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Mama Rumba

#1,359 of 3,522 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Roma
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Queretaro 230, Mexico City, Mexico
55 64 69 20
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Wed - Sat 21:00 - 03:00
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Tehuacan, Mexico
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98 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great spot; good drinks selection, salsa music, and most importantly, atmosphere! I would definitely go there again! The small negative point; it was 100 pesos for entry, and the drinks weren't very cheap. It was 50 pesos a Modelo Negro in there... Though, frankly, we were so hooked on the dancing that we hardly drank anything!!

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Thank Tom W
Mexico
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

Lively club with great music and if you can find space in the crowded floor you can dance with some well practiced salsa dancers. Entry fee is OK and the drink prices from the bar are fair, ordering drinks from the roving waiters is very expensive and they don't bring your change so stick to ordering at the bar.. Good... More 

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Thank 101MaggieB
Mexico City, Mexico
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Great live music, free salsa lessons and very good mojitos. It is a must if you are a salsa dancer or if you are just curious and would like to try some new steps.

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Thank PatriciaSuarez
Mexico City, Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Mama Rumba is a place that has a live group from wednesday to saturday's nights. The group plays the miscalled Cuban Salsa, which is actually called Timba in Cuba, not Salsa, it is different from the true Salsa from Puerto Rico, New York and Colombia (that is, artists like Héctor Lavoe, Willie Colón, Rubén Blades, Frankie Ruiz, Joe Arroy, Gilberto... More 

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3 Thank Bernhard_Ri
Mexico City, Mexico
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728 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Great place with great music, drinks and food. This place feels really authentic, not like the one places that don't know their deal. Food is O.K. for a bar, music is always great.

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Thank MTorre
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Cuban food is not so impressive but the entertainment venue is excellent! I was there for a late night dinner and everything came out a little dry and over cooked, nothing like any good Cuban food I would expect in Miami. As the night goes on, the music, the dance, the people all came together. I love Salsa music and... More 

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Thank Redcubia
Austin, Texas
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131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

They had a great live band, but overall the place is pretty cramped for dancing. They still make it work though, including pockets of folks dancing in the aisles and wherever they can squeeze in. The band started about 11p and was still going strong at 3am. I'd go back to Mama Rumba, but would also be game to find... More 

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Thank ATX_Tips
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1,023 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

I went to this place for the first time on Saturday after having passed it for years. The live Cuban dance music and the reasonably priced "botanas" or "finger food" are alright ... But if you don't like dancing (like me) then this place probably is not for you ... and the place was so crowded that even if you... More 

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Thank METRUN360
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

Great live salsa music, a lot of people dancing. If you're into Salsa that's the place. The only con is that it's only salsa. So after a while, unless you're a big fan it might become a bit repetitive. There is a free salsa course at 8:30 pm depending on the day. That's a nice way to revive your old... More 

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2 Thank Taipanspirit
San Antonio, Texas
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2012

This was undoubtedly the best place for salsa that I encountered in the DF.. Very good salsa and ambiente.. Many great looking women to dance with as well.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Wednesday
21:00 - 03:00
Thursday
21:00 - 03:00
Friday
21:00 - 03:00
Saturday
21:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Queretaro 230, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City>  > Roma
  • Neighbourhood: Roma
  • Phone Number: 55 64 69 20

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?