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1140 North State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
360.746.8280
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Ranked #15 of 394 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
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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159 reviews 159 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
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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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

If you are a foodie, do yourself a favor and have a sandwich at Cafe Rumba. BEST SANDWICH IN BELLINGHAM!

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Expectations were high for my 2nd visit to Cafe Rumba. Now...what to eat? Asado De Res-that I devoured last visit-featuring Melt-in-your-mouth Pot Roast with Rumba's unique Tuca Marinara Sauce, or my friend Lynne's favorite-Pavo-Grilled Turkey with spinach, veggies, and a fusion of Rumba's magical Salsa's? Soup? Appetizers? I went for the Pavo. Each bite was a taste sensation! My friend,... More 

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Zurich
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55 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I was curious about this little Peruvian place, but didn't really want a sandwich. Curiousity won. We had the BUTIFARRA (country ham, yam, mixed greens, salsa criolla, aji amarillo) and ASADO DE RES (beef pot roast in tuco marinara sauce). They came with either potatos or yams with a sauce that reminded me of one of the popular mojos of... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

We go to Cafe Rumba a couple of times a month, at least. Sandwiches are great every time, and they often have delicious Peruvian specials that are not available on the regular menu. Prices are good, staff is terrific (very friendly and proud of what they do). There are no similar options in town or in the region. Stop by... More 

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Holy Posole! I just had the most incredible feast at Cafe Rumba! If you think Antonio's Cuban Salsa is hot, say "Mucho Gusto" to his Asada De Res Sanguiches with Peruvian Marinara Sauce! It's lean, tender, and perfectly juicy. The side of Papas Con Aji, delivers potatos to a delicious new direction. Don't wait for a special occassion to vist... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We decided to try Cafe Rumba's Peruvian menu on a Thursday & discovered all sandwiches are $2 off. The guy at the counter was enthusiastic and fun; he gave us samples of all their sauces to try. We had 2 of their popular meat sandwiches on good crusty buns with sides of their specialty potatoes & sauce. My sandwich had... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Recently went on Thursday (it's $2 off sandwich day). For the price and size of meal...good value and the taste was muy bueno. Can't wait to go back and try another selection. A lovely change from the normal lunch fare.

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washington state
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63 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

A friend of mine told me about this place a while back. Last weekend I was headed up to Bellingham so I decided to check out the reviews on tripadvisor. It was rated the #1 restaurant in Bellingham which really got my attention. I ended up going there with my boyfriend for lunch. This place is known as a deli... 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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