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Cafe LuMar

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136 E Colorado Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016
+1 626-357-2184
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Washington DC
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318 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been wanting to try this restaurant for months - and we finally got our chance a couple of weeks ago. It's a very small, very clean and very cute place and the food is well, less than ordinary. I ordered goulash and my husband ordered stroganoff ... two standards. The goulash was made with good, fork tender meat (assume... More 

Thank FormerChicagoGal
Monrovia, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly atmosphere, good home made food, the waitress explains the dishes if one is not familiar. Large portions. I found the deserts to be so and so and the wine list expensive.

Thank bugasm101
Monrovia, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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

1 Thank jsemett
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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 9 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.

Thank Olga B
Los Angeles, California
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634 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 

Thank Francie C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

Thank TrudiFoodie
Montebello, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

Thank aracelicardenas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

Thank ondrea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Eastern European, Croatian, Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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?