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“Fantastic and cheap”

La Mamma Pastas and Salsas
Ranked #6 of 126 Restaurants in Puerto Iguazu
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours
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Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

In a town full of tourist traps, restaurants bending over backwards to get you inside to eat sub par slop, Mammas was a fantastic alternative to the bland alternatives.

Unassuming yes, the decor of the place is that of a sandwich bar. Space for 3 tables of 2 indoors but plenty outside, the food in this gaff really was top banana, although I saw saw no banana option on the menu.

I had two empanadas to start, as succulent as a mothers teet, both were scoffed down quicker than Linford Christie at a drug awareness meeting.

I had the carne ravioli with tomato pesto to follow. If my old Japanese friend would have been here, it would have brought a tear to his eye. Brilliant. This is home made pasta and sauces. It's top hat

The family who run the place work hard, real hard and I was happy to leave a tip. My waitress was extremely young, possible underage and very flirtatious which is always nice. I replied in kind I course but I'll always be a bachelor (not in the Cliff Richard sense).

Only served weak American lager when I went. I asked the young sort if it was ok if I popped out and got a 6 pack and she said fine. The chef seems to be a local celeb, see picture.

If you want a cheap and filling meal, under 100 ARS, Please go! If you do not want the formality of a sit down meal, go! If you want a kind of fast food, healthy and fresh, go! If you want good service and support a small little place, go!

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1  Thank Simon W
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Reviewed 14 March 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are traveling in Argentina and Chile for 2 months and these was the best pasta so far we ate on the Argentinian side.
Absolutely to recommend.

1  Thank AntonellaT
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

This place was right across the street from our hotel and we passed it by a few times, thinking it was really for take-out. Our loss. When we finally went in on our last day, we found out what everyone was raving about. It's nothing fancy--you go to the counter and pick out your pasta and they take it to the kitchen to cook and then add the sauce of your choosing-bolognese, 4 cheese, basil pesto, bechamel, etc. We had gnocchi with pesto and tagliatelle with bolognese. These are big portions, so you may want to share. We also had a salad with tomatoes and arugula. The salads are prepared ahead but very fresh. While we were eating, at least 30 people came in to buy pasta, empanadas and/or sauce. Most items are sold by weight and at very reasonable prices. We took home a yummy Spanish tortilla for our breakfast. Don't miss out on this place, we'd be going back today if we weren't leaving!

Thank hgavel
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Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

One of the most delicious homemade pasta (with pesto) I've had in South America and good prices too! Go there if you have the chance.

Thank martinafischli
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

I walked by this place the first day I was in Iguazu and thought "tourist trap"...NOT SO! We went back for lunch the next day (thanks to some convincing TA reviews) and it was one of the best pasta dishes that I've ever had. All of the pastas are hand made that day. You choose a pasta and a sauce and they cook it up for you. Simple, delicious, and inexpensive. Go here if you get a chance!

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Thank Chris H
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