Bonchetasting: Mamajuana Cafe Bronx
Written By: Yubelis Garcia (NYC Editor/Reporter)
Mamajuana Café is a restaurant, bar and lounge located in Bronx, New York. It’s your gateway to a mouth watering mini feast with drinks. It was opening in December 2014, with only a few months of being opened, its is great spot to hang out at for brunch and happy hour, however keep in mind that the semi-circle shaped Bar is the only way to benefit from the happy hour prices.
Upon entering the restaurant, you are greeted and seated once table availability permits. A wall of exposed bricks and cubicle shelves displaying orchids in water filled vases and traditional Taíno sculptures bring the interior décor to life. Opposite of the bar, a wall of art canvas fills that section of seating, which displays a photo of Dominican culture.
The lunch and dinner menu doesn’t have too many options and has a neat layout, which is great and easy to read. Appetizers are normal quantity, however the Entrees are large proportions, which is why you should consider going on an empty stomach. However, you always have the option to take the leftovers home. Entrees are fulfilling and cooked to your liking. The menu items are essentially mixed with popular Dominican dishes as well as Mexican and Italian dishes to choose from. As for menu prices, the dishes are pricey but when you see the quantity of food, it is fairly priced.
What makes Mamajuana Café Bronx different from the rest Chef Ricardo Cardona’s Mamajuana Café Restaurants is that it has events that are currently only taking place at the Bronx location. For example, Wednesdays are “Flamenco Wednesdays” where they have dancers perform and there is a prix fix menu option for $24.95, select wine bottles for $20.00, and Sangria pitchers for $25.00. Tuesdays are “Fat Tuesdays” with a live band that plays palladium Mambo and Salsa.
Mamajuana Café Bronx has its night lounge open Fridays and Saturdays ending at 4:00am. Mondays through Thursday they are open from 11:30am – 12:00am and Sundays 1:00pm – 1:00am. They also have hookah available and sangria pitchers, which is highly recommended.
Happy Hours are 3pm-7pm
Mojitos – $5.00 | Margaritas – $5.00 | Martinis – $5.00 | Beers – $4.00 | Well Shots – 2 for $6.00
3233 E Tremont Ave
Bronx, NY 10461