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Mambo Tea House

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Caribbean, Cuban
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98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
+1 201-933-1262
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: At Mambo Tea House, we offer authentic Cuban cuisine and Asian teas in a...
At Mambo Tea House, we offer authentic Cuban cuisine and Asian teas in a beautiful and cozy setting. The merge of two cultures is a direct reflection of the co-owners. The husband and wife team are from the Caribbean and Hong Kong, respectively. Come in for some delicious cuisine and friendly service! We are a BYOB!
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  • 23
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good cuban food

We had a dinner on Thursday night and ordered Bistec de Palomilla and Paella Valenciana. They were pretty tasty and a perfect portion for sharing. We would like to try some of desserts next time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Masae S
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Summit, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I have been here about 5 times over the last 2 years. Excellent food and the ambiance is very nice. It is BYOB which is also great. Can't wait to go back.

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Summit, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had a dinner on Thursday night and ordered Bistec de Palomilla and Paella Valenciana. They were pretty tasty and a perfect portion for sharing. We would like to try some of desserts next time.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food was good, a little cramped for space. The food choices are good, enjoyed the appetizers more than the entrees but entrees are still good. Really enjoy the tea selection and the overall atmosphere.

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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The restaurant is narrow but comfortable with a couple of window seats looking out onto Park Avenue. Tried getting a few appetizers rather than an entrée - got the Camarones y Cangrejo (shrimp and crabmeat croquettes) @ $10.00 and though the sauce was delicious the croquettes were non-descript. The Empanadas, one w meat and the other with cheese and spinach... More 

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Garden City NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Mambo Tea House is a popular Cuban restaurant in Rutherford. Every table was full on a Thursday night, with a majority of Latin diners, a vote for authenticity. We liked the ropas viejas (shredded beef) and the shrimp in garlic. We didn't like the Dulce de Leche Cheesecake, which was dark and heavy to our taste. BYOB, as Rutherford is... More 

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NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I took a family member to this restaurant to try something new and I must say, although the sever was great and the food was tasty, it was just OK. However, their guacamole is a winner. I understand they are trying for a certain mystical ambiance( to go with their Asian/Cuban fusion), but the restaurant is just too dark and... More 

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Hillsborough, New Jersey, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Decent cuban restaurant. Came here for lunch with 3 other co-workers and it was about $15 per person, we all had sandwiches and shared one appetizer. We had the chicken empanadas as our appetizer and they were really good and came with a tasty cilantro dipping sauce. I had a chicken sandwich with avocado, lettuce, onion and a vinaigrette -... More 

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Union City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Cuban restaurant, in my opinion, overpriced; we had the Caribbean shrimp fried rice which was very good, the fried pork chunks ( masitas de cerdo ) were ok, the rice was good, the black beans were ok, I've had better. Food took awhile to come out, though the waiter was attentive and the service was good. This is a BYOB.... More 

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went for lunch today (Thursday.) The hostess was very friendly and seated us in the back (we had a 1 yr old and a 2 yr old.) There were many delicious options on the menu and I chose a sandwich of ham and sweet plantains with Yuca fries - soooooo delicious. There were a number of tables filled, but not... More 

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Party of 10 for a birthday dinner reserved for 8pm. Was told the kitchen closed at 9pm and to try to get there early. Unfortunately we couldn't do that and arrived a little after 8.Found out the hard way that they are not flexible with their time. We felt rushed from the minute we got here; a couple of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rutherford
  • Phone Number: +1 201-933-1262

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 37
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Description

At Mambo Tea House, we offer authentic Cuban cuisine and Asian teas in a beautiful and cozy setting. The merge of two cultures is a direct reflection of the co-owners. The husband and wife team are from the Caribbean and Hong Kong, respectively. Come in for some delicious cuisine and friendly service! We are a BYOB!
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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