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Lily's Cafe and Pastries

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29211 Heathercliff Rd, Ste 60, Malibu, CA 90265-4145
+1 310-457-3745
07:00 - 18:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 17:00
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Long Beach, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I wanted somewhere the locals go and this was definitely it. Lily's boasts the best breakfast burrito and while I wouldn't say it was the best, it was good. And with their signature hot sauce it was possibly very good. I would take people's advice and call ahead though. When they say it will take 45 minute to get your... More 

Thank Brittany B
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Lilys is definitely my favorite lunch place in Malibu! I can get busy so i generally order over the phone, but the wait is worth it. My favorite dishes are the Fish Tacos and Chicken Plate! If your every out in this section of Malibu, Lily's Cafe should be your Go-To Lunch location

Thank Erik V
Malibu, California
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Their burritos are superb....especially their breakfast burritos. Go there and you will not be disappointed!

Thank S e
Malibu, California
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I get the burritos when I host caravan and this is a great place if you want to have inexpensive catering done. They are reasonable ( get the full sized burritos and have them cut in half). They have Lacto/ovo-vegetarian and traditional with breakfast meats. The Goodmother's are a little better, but way more costly if catering.

Thank kellyp400
Bozeman, Montana
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

The employees were great...very nice and accommodating. I'll start with the good... 1. The burritos are amazing. 2. Extremely fresh and made for order. 3. The breakfast burritos were amazing...I wish i could go back and order something different. 4.The full size burrito is enough for two people or to take half home and eat later. Get the smaller one... More 

1 Thank curtwesley
Westport, Connecticut
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91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This place looked great but you have to place your order well in advance of arriving...we walked in and were told it would be over and hour before we'd see any food... wish we could have tried it...next time!

Thank ctgreenes
Moorpark, California
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

I have been frequenting Lily's Cafe for years now. Great local spot for some really good burritos and tacos. They make some really good breakfast burritos and their chicken burritos are even better; white meat chicken, beans, rice, and an incredible homemade salsa. Be prepared, however, for long wait times to get your food, you can always expect to wait... More 

Thank Tom F
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Breakfast burritos are a must. Pastries are good. Fish taco and fish burritos are also really good. The salsa is amazing (and pretty hot). They are often busy. Call in your order or grab coffee at Cafecito Organico while you wait. The small breakfast burrito is often enough for two.

Thank Dth01a
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

First, call in your order. Otherwise, you may spend 45 min waiting. Second, this is not Mexican food, for Lily is from a Central/South American country that is not Mexico. Third, her homemade green hot sauce is amazingly good, while the red stuff was added for the out of towers expecting Mexican food and it's likely canned. Locals eat Lily's... More 

Thank bliss90265
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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161 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Took out fish tacos from here to take back to the beach for my family. Quality of food was great. Beware, if you don't call you order in, you could be waiting 30+ minutes. This is a popular place and very busy. However, being from the east coast, this was the quintessential Malibu taco shop that I needed to try,... More 

1 Thank Mark G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29211 Heathercliff Rd, Ste 60, Malibu, CA 90265-4145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu>  > Malibu
  • Neighbourhood: Malibu
  • Phone Number: +1 310-457-3745

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

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