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1140 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5014
+1 360-746-8280
07:00 - 17:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 16:00
Wed 07:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 18:00
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Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place, is special. I can't tell you how much I appreciate local food like Cafe Rumba, and I just really hope you'll go there because not only is the food great, but the ambiance and the people just really make for a nice time. You can't go wrong with Cafe Rumba. I've been here probably 40-50 times (right; it... More 

Thank Luke B
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Excellent food, very casual atmosphere and friendly service. Spicy hot potatoes served with all sandwiches.

Thank Marcus B
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome sandwiches served with a simple baked potato and sauce. A cheerful and colourful cafe with a few nice tables outside and several inside. I could have only eaten half the pulled pork and slaw sandwich and been totally satisfied but I ate both and was totally overly full. Get the shortbread cookies sandwiched together with dolce de leche, so... More 

Thank mollygracetravels
New Orleans, Louisiana
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175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I love Cafe Rumba. I had the Choclo, which was delicious. The pulled pork was excellent. The place is really cool to hang out in, and plays good music. The staff was friendly and helped me pick my food since I've never been there. Try it out.

Thank WanderingApe
Oak Harbor, Washington, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

One butifarra and one butifarra royal with a shared side of choclo equals one happy couple! The bread on the sandwiches was flaky crusted and soft inside. Pork so tender and the yam in the sandwich a nice soft and sweet addition. And the choclo - huge corn kernels in a somewhat spicy sauce with raw red onions is one... More 

Thank RoxNBear
Bellingham, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

One of the most unique places we have here in Bellingham. Their sandwiches are to die for. And the potatoes and spicy sauce they come with are just amazing! 10/10

Thank Wanggatang
Seattle, WA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Only in Bellingham for the week. Found this wonderful place and can't stop thinking about how great the food was. If you like food that is just a little spicy, served by some of the nicest local ladies, then take the extra time to go here! Parking on street is free after 5:00PM.

Thank Mark G
Bellingham, Washington
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Did not know what to except heard good things about it - great sandwiches - takes a little time but worth it - would go again and again - quite enjoyable

Thank CFL18
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

When we think of having sandwiches, we often thin of this place. A small place but the staff are always friendly to help you to choose what we like. Food is always good.

Thank MoMoWusaki
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Last Monday I found myself looking for dinner in Bellingham. I had a recommendation, but that restaurant was closed Monday as well as the 2nd recommendation. Left to my own devices, I wondered around and noticed the diners at Cafe Rumba were all enjoying their food. I had a pork sandwich, yams, and a Peruvian drink. The sauce, yams,and meat... More 

Thank Jane M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Peruvian, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1140 N State St, Bellingham, WA 98225-5014
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham
  • Phone Number: +1 360-746-8280

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