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Mambo Tea House

98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
+1 201-933-1262
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Mambo Tea House has always impressed with menu and service. A true pleasure to go for lunch or dinner.

Thank jerseymo58
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The ambiance is what truly makes this restaurant stand out. For a date night with your significant other, it sets the right mood. Though if you’re a foodie and love Cuban, I feel some of the dishes lack a bit more flavor. It’s not terrible...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had "vaca fria" (fried cow) which is shredded roast beef, refried with onions and spices to make it crispy. It was chewy but the flavor was great. Also had a great chopped Cuban salad. Looking forward to going back.

Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by for a quick lunch and was not disappointed. My husband had the shrimp ceviche which he loved and I had the special chopped arugula salad. Everything was delicious and we will definitely go back for a dinner. Great service too.

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Good fresh food with Cuban flair. Friendly staff, work lunch is okay, but may be a little long. Definitely worth exploring. Try the shrimp ceviche!

Thank dusk227
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

Mambo Tea House Restaurant was very good. Cuban food is always very tasty. We love Cuban Food. This restaurant in particular had us with a desire to return the next day for more. I didn't give a 5 stars just because my wife bought a...More

Thank Miguelstvz
Reviewed March 12, 2018

First visit last night and we were pleasantly surprised. Food was very good and creative. Not a wait for your food, very clean and a attentive staff. The gentleman at the front was very accommodating and as my wife said "very handsome"! I had the...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Food really good. Lentil soup was awsome. Service was very good. Used a Groupon. Also it's BYOB -even better.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I visited here for dinner and was impressed by the atmosphere, the staff, and the food!! The menu had so many traditional cuban food options. Everything I tasted was outstanding. I had the mariquitas and mofongo, both were the best I have had to date...More

Thank ErinHunke
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

I've met a friend for lunch and this was an ok place. The ambience and the place was good, but I was expecting more food flavor. I've ordered the muscles and the broth was good but with a lot of garlic and runny due to...More

Thank CecibelB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 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
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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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