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Mambo Tea House

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98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
+1 201-933-1262
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Good Local Cuban Food

We have been to Mambo Tea House several times this year and it seems to get better each time. We were there a few weeks ago for a Friday night dinner. The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable. It is a BYOB - which we really appreciate. The first time we dined there, the owner was curious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
brads5
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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We have been to Mambo Tea House several times this year and it seems to get better each time. We were there a few weeks ago for a Friday night dinner. The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable. It is a BYOB - which we really appreciate. The first time we dined there, the owner was curious about the wine... More 

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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has a pleasant ambiance and the service was fine. The chorizo appetizer was very flavorful and the yucca fries were excellent, but the Cuban sandwich and Sausage sandwich were average. Overall, the food was tasty and fresh, but nothing special and the prices are a bit high. Regardless, not a bad option for a nice lunch, and they... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great neighborhood restaurant with friendly service. We came here for lunch and everything was excellent, we will be back again but next time for dinner!

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I love Cuban food. I fortunately grew up in an area where Cuban food was easily available at a great price. My boyfriend, knowing my love for the ethnic cuisine, decided to take me here. Mambo is very interesting. It's not purely Cuban, but an Asian/Cuban fusion which sounds odd but works surprisingly well. Many of the items were Cuban... More 

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Ate at Mambo Tea Room last night. It was fabulous. Forget about the wait at Cuban Pete's out in Montclair, this place is even better. I had the chicken/chorizo rice dish. Flavors were perfect. Passion fruit mohito was spot on. Don't forget to bring your own rum or wine! For dessert- coconut flan- perfect. The empanadas were very basic and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Once inside this cozy restaurant, it's easy to completely forget where you are as it envelopes you completely in comfy couches, tropical decor and Latin classics in the air, all making you feel like you are in a little Spanish city restaurant. The food was really good and I'm in love with their churasco!

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Garfield
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We held a dinner for 20 people here and the service was outstanding. The food was very good. Everyone enjoyed themselves. Since it was a large party we were able to set the menu prior with one of their party packages. We had empanadas and mussels in garlic sauce for appetizers, a choice of ropa vieja, the Mayan chicken, or... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food was good. Ambiance was nice, I liked the BYOB, I had control of how strong my drinks were :) I have been here 3 times. Always nice.

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I really enjoy the atmosphere at Mambo. The servers are super friendly. The couches are cozy and the music just right. Although I am not crazy about the entrees, the small plates and tres leches cake have us coming back again and again. I love all of the appetizers on the menu and the tres leches is truly the best... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I went to this restaurant with my wife and sister in law and her hubby. Nice ambiance and decor. The service was very good and waiter very helpful. The food was ok but not traditional Cuban food. I had tostones con mojo and any decent tostones needed to be double fried. If you didn't know now you do. The shredded... 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 0 - 37
  • Cuisine: 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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