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Mambo Tea House

) #4 of 43 Restaurants in Rutherford €€ - €€€ Latin, Cuban, Caribbean
98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
+1 201-933-1262
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
€€ - €€€
98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in proximity so it is one of my few spots for lunch on a weekend. Good, basic food, engaged and chatty staff. Reasonable prices and like any place in Rutherford -- has a BYO policy

Thank KasiaTravel M
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Recently visited this venue after an eight year hiatus and definitely noticed an improvement in its menu and dishes. Service was very good and the ambience was typical Cuban. However, can not give it higher points since it lacked originality of dishes and most are...More

Thank Jesus A
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We went to this restaurant for the first time this past weekend for our Anniversary with 2 other couples. The atmosphere was great. I had the skirt steak and my wife had sautéed shrimp in garlic sauce, both were delicious. For desert I had the...More

Thank Corey L
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We love this place for great authentic food! The place is busy and has a fun atmosphere. The service was great, knowledgeable and pleasant. We had a very nice dinner and will definitely be back for more!

1  Thank rg66
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Dinner is always delicious! Lots of options, great atmosphere and good service. For lunch, you can't be the $7-to-go menu!

1  Thank EneriG
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

I felt that the food was good but not great! I would go back to try a different dinner price was reasonable. Atmosphere was pleasant.

Thank edwardpc2016
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Very good for Cuban food The menu has a lot of options to please most diners You have to try the mambo Ice tea And the desserts are out rages

1  Thank lou3837
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I have to say the food is fabulous. No matter what I order it is delicious. My favorite dish is the Garlic Shrimp with black beans and rice. I also love the beef empanadas.. I love the staff so friendly and personable. My favorite is...More

1  Thank rshillpinney
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Authentic Cuban food. Excellent service and a warm and cozy atmosphere. Worth the wait, you will not regret it. In a dry town but you can bring whatever you choose...beer, wine or liquor. Loved it can't wait to go back.

1  Thank Danita T
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very cool hip decorated restaurant, on par with any NYC spots. This is authentic excellent cuban food. Great service comfortable dining. Lechon and empanadas are a must

1  Thank Joseph M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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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