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Mambo's Cafe

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Caribbean, Cuban
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1701 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201-2833
818-545-8613
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 12
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
    4 of 5 stars
Great cuban

In area for business Had Cuban sandwich it was good, maybe had better in Miami, but close. Good friendly service, and nice Chardonnay Outdoor patio seating as well Too hot I sat indoors Looks like it will be noisy, it is not Highly recommend

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Lake Elsinore, California
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Lake Elsinore, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

In area for business Had Cuban sandwich it was good, maybe had better in Miami, but close. Good friendly service, and nice Chardonnay Outdoor patio seating as well Too hot I sat indoors Looks like it will be noisy, it is not Highly recommend

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I totally recommend this restaurant. There was this 1 Cuban restaurant in West Hollywood back in he early 90's, ate there twice. Went back again in the late 90's, but it was not there anymore. So happy I found another awesome Cuban restaurant again. I totally recommend the Salmon a la Brava (with Vegetable Rice & Sm. Salad). Wild Caught... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I have been traveling to glendale once a month for business and I found Mambos on one of my early trips. It has become my favorite restaurant in Glendale. I get the roast pork and it is phenomenal. It comes with black beans and rice which are done perfect. I would highly recommend this place. The price is very reasonable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have tried several menu choices and have never been disappointed ! Wonderful and friendly service. Love the location !

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Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Good cuban confort food, but it's not a food that I astonished with. The staff is nice. The restaurant has a nice decoration.

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burbank, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This was my first lunch visit and it was worthwhile. My nephew tried the roast pork with black beans and rice and wasn't disappointed. I went with the Cuban sandwich and found it equally satisfying. The mango fruit drink was delicious. Add fast service and great prices... what's not to like. We were the first to arrive. A hour later,... More 

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I love Mambo's Chicken. It's what I always order. The salsa and maduros are great too. I don't like the desserts here except for the coffee drinks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been here twice. Both due to business trips to Glendale. Now it is our go to place the first night we are in town. I seen this place on Diners, Drive ins and Dives and wanted to go. I have not had anything bad. I don't know much about Cuban food but one of my coworkers has been... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

A friend and I went there for dinner. We had a good meal for a reasonable price. The service was excellent. My buddy had chicken and I had ropa vieja which were both good. We had an after dinner coffee that was wonderful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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Levittown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

I ordered ropa vieja and it was delicious. It was moist and flavorful. The rice and beans were the best I ever had. The service could not have been any better.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1701 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201-2833
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: 818-545-8613

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?