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Merengue Bakery and Cafe

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Sandwiches, Bakery, Cuban
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110 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016-2804
626-358-5650
Today
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty Cuban Pastries & Sandwiches

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2014
Lorraine T
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Los Angeles, California
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18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Los Angeles, California
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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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88 reviews 88 reviews
55 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Pasadena
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
299 helpful votes 299 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016-2804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: 626-358-5650

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Bakery, Cuban
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

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