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Mambo Tea House

98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
201-933-1262
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Ranked #5 of 50 restaurants in Rutherford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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!
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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!
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English first
Bethel (Canton), North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Mambo Tea House seems to be a popular restaurant in Rutherford, NJ, judging by the happy crowd there on a Tuesday night. We went with a family group of six, had no reservations, and were promptly seated. The restaurant does not have a liquor license but patrons can byob. The wait staff is pleasant and accomodating and the food... More

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Hawthorne, New Jersey, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We haven't been here for a while but decided to use our dining dough to revisit. The food is not as flavorful as in the past. The mofongo with pork barely had flavor and was mushy. My husband had the fried chicken chunks which were bland. The best part were the appetizers and desserts. And the waitress is extremely slow... More

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I've been here 4 times and always at a slow time of day. It has a nice atmosphere inside. Wait staff friendly but sometimes the service is slow. 3 of the 4 times I've visited (2 of us dining on each occasion) I've been seated in the very front in the alcove behind the door with customers right beside us... More

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

If you are looking for inventive and traditional Cuban/Carribean cusine in a sophisticated and trendy room with a friendly staff, then this is your place. You may be waiting for a table though on weekend nights unless you have a party of four or more. This place can get downright crowded at times. Anything you might expect like ropa vieja... More

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Food does Not meet the expectations of a Real Authentic Cuban Rest.because it's Not!! Over price & food is dry w/No flavor!(cuban food Really?) Beware Groupon Not worth the $60 value for four!! Do NOT Recommend

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Estero, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I love everything about this restaurant. Atmosphere is great, there's often a live band playing authentic music...if you bring a bottle of wine, they make you a pitcher of delicious sangria (or rum for mojitos), and the food is always great! I am a big fan of the fried yucca, Mofongo, Arroz con Pollo y Chorizo, and the tres leche... More

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Small but full of great food and culture. They staff make you feel like one of the family. My first experience with Cuban cuisine was very pleasant.

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Connecticut
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I ate dinner there recently with a friend, and the atmosphere was friendly, calming and relaxed, and the food was excellent. This was a cut above most local neighborhood restaurants and I would certainly go back.

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New Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Friday night, wanted to try a new restaurant, goggled a few Cuban places and Mambo Tea house came up. I was taken back by the name, since it seemed to sound more like Asian food, but thought the story on their website was kind of cute. My Husband, myself and 3 other friends were there, and we all felt very... More

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Went there on a Tuesday night. Staff was great. So was the food. I had the Tyler steak. Very delicious. My boyfriend had the Fried Cow..it was a little dry....however still good especially with the Mott rice.

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