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Roberto's Mexican Cafe

271 Old Mammoth Rd, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546
760-934-3667
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

My husband grew up here and likes Roberto's. It's kind of an institution in Mammoth and has been around for decades. Still, having enjoyed real homemade Mexican meals, I feel like Roberto's food is a little Americanized. As long as you know that and don't mind, it's a nice place to eat with a friendly atmosphere.

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Riverside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Busy place for dinner but the staff was prompt and provided excellent service. The food was amazing and a new family must when visiting Mammoth!

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Olympia, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

What a place! We ate til we were full and then took home a full day's worth of leftovers. We started with pitchers of margaritas, and yes, that might have influenced our ordering enthusiasm, but it was all so good! The lobster burrito? C'mon, you know you want to try that. Just ask for the box to take the leftovers... More

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Walldorf, Germany
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142 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

As in many Mexican restaurants in the US, I wished they served half the quantity and tried to come up with more quality... The margaritas were really good as well as service, but the atmosphere reminded of a canteen, also the noise level. Prices are fair, especially given the size of the portion - back to the beginning :-)

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Laguna Niguel, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We have been going to Roberto's since 1986, when they were a small 10 table restaurant with the wait on the weekends being 1+ hours and always worth it. It is still a required stop 28 years later. Shrimp tacos have always been the best. They used to only serve them 1 time per week. Thank goodness they are now... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Looking for palace for a good tasty dinner. Roberto's looked like a good spot to try. Parking lot small and full (a god sign) Parked across the street and went in. Very bust but seated immediately. The burritos recommended did not disappoint. Very filling and we took 1/2 of one back to the room for tomorrow's snack. Great food, good... More

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Roberto_cafe, Owner at Roberto's Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Glad you found us come back soon Joanie More

Highland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Roberto's Cafe What more can I say. Every time we are in Mammoth Lakes (2 or 3 time a year) this is the place we ALWAYS have dinner if not lunch also. We have been coming to Roberto's since our kids were small and they are both over 21 now. It's great that we can all enjoy a cold beer... More

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Roberto_cafe, Owner at Roberto's Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your continued patronage! See you soon Joanie More

San Diego, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Yes, we keep returning because we want good Mexican food when we are in Mammoth Lakes. Being from southern California, we think that we know what we like and have trained senses and tongues for the kind of delectable Mexican food that we appreciate. I understand why it is a local's favorite. The layers of flavor and picante in the... More

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Roberto_cafe, Owner at Roberto's Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your continued support! Joanie More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

First time eating here. Restaurant was clean, staff was very friendly. Service was attentive and quick. Food was good as well as the margaritas. Will eat here again and recommend to my friends.

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Roberto_cafe, Owner at Roberto's Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in. We appreciate your review Joanie More

Fort Bragg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This restaurant serves a Fantastic Mexican Cuisine! I had one of the best burritos and the prices are great. Good stuff and you cannot pass on going here for either lunch or dinner. I can tell by the number of locals there, it's a winner!

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Roberto_cafe, Owner at Roberto's Mexican Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed it Joanie More

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