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“expect this place to get busy”
Review of Mambo's Cafe

Mambo's Cafe
Ranked #22 of 456 Restaurants in Glendale
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Valencia
1 review
“expect this place to get busy”
Reviewed June 2, 2009

Guy Fieri will be talking about this place on Triple D and they will get a lot of new business. Good for them however. Never been there so can't comment otherwise. Figure must be worth 5 stars to get on the show.

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  • English first
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“I haven't been to Mambo's in years, but I used to go often and I still remember that the food was pretty good.”
Reviewed November 19, 2008

I haven't been to Mambo's in years, but I used to go often and I still remember that the food was pretty good.

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“Great chicken piccata with salsa fresca and fried plantains. Go hungry!”
Reviewed September 11, 2008

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

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The Valley
1 review
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“Freshly cooked Cuban home style cooking”
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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“Gotta go to Mambo's !1”
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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