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.

Merengue Bakery & Cafe

417 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2811
+1 626-358-5650
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
30 May 2018
“Nice Cuban!”
10 Aug 2017
“Excellent food and pastries”
Closed Now
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Cuban, Caribbean, Latin
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
417 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2811
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (14)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is my first time to Merengue Bakery and Café. I got a Kahlúa cake for my husband for his birthday. Cake was very moist and very delicious! We will be back to try other items at the café.

Thank Cheryl Lyn R
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Very nice cuban sandwiches - we had the ropavieja which was excellent! Coffee was very good, but the pastries were meh...

Thank OrangeOrb
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Perfect for a quick bite or dessert. Papas Rellenas with ground beef is my favorite. Great services too.

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Very friendly service. Nice patio seating. We Split-Split the Cuban breakfast sandwich and the omelet croissant. We also experienced delicious Plantain Chips for the first time. Good Coffee, too.

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This place looked like a place to eat some pastries. However, it does have light lunch like sandwiches and meat pies Cuban empanadas. A lot of people were dropping by to order cakes.k I had their brewed coffee and napoleon and my brother had tea...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 28 December 2016

This bakery serves the best Latin desserts / cakes in Monrovia. They also serve Cuban empanadas, potato balls, sandwiches, and other delicious foods. Service has markedly improved since moving to this new location on Myrtle. :)

Thank Dave K
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Monrovia has a ton of interesting dining options. Luckily made a good choice in choosing merengue. Cuban bakeries are always so tempting. We were conservative getting only potato balls, ropa de vieja and roast lechon sandwiches, and a piece of cake. All were good especially...More

Thank Dore W
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Potato balls, empanadas and lots of incredible desserts are just a few of the things you'll find. There's a huge lunch and sandwich menu, including Cuban sandwiches and other favorites. The staff is really friendly and eager to please. It's small, but there's plenty of...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This place was crowded and the food LOOKED so good. But the cake was clearly made from a mix! Supermarket products are better! And the Cuban sandwich was edible, but not tasty. The employees should learn to smile.

Thank Rocky P
Reviewed 17 November 2016

with the exception of the “Cuban Cake” we found the desserts to be very, very disappointing. This review is for desserts only. Despite being visually appealing, they were poor-tasting – and not very Cuban. Guava and Guava & Cheese Pastry: These were pseudo-Cuban with no...More

Thank GlobalTravelWorks
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Monrovia
Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Monrovia
231 reviews
1.53 km away
Oak Park Motel
17 reviews
1.66 km away
Oak Tree Inn
87 reviews
1.69 km away
Extended Stay America - Los Angeles - Monrovia
149 reviews
1.85 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bella Sera Trattoria
84 reviews
.04 km away
Rudy's Mexican Restaurant
42 reviews
.19 km away
Monrovian Family Restaurant
46 reviews
.15 km away
Sena on Myrtle
49 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Monrovia Canyon Park
56 reviews
2.78 km away
Santa Anita Race Park
377 reviews
4.09 km away
Irwindale Event Center
19 reviews
4.40 km away
Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden
386 reviews
4.58 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Merengue Bakery & Cafe staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$12
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 S Myrtle Ave, Monrovia, CA 91016-2811
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-358-5650
  • E-mail
Description
Merengue Bakery is one of Southern California’s premiere bakeries, offering handmade cakes, pastries and traditional Cuban delicacies, with an in-house café where you can relax and enjoy a cup of Café Cubano or savor one of our world-famous papa rellenas. We’re located in the heart of beautiful Old Town Monrovia, a town we’re proud to call home. Follow us online.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing