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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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  • 11
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
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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
    4 of 5 stars
My favorite place in glendale

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
David K
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29 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Walking into this unassuming little restaurant you are greeted by "hola" "welcome, take a seat anywhere". We've all heard that before and assume that this is another little cafe, with mediocre food. Well, get your tastebuds ready for authentic Cuban Cuisine. Mambo's does not disappoint. We ordered the Shrimp in tostones as an appetiser and were pleasantly surprised with the... More 

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Glendale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The ambiance isn't the best, but once you get a drink (nice bar) and the meals start arriving, you will be glad you chose the place. The chicken was quite delicious, the tuna salad (lunchtime) was really good, and the portions are generous. The plantains are really tasty. We'll be going back!

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Additional Information about Mambo's Cafe

Address: 1701 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201-2833
Phone Number: 818-545-8613
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?