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602 North Mount Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92411
(909) 888-0460
Today
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Lively, relaxed, family friendly restaurant.

This is a lively restaurant and although it's on a tourist trail, it's full of locals too. Service was friendly and fast, and the food was really enjoyable: great value, filling and tasty. The menu had a decent selection of dishes including daily lunch specials, and we were served good sized... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Kykylala
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Los Angeles, California
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a lively restaurant and although it's on a tourist trail, it's full of locals too. Service was friendly and fast, and the food was really enjoyable: great value, filling and tasty. The menu had a decent selection of dishes including daily lunch specials, and we were served good sized portions. Families and small groups also seemed very welcome... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Salsa was great. Chips, pretty good. The Carne Asada meat was pretty scary, quality wise. Again with the cheddar cheese all over the beans. Gross. My buddy had the combo plate and it was the same. French fries were served with the carne asada plate and they had to have been sitting in grease at least an hour. My stomach... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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235 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Really good mexican food in and authentic setting. A lot of route 66 decoration. Good friendly staff. Lots of local hispanics present.

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California
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Mitla Cafe is one of the Inland Empire's most historic eateries for two entirely different reasons. First, it is arguably the oldest IE Mexican restaurant - starting as a classic on Route 66. Second, its tacos were the inspiration for Taco Bell (cf. TACO USA by G. Arellano). History alone is a good enough reason to do the Mitla Pilgrimage.... More 

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california
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Met Steve, the owner, a real cool guy. It was suggested I try the chile relleno. It is the best I've EVER tasted. The portions were large & I was unable to finish. After dinner, I went to the kitchen to praise the cooks for the meal. Expecting to see a big staff, I was pleasantly surprised by 2 sweet... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

While staying at the Wigwam Village #7 - a true 66 classic - we decided to find some good Mexican food. We were pointed in the direction of Mitla, and we couldn't have made a better selection. A tiny cafe that has been on this corner since the 1930s, this place exudes charm and character. To make it even better,... More 

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San Jose, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We walked into the restaurant and the waitress saw that my husband had a cap with a lot of Route 66 buttons. She came right over to him and gave him one from the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I told the waitress that someday I may write a book about our Route 66 trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

They are family to me. Family runs it. Great people. George special is just right for me. Their heuvos rancherous is the best.:)

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virginia beach,va
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The salsa and chips are all made in house and very tasty. Unfortunately, only the first serving is complementary then you have to pay for any additional. I ordered the chicken enchilladas which came in two and was about $8. They were delicious, I only wish they came with rice and/or beans because that did not fill me up. So... More 

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California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food: Bland...underwhelming. Dishes lacked flavor. Price: Outrageous for the mediocre taste. $13 a plate but value was more like a $4 plate. I have had a lot better for $6-7 and this was just plain rip off for the poor quality. Location: Ghetto would be fine if food was worth it but it just was NOT. Service: Fine. Not outstanding... More 

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Additional Information about Mitla Cafe

Address: 602 North Mount Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92411
Phone Number: (909) 888-0460
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bernardino
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 602 North Mount Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bernardino
  • Phone Number: (909) 888-0460

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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