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“Great chicken piccata with salsa fresca and fried plantains. Go hungry!”
Review of Mambo's Cafe

Mambo's Cafe
Ranked #24 of 466 Restaurants in Glendale
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Cuban
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed September 11, 2008

Great chicken piccata with salsa fresca and fried plantains. Go hungry!

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Reviewed May 5, 2008

Freshly cooked Cuban Home Style Cooking.

It is always fresh and hot, if you are familiar with Cuban food,
you will not be disappointed.

It's as if your Mom cooked it; )

She probably did. This Mom and Pop shop also has great tropical fruit shakes.

Of all the Cuban Restaurants in the Valley, this is number 1!

Try it, you won't be disappointed. The prices are reasonable but you might have to make a reservation at lunch time because the Studio crowds fill this favorite quickly and you might spot a Celeb or two.

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Reviewed February 7, 2008

If you haven’t already been, this place is a “must go”. The food is excellent as is the service and it won’t break your wallet. Most of the staff is Cuban and are very willing to talk about their heritage. I go there very, very (did I mention very) often and the food is always good. You can order anything off the menu and it will be good. Just enough spices. Don’t sleep on the Mojitos, they will sneak up on you. I find them to be a little too sweet, nothing a little Pellegrino couldn’t fix, but that won’t stop the kick of alcohol. They are located next to a mechanic shop (weird, I know) but that’s because it used to be a gas station. There’s usually a vintage car parked in front of the place. Speaking of parking, there’s not much of it but you can park nearby. It’s not a large restaurant, kind of a diner effect, where you can sit at a table or the counter to eat. The atmosphere is pleasant. The decor is black and red. There’s a bunch of black and white large print photos of Cuban personalities on the walls. Don’t forget to order your Cafe con Leche after your meal along with your Mambo Cafe T-Shirt!! You will enjoy the expirence.

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Glendale, California
Reviewed January 16, 2008

Looks like and old gas station, but it's kinda fun. Food is a bit dry and they do love their pickles.

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Reviewed January 7, 2008

Decent Cuban food but I like Versaille a lot better.

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