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Cafe La Maze

1441 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950-4623
(619) 474-5057
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Ranked #2 of 173 restaurants in National City
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 27, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We are visiting from out of state and wanted a good dinner close to our hotel. Cafe La Maze was ranked #2 in National City. Food was great as was the service. Prices are typical for a steakhouse supper club. We took our boys (10,13). Restaurant did not offer a kids' menu, but boys were happy with a steak burger... More

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California
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This restaurant has been around for over 60 years and still retains it's original character. It is nicely decorated and has low lighting and excellent ambiance. It has retained everything good about "old school", but is clean and the staff is excellent. The food is traditional - no crispy duck or pork belly - but it is well prepared. The... More

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Chula Vista, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had a groupon that I had to use, I honestly would have never tried it unless I had the groupon. I got the prime rib, and it was excellent!! Price with groupon was super cheap I could not believe it. Great quality!

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San Diego, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband and I have had lunch a couple of times at Cafe La Maze and the food has always been excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone who is looking for a nice place to eat.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This dark and cozy spot transports you to the 50's as you sit in red leather booths in a really dark (very low lighting) environment. The food is pretty good, the Salad La Maze is a delicious Shrimp Louie salad. The steaks are good. Drinks are pretty cheap. Make reservations if dining on Friday or Sat. night.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant was quite a surprise, it was in national city and the street was okay, nothing that I would have said oh wow let me go there but because we got a Groupon coupon we decided to try it. This restaurant has been around for very many years. The inside had leather seating, evening type lighting and pictures of... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Cafe La Maze, in National City, sure locals would say "in National City?...... Saw this offer in Groupon, $20 for $40, read all the reviews so why not we are from Tucson, so try and explore other than the Gaslamp restaurants. Seeing the restaurant from the outside and neighborhood, questioned my judgement, but relied on past reviews. What a throw... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Love the Prime Rib bites, my hubby loves the prime rib sandwich, we always have a great time & good service

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Mid-century hipness is abundant in this place. The waitstaff is great. The food is alright, the Prime Rib is quite good for the price. The cheesecake is really good. What you go here for is the atmosphere. I find it so much more enjoyable than the Red Fox Room (too many people there, and the food is not as good... More

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El Centro
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Cafe La Maze is not only a gem in National City, they serve the best steaks ever, and they are affordable. The restaurant looks weird on the outside, but once you go inside, you will be taken back to old hollywood glam times, and you will love it!! The service is great, the bartenders are friendly, and they are fast.... More

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