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Cafe LuMar

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136 E Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016
+1 626-357-2184
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11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Monrovia, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We've been going here since they've opened several years ago, it is a favorite of ours specializing in Sarma (stuffed cabbage). Similar to food that grandma used to make

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

My wife had high praise for the ham crepe as well. Cafe Lu Mar is officially my favorite restaurant in Monrovia. It's a small place next to the more popular La Adelita (and owned by the same people) half a block east of Myrtle on Colorado.

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Thank Scott W
Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Pretty much everything just great. Service is good and friendly, food is delicious, price is fair. It is a small restaurant, great for lunch.

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Thank Olga B
Los Angeles, California
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589 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We've been to Croatia on vacation so this place was of interest to me to see if any of the dishes on the menu reminded me of the food we had while we were along the Dalmation Coast. If you are curious and want to try Croatian food then this is the place to go to, I don't think you... More 

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Thank Creeping_Death_LA
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We decided to try Cafe LuMar when our original destination had a lengthy wait. Their menu was very different from the one across the street, but we were excited about that! We were excited to have some new ethnic food. My husband and his friend had breakfast crepes with eggs, bacon and their additional choices. Theirs was served with a... More 

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Thank Francie C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Really wanted to love this little place in Monrovia. The service was warm and homey but one look at the menu and we knew it probably wasn't going to happen. The tip off should have been a Chipotle dish listed on their Croatian menu.

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Thank TrudiFoodie
Montebello, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful crepes and pasta! I ordered the chipotle penne pasta and it was delicious, the portions are huge too. My husband got the broccoli and chicken crepe also delicious. We shared the berry crepe for dessert again amazing! Will definitely be coming back very reasonably priced.

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Thank aracelicardenas
monrovia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I had the Beef Stroganoff which was delish. They served over gnocchi which is a bit different but made it even better tasting! The place is a bit expensive but overall very good food. It's a family run little hole- in- the- wall place which is great by me.

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Thank ondrea
Monrovia, California, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

My wife and I live in Monrovia and eat at many restaurants in town. Cafe LuMar is one of our absolute favorites! The atmosphere is intimate and cozy. When filled to capacity, the dining room might fit twenty five people. The owner and her sisters staff the restaurant and their service is friendly and attentive. The food is flavorful and... More 

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Thank Lawrence A
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

It's a sweet, small Croatian restaurant just off of Myrtle. I favor the Beef Stroganoff and the Goulash, which my wife generally goes for a savory crepe.

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Thank Scott W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Eastern European, Croatian, European, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 E Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-357-2184

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