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Cafe Rumba

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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, Seating, Takeout

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  • 50
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 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
A Local Treasure

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2013
morejourneystocome
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washington state
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109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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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Thank morejourneystocome
Bellingham, Washington
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here to eat today with my wife on a sunny Saturday. Almost all tables were full with hungry diners.Selections were a little confusing because we weren't expecting homemade roasted meats on fresh buns with a side of sliced potatoes and sauce. I had a roasted meat stew which melted in my mouth. My wife had grilled turkey breast with... More 

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1 Thank Donald J
Bellingham, Washington
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The staff was incredibly nice and prices seemed right for a small local business. Nice small cafe with a welcoming atmosphere will definitely go again. Unique flavor, glad I chose to go here today, would recommend the Lima club.

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1 Thank Trent O
Mons, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I don't understand the review that said the sandwich had no flavor, this was one of the tastiest sandwiches I have eaten. I travel all over the world and this is my favorite. I can not recommend it enough if you are looking for a very reasonable alternative to the chain restaurants.

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1 Thank Sarah M
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Everything we've tried, from sandwiches to dessert, has been delicious. Ingredients are fresh. Love the spicy sandwiches! Exceptionally nice owners are helpful if you have any questions. They'll gladly make changes to suit your taste buds. Good variety of music plays at just the right level. No negatives; great cafe.

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Thank travellinda
seattle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I loved the flavors! I recommend even if you are not a sandwich fan. My daughter loved her salad and Antonio (owner) looked at my small son and said, "Would you like a grilled-cheese sandwich?" (not on the menu as such) Exactly what he wanted! I ordered my "Peruana" as a plate instead of a sandwich--it was wonderful. The vegetables... More 

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Thank Remily71
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was one of the most pleasant food experiences I have had in the past year! My family and I arrived after the restaurant had closed and the owner personally waived us in. He is a very nice, authentically Peruvian man. The food was incredible. I really enjoyed how, instead of fries, one gets freshly sliced and heated potatoes. The... More 

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Thank stefanandonian
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

If you enjoy a little spice, you will love this place!! Customer service is excellent, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is lovely! Eating here will be a new tradition for us every time we're in town!

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Thank Mariando
Silverdale, Wa
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112 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

My 11 year old daughter wanted to try something different and we were driving through Bellingham when we spotted this Peruvian Deli...she was insistent that we get some sandwiches which we did. Wow! the sandwiches were incredible and definitely different than anything we have had before. The service was fabulous and the ambiance of the cafe was quite fun. We... More 

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1 Thank mjjpower
queensland
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163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We went here after reading T/A reviews and not disappointed at all. Delicous sandwich, we shared the pollo and the tofu, both were great but would have the pollo to myself next time. Great spicy sauce on sandwich and the boiled potatoes that come as a side have a fabulous spicy creamy sauce on them. Looking forward to my next... More 

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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, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?