Aloha! Just met owner/restaurateur Sam Alboy who has now opened up his 4th Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ, at 6310 E. Tanque Verde (at the intersection of Wilmot Rd., Pima Rd. and Tanque Verde, north of Speedway Blvd.).
They all serve the same delicious (“ono” in Hawaiian) meals such as their Big Kahuna (beef teriyaki, chicken teriyaki, and kalua pork with 2 sides), and their Korean kalbi short ribs (my favorite by far). Their sides are white or brown rice, mac salad, house salad, french fries, mixed veggies, or desserts.
In Hawaii we eat till we are “tired”, and you can do that at Mama’s, as the portions are generous.
The other locations in town are the first Mama’s at 850 E. Speedway (just west of Park Ave.), in Sahuarita at 15990 S. Rancho Sahuarita, and up north in Marana at SE corner of Cortaro Farms. Rd./Thornydale. They do deliveries and catering too.
So, let ‘s say “atta- boy” to owner Sam Alboy, who is not a “Mama’s boy”, but some of his employees wear pink t-shirts that do say that. Very funny. I’m no Mama’s girl either.
Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian). Eat at Mama’s, all over town.