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Merengue Bakery and Cafe

110 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016-2804
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Ranked #8 of 119 restaurants in Monrovia
Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Bakery, Cuban, Sandwiches
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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17 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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Pasadena, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
7 helpful votes 7 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 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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The Colony, Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

If you love portos in glendale, you will love this. I believe on of the bakers from portos opened this location in Monrovia. So good! the potato balls are great, the fruit tarts and sweets are amazing!

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