Mamajuana Cafe, the Latin American restaurant on Amsterdam between 87th and 88th streets, was seized by the city marshal on Monday and shut down, with the property returned to the landlord. The restaurant, which opened in 2011 and is part of a chain of six restaurants in and around the city, served Dominican food and other Latin American specialties. No one was answering the phone at the restaurant on Wednesday evening and the mailbox was full.
The neighbor who tipped us off said that the restaurant had been a nuisance, staying open until 4 a.m. over the weekend. “No matter how much I called 311, it never changed.”
It’s not immediately clear whether the restaurant is now closed for good, or whether this will be temporary. We will update if we hear more.