Spanish food has always been a long-term favourite of diners up and down the length of Great Britain. We’ve almost all had the ritual week in Marbella, Magaluf, somewhere slightly classier and once we took our tastes a bit further than Yorkshire puddings and gravy, then some of us even managed to sample some of the local grub. Sheffield is a long way from Spain, of course, but on the Costa Del Don, one can find a taste of tapas that’s as good as any found in Iberia at La Mama in Sheffield, Nether Edge on Abbeydale Road. That means croquetas, patatas bravas and Spanish omelettes for veggies, calamari, fried whitebait and octopus for seafood fans and chorizo, marinated lamb and albondigas for meat lovers. Take a trip to Nether Edge for one of the top tapas bars in Sheffield – do book a table ahead of time, though, as they get get crowded from time to time.
Authentic, intimate and charming. A great motivation to move away from the city centre and try something new. If you've been before you'll come back.
Lovely food, cosy atmosphere and friendly amd helpful staff. We had seven tapas between two, each one thoroughly delicious. Beef empanadas, oven-baked hake and green beans with pine nuts were our particular favourites. Would definitely recommend!
Really great food. Lovely service and a wonderful atmosphere and good value for money. Plus they make an amazing mojito!! Would definitely recommend for groups or couples
Great venue, friendly staff, the food was excellent and good value for money. I would recommend this place to friends and family in the future.
As a party of four we were greeted as soon as we entered the restaurant and shown to our (pre-booked) table. The service was attentive and cheerful throughout the evening. The restaurant was very busy but we weren't rushed, the food was delicious and the bill was very reasonable. We had a great time and would recommend La Mama without hesitation.
I've been recommending this restaurant to everyone I know! The food was amazing, there were lots of nice vegan options to try. And the staff were so friendly, they saved our table even though we were a little late, they noticed I was cold and put the heating on for me. And the atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely.
Great evening with three friends - we ate dishes from the £13.95 menu, the food was freshly prepared and delicious. The waiter was polite and very helpful and the whole evening was a resounding success. A wonderful venue, we've eaten there several times before and will definitely be eating there again!
Food was good, service okay. But service should have been excellent, as was not busy (2-3 tables). Disappointing experience. It was my treat for date night so I felt a little embarassed querying the bill. All items were correct, but the bill seemed wrong. Too high, by about 20%. When we got the waiters attention about this we queried, and when we pointed out that the total didnt add up he agreed and went to telephone someone about it. Took at least 15-20 minutes whilst we sat there feeling uncomfortable. It was then corrected. No explanation of why or what went wrong. We wondered if this was a systemic issue, given it was a computerised till system and the input items were correct. Would only go back with patience, a calculator, and some reassurance about till systems...
Food was lovely and reasonably priced. We were served fast and the staff were lovely. It was boiling hot in the restaurant as it was the hottest day of the year, we asked to be moved to a cooler seat and it was no problem.
Great food. Great staff. Another enjoyable evening. We went on a terrible snowy evening but once we entered, we were cosy and warm eating amazing food. The only challenge is choosing a few dishes from the 20 or so that you want to eat.