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201 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314
+1 909-584-8736
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

The beans were excellent and she let us help ourselves to the beer fridge. The food was very authentic and the vibe of the place was great. Didn't wait any longer than 20 minutes for 8 meals. Tip my hat to the chef

Thank Nathan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

I love this place very authentic the owners are so nice and very attentive I have eaten here so many times I can cook Mexican food myself but this is my to go place when I need some good Mexican food away from home good fresh and tasty food try there shrimp tacos so yummy it will make your mouth... More 

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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015 via mobile

La Mulita is a small family run restaurant in Big Bear City and reminds me of being in Baja, a few booths and tables with a drink frig located near dining area. I want to love it, but, the food is not always consistent. Usually it is good, but, once the salsa had a hint flavor of seafood (which they... More 

Thank Nedra C
Big Bear City, California, United States
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Good friendly service. Great food and I must say their tamales are the best in the Big Bear area. This is one of my favorite places to eat

Thank Larry M
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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327 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

After researching Big Bear restaurants on Trip Advisor, we decided to give this place a try. Upon arrival, we were somewhat put off by the exterior appearance. It is a VERY old building, but based on the reviews, we ventured inside anyway. The interior, though somewhat better than the outside, was stuck in time and cluttered. But again, because of... More 

Thank SrGrammyLinda
Big Bear Lake, California
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658 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

My wife and I have driven by this place for several years but never took the time to stop by. From the outside, it is nothing special as it is in one of the oldest buildings in Big Bear City (it has been a bar, restaurant, and many other businesses over the years). The interior is also nothing special as... More 

Thank Steven C
Fallbrook, CA
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

It looked like the perfect "hole in the wall" type of homemade establishment. We were served stale tortilla chips and underwhelming salsa so we were a bit nervous about the food. Well, the food was unbelievably good. I got the special "Spicy Beef" which was in a green sauce with lots of black pepper and I am still craving it.... More 

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

It was pretty busy but the servers were still there for a smile and very attentive to our group of 5. I had to take my plate home and enjoyed it the next day for lunch. Great place for margaritas!

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

Service slow food was average order was wrong in parts

Thank Glescagirl38
Big Bear City, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2012

If you like spicy, you'll love their salsa! Really the best on the mountain. I live in Big Bear and La Mulita really does have the best Mexican food. Everthing is fresh and from scratch. The staff is so friendly. Nothing fancy so don't expect ambiance, but absolutely do try it for good food!

Thank janesig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Big Bear Blvd, Big Bear City, CA 92314
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region  >  Big Bear City
  • Phone Number: +1 909-584-8736

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?