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Merengue Bakery and Cafe

110 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016-2804
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Ranked #10 of 119 Restaurants in Monrovia
Price range: $5 - $12
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery, Cuban, Sandwiches
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English first
Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This bakery and restaurant has amazing Cuban pastries. For a family get together, I ordered a tray of Refugees (cream cheese & guava filled pastries) and guava filled pastries. Delicious. The beef empanadas and the potato balls (mashed potato stuffed with cheese and beef) are very good, too.

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Pasadena, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great little find in downtown Monrovia suitable for family, friends, or solo. It would be a fun, very casual date place. They have some amazing pastries and also do an incredible job on their custom cakes. We had a fabulous "Cuban style" cobb salad and enjoyed some empanadas which were very tasty. We tried a couple of... More 

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Death Valley National Park, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I stumbled upon this restaurant when I had to go to old downtown Monrovia for business, and what a great find for Cuban food! I didn't have time for a sit-down meal, but happily, the bakery had finger foods available. I had the potato balls stuffed with cheese and beef. The light crust was a perfect complement to the mashed... More 

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Monrovia, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had the Healthy Scrambles and the ice mocha coffee on Mother Day's. Good Service even though the place had alot of people. They have a good meun. Breakfast, lunch and alot of Bakery items. Which I will come back for. Price wasn't bad. Lots of TV"s and are Healthy Scrambles had squash, banannas strips , egg white in a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Just enjoyed a chicken empanada and cheese ball for dinner followed by a Carmel cake. Everything was amazing, I even brought something home for later. The prices were reasonable and it was very friendly place. The staff was very helpful.

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Arcadia, CA
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

First off, let me say that this review is about the pastries (too hooked on those to try anything else, as yet). Their coconut strudel is to die for . . . Not too sweet, and a nice CHUNK of real coconut inside (nuke 'em for 15 seconds for a burst of pure coconut happiness). The beef empanadas are good,... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Since I've only visited here twice, I'll keep the review simple: Chocolate Ganache cake slice...........HEAVENLY, sweet, creamy, chocolate-y, rich, good enough to share....but I didn't :-D Lemon Tart.....Lemon tart very pretty ....and truly 'tart'...thank you bakery chef! If you like your lemon pie/tart's with a tang that bites (in just the right lovingly way) ...mmmm....order one for me too.

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Monrovia, California, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Didn't feel like driving to Portos and opted for Merengue since it's almost in my back yard. I can't believe I'm saying this but the ham croqueta, papa rellena and pastelito de carne were equally as good as Portos and maybe, just maybe even better. Oh and the tres leche cake was just as good. There I said it.

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southern california
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Had a party and bought a half sheet cake. Half chocolate with chocolate cream and half yellow with strawberrys and cream GREAT CAKE

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Stilwell, Kansas
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111 reviews 111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The day after the Rose Parade we were looking for a good place for breakfast and found Merengue. Great breakfast burrito and wonderful pastries. We took a box to our friends in Palm Desert.

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Additional Information about Merengue Bakery and Cafe

Address: 110 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016-2804
Phone Number: 626-358-5650
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
Cuisine: Bakery, Cuban, Sandwiches

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