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602 North Mount Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92411
+1 909-888-0460
09:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 20:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2015

Met Steve, the owner, a real cool guy. It was suggested I try the chile relleno. It is the best I've EVER tasted. The portions were large & I was unable to finish. After dinner, I went to the kitchen to praise the cooks for the meal. Expecting to see a big staff, I was pleasantly surprised by 2 sweet... More 

1 Thank 66tripper
Brevard, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

While staying at the Wigwam Village #7 - a true 66 classic - we decided to find some good Mexican food. We were pointed in the direction of Mitla, and we couldn't have made a better selection. A tiny cafe that has been on this corner since the 1930s, this place exudes charm and character. To make it even better,... More 

Thank Mike C
San Jose, California
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

We walked into the restaurant and the waitress saw that my husband had a cap with a lot of Route 66 buttons. She came right over to him and gave him one from the restaurant. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I told the waitress that someday I may write a book about our Route 66 trip... More 

Thank Patti859
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

They are family to me. Family runs it. Great people. George special is just right for me. Their heuvos rancherous is the best.:)

1 Thank gennamchenry38
virginia beach,va
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101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

The salsa and chips are all made in house and very tasty. Unfortunately, only the first serving is complementary then you have to pay for any additional. I ordered the chicken enchilladas which came in two and was about $8. They were delicious, I only wish they came with rice and/or beans because that did not fill me up. So... More 

Thank o311mom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Food: Bland...underwhelming. Dishes lacked flavor. Price: Outrageous for the mediocre taste. $13 a plate but value was more like a $4 plate. I have had a lot better for $6-7 and this was just plain rip off for the poor quality. Location: Ghetto would be fine if food was worth it but it just was NOT. Service: Fine. Not outstanding... More 

Thank MontelongoFamily
Wanaka, New Zealand
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We were looking for a meal in San Bernardino which is not the most "friendly" town I have been to. Mitla Cafe was not the tidiest looking from the outside but a group of 8 of us had a meal there. I ordered Enchiladas, I was expecting this to be a typical spicy Mexican meal. I was very surprised as... More 

Thank Wanagirl
San bernardino
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

The menudo has a terrible stench that leads to believe that the meat is not cleaned. The hard shell tacos were flavorless and lazy. You would think they would have better food being open that long.

2 Thank Ldv1030
Redlands, California
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607 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

Gustavo Arellano, in his book Taco USA, notes that Glen Bell, the founder of Taco Bell, had his first stand across the street from Mitla and he copied his tacos from Mitla. He called the corner of Sixth and Mount Vernon in San Bernardino the "Garden of Gethsemane of the taco industry." I think the reference should really be to... More 

Thank Robert C
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

Mitla cafe is my favorite mexican food place to eat. Food like your grandma makes. Best food. Its a family owned and run restaurant. In a bad neighborhood but its safe to go. The atmosphere is nothing fancy at all. Service is not the greatest because they are usually busy. But the food makes this a must if in San... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 602 North Mount Vernon Ave, San Bernardino, CA 92411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Bernardino
  • Phone Number: +1 909-888-0460

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