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Cafe LuMar

) #6 of 125 Restaurants in Monrovia $$ - $$$ Eastern European, , Cafe
136 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016-2804
+1 626-357-2184
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“goulash” (12 reviews)
“sarma” (4 reviews)
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
Eastern European, Croatian, Cafe, European, Soups
$$ - $$$
136 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016-2804
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never had Croatian food until Cafe LuMar. Who knew it tasted so good?! We're definitely a fan! We usually get Sarma (stuffed cabbage), Beef Stroganoff and our latest addition to our list/new favorite - Chevapi (Beef Kebab stuffed in pita Bread). Their Chicken Noodle Soup...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Croatian food and great service. Good hearty dishes available such as Goulash, Sarma and Beef Stroganoff. Lighter fare also available, salads and sandwiches. Crepes also available, savory for lunch or sweet for dessert that are all delicious. They serve beer and wine, Croatian beer is...More

Thank darwindan
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My brother took me to thus place that he said I would enjoy. Today is Thursday but the place was full of people, some had even made reservations for their group. It was nice to eat outside and enjoy the nice weather. They had lentil...More

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Several different dishes we have ordered have been tasty alternatives to standard restaurant fare. We have enjoyed our meals and will be returning. It is becoming more popular so a reservation may avoid a wait as space is limited.

Thank GaryAStern
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Had never tried Croatian food before. The food was delicious. My husband loved the mushroom soup and I loved the grilled vegetable salad. Then they bought us each a plate of cabbage salad as well - we didn't order it. Yummy. I had the Goulash...More

Thank 134paulinef
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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...More

Thank FormerChicagoGal
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
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
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...More

Thank Scott W
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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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 91016-2804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monrovia
  • Phone Number: +1 626-357-2184
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