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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 31
    Very good
  • 17
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Garden City NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 62 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 19 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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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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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My family and I dined at the Mambo Tea House to celebrate our daughter's 22nd birthday (we had not been to this establishment before, this was our first time). The restaurant is very clean and tastefully decorated (it's narrow but goes back, plenty of seating - you can sit in their entrance way they set up tables). Reservations for 3... More 

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I went for dinner to the Mambo Tea House And liked the food. The portions are not as generous as other restaurants, but it was plenty anyway. My stepson and his girlfriend were with us and they liked the food as well.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I went to dinner with my family and was impressed by the ambiance of the restaurant as we enteted it was a small quaint setting. So that was a good start. As we got closer to our table the noise in the room was unbearable, I couldn't hear anyone talking at our table due to the other guest at other... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I went for dinner on a Saturday night. We miss Cuban food since we left Miami and have not found any that is as good in New Jersey. We walked in and were seated almost immediately. The restaurant has great casual decor and was playing Cuban music. The server was very attentive to our needs. My wife... More 

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Additional Information about Mambo Tea House

Address: 98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
Phone Number: +1 201-933-1262
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rutherford
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
Average Prices: USD 37
Cuisine: Cuban

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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: 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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