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98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957
+1 201-933-1262
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 21:30
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Rutherford, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Iggy. He is the Maitre D, he is always there, and makes sure that your... More 

Thank rshillpinney
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Danita T
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Joseph M
Clifton, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As many of you Know planning that night out if you have kids is not often so it better count, well this place hit the spot. Its BYOB and small and really cute the help was very friendly and attentive. I came in thinking I was goon have the filet of Sole but after seeing the specials ended up with... More 

Thank Joseph S
Rutherford, New Jersey
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210 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I like to come here once a month, the menu has also of dishes, with very good prices.I can't talk about one dish here that I did not like, everything I had was very good.The staff here are awesome, and know the menu very we'll,and the decora is amazing.This is one of our favorite spots in town.

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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I live in Rutherford and decided to give this restaurant a try after buying a deal from Groupon. We were pleasantly surprised how nice the restaurant was on the inside and how friendly the waitstaff was. We really just wanted Cuban sandwiches which they only serve on Sundays as an appetizer so we tried a couple of... More 

Thank nathan6366
Wayne, New Jersey
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176 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Visited 09/08/2016 My wife and I have been here before... with a Groupon in hand both times although the last time was a several years ago. I have to say I really like this place. Not sure what I had last time we were here, although I do remember dinner then too. We started off with the fried pork bits.... More 

1 Thank Conradb2
Rutherford, New Jersey
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

great ambiance, great food and excellence service. One of our favorite spots. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Some nights they even have live music.

Thank Nest4
Cleveland, OH
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We came here on a Friday night with no reservations, and even though they were packed, they found a table for us. We tried 3 appetizers-beef in plantain cups, Cuban sliders and chicken empanadas. They were all good, but the empanadas were the best! Mambo iced tea was great too. Ropa Vieja for dinner was good and large portions. Would... More 

Thank TravelMom56
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

A quick but fresh and healthy lunch You can be in and out within 45 minutes. Lunch is very reasonable and freshly prepared. Their are always daily specials but you will never go wrong with any of the chicken or pork dishes!

Thank Joseph M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Cuban, Caribbean, Spanish
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
13:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?