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.
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.
Lovely authentic place with excellant food and great wine. Staff could not have been more helpful. It gets very busy so best to book first. We will definately visit again.
Absolutely delicious food, couldn’t fault a single dish and we sampled most of the menu. Fantastic service with a smile. We will definitely be back.
Very friendly and helpful staff. Food was delicious! Would definitely come back again. Slightly expensive but the quality of the service and the food was well worth it.
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.
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.
Staff can't do enough for you and it's always a good laugh in there. The atmosphere is fantastic and the food is just awesome. We've been there a few times now and would highly recommend trying the place, you will not be disappointed.
Great food and friendly service . the cost was not overly expensive but not a place to go if you want a quiet meal as it is lively with noise from background music and the chatter of people . would go again