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Mambo's Cafe

1701 Victory Blvd, Glendale, CA 91201-2833
818-545-8613
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Ranked #27 of 390 Restaurants in Glendale
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Cuban
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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Portugal
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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122 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

A little taste of Havana in the Valley. This gem is hidden in the valley. Tucked in the middle of an intersection in a very quiet neighborhood. Seating accomdation are very adequate with outdoor dining area. The interior is cozy but a little too dark for my taste. Nice Cuban music plays on the background! Best part is : it... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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285 reviews 285 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stopped in here to try out a DDD spot and glad we did. It was after a day at Universal Studios and we were pooped out. We opened up with a pitcher of sangria-mmm mmm. We ordered cuban, chicken, and steak sandwiches and a side order of Papa Rellena. The place wasnt anything fancy and the bathrooms were located out... More

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