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98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
+1 201-933-1262
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

great ambiance, great food and excellence service. One of our favorite spots. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Some nights they even have live music.

Thank Nest4
Cleveland, OH
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here on a Friday night with no reservations, and even though they were packed, they found a table for us. We tried 3 appetizers-beef in plantain cups, Cuban sliders and chicken empanadas. They were all good, but the empanadas were the best! Mambo iced tea was great too. Ropa Vieja for dinner was good and large portions. Would... More 

Thank TravelMom56
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A quick but fresh and healthy lunch You can be in and out within 45 minutes. Lunch is very reasonable and freshly prepared. Their are always daily specials but you will never go wrong with any of the chicken or pork dishes!

Thank Joseph M
Secaucus, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tasteless is what we would describe it. Simply TASTELESS!!!! Not worth wasting your money on. It was our first and last time. Quite unfortunate, but we have to save our fellow diners the torture of trying this restaurant. We absolutely regret our choice.

Thank Sileena P
Weehawken, New Jersey
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510 reviews
313 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

You know that you are in for a treat when you walk in and see the decor. First you walk past outdoor patio furniture (not the standard outdoor seating you'd expect) for those lucky few who get the sidewalk seat. But don't worry if you don't get that, because inside there is a mix of tables and chairs, couches and... More 

1 Thank psudino
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a somewhat eclectic setting for a cuban restaurant. The empanadas are amazing. The dirty rice and beans delicious as is chicken and steak meals. Service is exceptional

Thank Joseph M
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The place and service are very nice, but the food is just OK. Not worth the cost at all unless they have a special or lunch deal...

Thank Jennifer H
Liverpool, New York
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a small location where you sit on top of each other then this restaurant is for you. Lunch for three came to $100. For the $100 you could enjoy a full course dinner at a great Italian restaurant.

1 Thank cc746
Manhattan, Illinois
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Been to the Chart house a few times in the past two years. This allows for a restaurant to show it's stuff. When you are good [3] + times then you have me as a dedicated diner.

2 Thank patrickdoyle148
New York City, New York
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150 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had a nice lunch here and the food is really good. We had Ropa Vieja, oxtail, chips with guacamole, coconut flan and salted Caramel chocolate cake for dessert. Then I took home some guava and beef empanadas. Everything tasted so great and I can not wait to come over with more friends and family.

2 Thank FabGlobetrotter03

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Rutherford
  • Phone Number: +1 201-933-1262
At Mambo Tea House, we offer authentic Cuban cuisine and Asian teas in a beautiful and cozy setting. The merge of two cultures is a direct reflection of the co-owners. The husband and wife team are from the Caribbean and Hong Kong, respectively. Come in for some delicious cuisine and friendly service! We are a BYOB!

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