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1140 North State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
360.746.8280
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Ranked #15 of 393 Restaurants in Bellingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Peruvian
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Sedro Woolley, Washington
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

have to say for around 10 bucks with a drink I could hardly eat the whole sandwich I had the club its made with large thick slices of meat bread was good cant complain about anything Muito Obrigado

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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Absolutely love their tasty Peruvian sandwiches. A couple of vegetarian sandwich options – which is always great. They also host weekly salsa dance nights, which is an interesting event to check out.

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Bellingham, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We're still regulars at Cafe Rumba, which says a lot. We've also tried two similarly priced Peruvian eateries in Oregon, and neither held a candle to this place in terms of taste and quality. I still stand by my previous review, and thought I'd add tips for the uninitiated. 1) Ordering is easy. Menus are behind the register, specials to... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We love to try different restaurants, but this was very grungy and dark. The food selection was very disappointing, totally uninspired and hard to read the menu & decide on something to eat. M.A.D.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We travel and eat out consistently so we have experienced many different recipes. The soup of the day and the Portuguese roll were good. Beyond that we weren't impressed. The menu was in different locations so deciding on an item did not flow well. The atmosphere was dark and dreary. The server was a light of sunshine however the owner... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I had number one with cold marinara sauce out of can and dry barely warm meat. The bread was good but I have no idea why this place garnered a near perfect rating. My girlfriend had the number two chicken and it was a bit better but nothing special. It was not very clean, I liked the topical music, and... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The food was well made, spicy, very tasty and priced right. It's a little 'hole in the wall' with a funky atmosphere. I had the club sandwich with bacon, avocado, generous helping. I will go again for sure.

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Bellingham, Washington
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The atmosphere is simple and the decor sparse, but in some ways this informality adds to the experience. The flavors are unique and delicious and one of these days I plan to make it to an evening shin-dig.

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Waldorf, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This place has a menu that will have you scratching your head-it is Pan American with a bit of the Caribbean basin tossed in for fun. The menu is all over the place. We went for tapas-they were generous, authentic (for whichever country they mimed), and down right delicioso. Make it a point to go check them out.

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Today was our first time eating at Cafe Rumba,but it already is one of our favorites. We both ordered a Club sandwich,a simple and usually bland sandwich. What we got was the best,most flavorful sandwich eighter of us had ever eaten. Our sandwich came with a side of potatoes covered with a spicy sauce. They were so good that we... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Rumba

Address: 1140 North State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: 360.746.8280
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisine: Peruvian

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