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1731 S Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62704-4027
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Like Mexican food ? You'll really like La Bamba. The sign says burritos as big as your head. You better believe it. A friend and I stopped for lunch and I ordered a small for her and a large for me. They're prepared right in front of you and I was a bit surprised when I watched mine being prepared.... More 

Thank Les E
Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

I had been craving this place for a while and finally got to get some great Burritos. Their motto is "Burritos as big as your head".

Thank SusanJ1417
Springfield, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Typical Mexican food designed for Gringo tastes. Food was good but nothing exceptional. The dining area was "fast food" spartan and lacked the usually festive Mexican ambiance.

Thank Martel2016
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86 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

How often can you eat at a restaurant that serves burritos as big as your head? Not a question that comes up all that often. But if you find yourself in Springfield, IL you might want to ask that question and then go to La Bamba and get one. The place is very basic and a restaurant that is easy... More 

Thank Daniel K
Springfield, Illinois
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285 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Great Mexican options. Specialty is burritos, but all meals we have had are great. We love their refried beans. They even have chilled horchata if you like that.

Thank Dawnie_Bird
Auburn, IL
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Also known as "Burritos as big as your head", this is quick, but authentic Mexican food. The prices are reasonable and the portions are large. This is one of the few places in Springfield to have a late night sit down meal on weekends. They also aren't kidding about their hot sauce. They have excellent lemonade too.

Thank Chris L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

Maybe i was there on an off day because i was not impressed at all. The rice was very dry and my charizo was way over cooked. I.e. nothing had any moisture to it left. I also thought the prices were extremely high and I would definitely not go back.

Thank Userguym
Big Bear City, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Ok, I am from CA and the Mexican food in Springfield is terrible...but there is hope! If you want real Mexican food, with fresh ingredients made to order...this is the place. The steak burritos is totally awesome smothered with their homemade sauce. I get the mild and it is great! Kinda funky cheese, I am used to yellow cheddar on... More 

Thank AuntieSusie
Springfield, Illinois, United States
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163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

La Bamba always a great meal! Thanks for being in Springfield, IL. You guys are always friendly and the food fresh.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1731 S Macarthur Blvd, Springfield, IL 62704-4027
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Springfield
  • Phone Number: 217-698-5945

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?