Located at 7B, Park Avenue, behind Polo Mall, Enugu; Mama Onyinye has built a name for itself and this is evident in the steady flow of customers. If you are looking for a cheap place to grab a quick, tasty lunch; this is one place for you. With its new location and considerably large car park, it is a definite improvement on the Mama Onyinye of old and you can almost forgive the blinding colours of the building in the sunlight.
“All the better to find it though.” I can imagine whoever chose the colours saying.
Unfortunately, Service does not seem to have been re-vamped along with the location as their servers can be downright surly except for that one dark woman who gives me extra pepper with my chicken when I ask. Thank you!
Food selection ranges from ‘swallow’ with different soup options to ukwa to basic rice meals; White, Jollof and Fried. Nothing fancy, but the food tastes good. Also, extras like Moi-moi, Fried plantain, Beef, Fish and Chicken are available.
You can get a plate of food for as low as 500 and soft drinks and beer are available if you would prefer that to the bottle of water that accompanies every meal.
I have put down a list of prices for some general things below:
Plate of rice – N400
Fried Chicken – N300
Beef – N100/piece
Moi-moi – N100
Plantain – N100/5 pieces
Bottle of Coke – N50
Bottle of water – N100
Plate of ‘swallow’ of your choice and soup – N700
For a cheap, quick lunch, Mama Onyinye is a yes for me.