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Cafe Rumba

Peruvian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, South American
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1140 North State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
360.746.8280
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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
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spicy and delicious sandwiches

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
Rainxx
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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17 reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

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
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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
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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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

On Valentine's day, I took my husband to this little place for lunch. Having never been there, it was a new experience. I was delighted. The bread is homemade. Its a soup, sandwich, salad kind of place with some different beverages. The portion size was great, taste delicious, quick service and price right. I will definitely visit them again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1140 North State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: 360.746.8280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Peruvian, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, South American
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?