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Mambo Tea House

$$$
Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
+1 201-933-1262
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 20
    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
Fun atmosphere and delicious food

They usually have live music and though it's sometimes too loud, it makes for a fun atmosphere. The staff has always been friendly and the I have never been dissatisfied with the food. Best tres leche cake!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Carla D
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rutherford
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Rutherford, New Jersey
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a bring your own. Bring a bottle of red or white wine and have them make you a pitcher of sangria, Sit back and enjoy the evening. The food is wonderful, portions are large, you can share or plan to take home the leftovers.

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1 Thank karentnj
rutherford
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They usually have live music and though it's sometimes too loud, it makes for a fun atmosphere. The staff has always been friendly and the I have never been dissatisfied with the food. Best tres leche cake!

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1 Thank Carla D
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Food is just fantastic; the best Ropa Vieja in North Jersey after Miami of course. Family friendly atmosphere. I'm forgetting the "Churrasco" with the chimichurri sauce just superb !!!

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1 Thank Patrick S
rutherford new jerser
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

If you are inclined towards decor this place is as slick and noveo as any across the river in NYC! A nice blend of asian with zen buddha displays. Now feast on the menu. The food is always fresh; great empanadas wonderful traditional cuban fare. Definitely worth the visir and great service as well. Muy provenceo

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1 Thank josehmcallister
Fair Lawn, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Love this place. The atmosphere and food. The staff is amazing and the food is always delicious. Great for date night. Lots of choices.

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1 Thank dvlpp2003
Rutherford, New Jersey
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great food (especially their tres leche dessert), atmosphere, and they even have live music on Thursday nights. Call ahead and make a reservation if your party is more than 2. And BYOB. Can't wait to eat here again!

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1 Thank Aimee G
Wayne, New Jersey
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My boyfriend and I went here based on the recommendation of a friend. We were intrigued by the tea more so than the food and sangria made with your own bottle of wine. Average Hispanic food, portions were large enough to share but fairly expensive for basic meat, rice and plantain dishes. Ive had better at some Paterson restaurants. Seating... More 

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Thank Justine2Wheels
Wayne, New Jersey
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Great cuban sandwiches and sweet potato fries! Good spot for a lunch meeting. I will definitely head back there for a dinner one of these days too.!

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1 Thank Jnatoli01
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Decided to give them a try based on a Groupon. The food was very good, having never had Cuban food before. The fried pork pieces and panko steak were delicious. Extremely generous portions - everyone walks out with a leftover bag! Servers and manager are attentive, yet they leave you alone to enjoy your meal. They also have lunch and... More 

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1 Thank Jean201201
New York City, New York
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

good selection of food for lunch and dinner, and well prepared. Found the quality really good and the cost even better!

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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, Spanish, 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
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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