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La Mulita

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201 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314
909-584-8736
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Mexican food ever!

The beans were excellent and she let us help ourselves to the beer fridge. The food was very authentic and the vibe of the place was great. Didn't wait any longer than 20 minutes for 8 meals. Tip my hat to the chef

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Nathan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The beans were excellent and she let us help ourselves to the beer fridge. The food was very authentic and the vibe of the place was great. Didn't wait any longer than 20 minutes for 8 meals. Tip my hat to the chef

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Thank Nathan S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I love this place very authentic the owners are so nice and very attentive I have eaten here so many times I can cook Mexican food myself but this is my to go place when I need some good Mexican food away from home good fresh and tasty food try there shrimp tacos so yummy it will make your mouth... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

La Mulita is a small family run restaurant in Big Bear City and reminds me of being in Baja, a few booths and tables with a drink frig located near dining area. I want to love it, but, the food is not always consistent. Usually it is good, but, once the salsa had a hint flavor of seafood (which they... More 

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Thank Nedra C
Big Bear City, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good friendly service. Great food and I must say their tamales are the best in the Big Bear area. This is one of my favorite places to eat

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Thank Larry M
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

After researching Big Bear restaurants on Trip Advisor, we decided to give this place a try. Upon arrival, we were somewhat put off by the exterior appearance. It is a VERY old building, but based on the reviews, we ventured inside anyway. The interior, though somewhat better than the outside, was stuck in time and cluttered. But again, because of... More 

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Thank SrGrammyLinda
Big Bear Lake, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

My wife and I have driven by this place for several years but never took the time to stop by. From the outside, it is nothing special as it is in one of the oldest buildings in Big Bear City (it has been a bar, restaurant, and many other businesses over the years). The interior is also nothing special as... More 

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Thank Steven C
Fallbrook, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

It looked like the perfect "hole in the wall" type of homemade establishment. We were served stale tortilla chips and underwhelming salsa so we were a bit nervous about the food. Well, the food was unbelievably good. I got the special "Spicy Beef" which was in a green sauce with lots of black pepper and I am still craving it.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

It was pretty busy but the servers were still there for a smile and very attentive to our group of 5. I had to take my plate home and enjoyed it the next day for lunch. Great place for margaritas!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Service slow food was average order was wrong in parts

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Thank Glescagirl38
Big Bear City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

If you like spicy, you'll love their salsa! Really the best on the mountain. I live in Big Bear and La Mulita really does have the best Mexican food. Everthing is fresh and from scratch. The staff is so friendly. Nothing fancy so don't expect ambiance, but absolutely do try it for good food!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear City
  • Phone Number: 909-584-8736

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?