We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“great, fresh food - like Mexican only better”
Review of David's Rumba Cafe - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
David's Rumba Cafe
Cuisines: Latin
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed June 18, 2011

The food was very good and the service was good too. The food was fresh, and was like the 'old fashioned ' Mexican food I used to get on the West Coast in the 70's. It's not heavily spiced because it doesn't need to be, everything is fresh. The beans are cooked on site, no cans here. The rice and chips are cooked from scratch too. It was a BYOB, which we prefer because wine is what we normally drink when out, and we can always bring a better bottle than what we can buy at a restaurant for the same price. The atmosphere is pleasant and the restaurant is clean and very cutely decorated. We'll be going back soon and taking friends with us.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank livewell20
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviews (28)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

24 - 28 of 28 reviews

Reviewed December 18, 2010

Flavorful Latin food in Madison, NJ - a place where there is little diversity in cuisine. Good food, not great. Sandwiches are excellent.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank HappyHikerGirl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 9, 2010

It was our first time here with a large group. The food is good South American with a Mexican edge. We were going to an 7:30 show at the NJ Shakespeare Theater,which is wonderful. Everything went smoothly, got out on time, food was good and remember to BYOB!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank triptroll
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 15, 2010

I have been to David's Rumba Cafe two times and both times the food was excellant. I've had the steak and the pork. Both were nicely prepared and large portions. Fun drink selections in addition to the normal soft drink choices. The service is great too. I will be going again.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Brunswick2000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 12, 2010

I've been here twice, thinking about going again tonight. The food is good, a little different, Latin dishes. Both times we were going to an 8:00 show at the NJ Shakespeare Theater, which is about 5 minutes away.

First time, everything went smoothly, got out on time, food was good.

Second time, they were a bit short-staffed and we waited a long time to order, then to get served. If it weren't for our time frame, we wouldn't have cared.

So we'll go again, because it's a family business and the food is good and the people are nice. Will report back after the meal. BYOB, BTW.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank laurencat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed David's Rumba Cafe also viewed

Madison, Morris County
 
Madison, Morris County
Madison, Morris County
 
Madison, Morris County
Madison, Morris County
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing