Latin American and 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, or somewhere further afield 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 this part of the world, of course, but on the Costa Del Don, one can find a taste of tapas that’s as good as any found in local Latin American joint or 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 baby squid 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.
Great food, i think the best tapas ive had other than in spain! Staff were lovely and very accommodating even though we were half hour early for our booking! It was Saturday and there was a guitarist which i really enjoyed and added to the atmosphere. The restaurant is quite a small place and looked bigger on pictures that we looked at before so tables are quite close together but it wasnt uncomfortable and too 'packed in' all in all a great evening and lovely food, we will definitely be back.
The food and drink are always so good at La Mama. It's atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. We discovered that with our loyalty card we would get free food on our next visit. I feel so lucky to have such a good restaurant within 5 minutes walk of where I live. The variety of tapas can cater for all tastes including vegan and all sizes of appetite.
Lovely friendly staff. Great selection and tasty food with amazing fresh flavours all served at a good pace. Drinks flowing without having to wait to ask for another. Only thing we missed was a free bottle of wine as we were celebrating to birthdays which I mentioned when booking but forgot the promotion until the way out