly pricey… think Times Square prices.  The plates average $25/30 bucks.  However unlike Times Square the food was more then worth it!

I had the Mama Fajitas- Steak, Scallops, Chicken, and grilled peppers w/ tortillas, rice and beans

My baby had Enchiladas Mosqueteras- chicken, shrimp and lobster  enchiladas w/ rice and beans.

I had the banana daiquiri he had the mango margarita.

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We also had the table side guacamole…. FANTASTIC!

All together the tab was a little under $100 and that’s including tip!

Overall I give this restaurant and A+ one of the best dinning experiences I have had in New York City.  That includes taste and quality of food, service, cleanliness, and ambiance…

I am definitely going back really soon… but only at night.  *shrugs* I think part of it’s charm is experiencing it at night… I don’t want to see it in the light of day for fear it might lose it’s magic!

This place was so special for me, if I didn’t already love my boyfriend I would of begin to love him that night at Mama Mexico…

Everyone, I can’t stress enough to go visit this restaurant!

2672 Broadway
New York, NY 10025

Uptown Manhattan
Monday-Thursday 12pm-12am
Friday 12pm-2am
Saturday 10am-2am
Sunday 10am-12pm

Comments

  1. mrsFAB says

    Aw snap! NurseFAB and I will be in NYC this summer. WE love, love, love Mexican food. This will be on the FABsisters’ to-do list!

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