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Cafe La Maze

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1441 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950-4623
+1 619-474-5057
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Bonita, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Bad- live bug in my salad, prime rib carved against the grain or something... we could hardly carve it with steak knife and it tasted more like steak. Good- our waitress was horrified by the bug- offered me another salad (I declined), bowl of soup? I said "no". She brought my husband a glass of wine on the house (He... More 

Thank Linda H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food is very good I tried 4 different plates that we order and all were very good. the waitress that serve us was very friendly. the ribs were to die for.

Thank Mario M
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This little gem in national city is one of the best and somewhat undiscovered restaurants. Excellent steakhouse restaurant with very good drinks and perfect for a little old school romantic night out. Everything is good. Even the bread.

Thank kevin s
Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Was recommended here by the hotel concierge as somewhere "local" and that did not disappoint. The ambiance took you right back to the the 30s and 40s with the red half circle booths and jazz music. The food was Ok and the service was acceptable. Nothing spectacular, but better than going to a chain!

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Prices were reasonable. Was not impressed with the food or service. Waitress came by and asked if we needed more water but my sons Dr Pepper was empty and did not offer to refill it. She walked away and we had to ask someone else for a refill. Dr Pepper no ice and got a Dr Pepper full glass of... More 

Thank Mark G
Casa Grande, Arizona
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226 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

very nice place,historic dining location, very good tasting food, service was excellent,little $$$, but worth every penny spent,i got crab legs, they were excellent,prime rib is #1 item ordered here...parking lot a little small/ tough finding parking

Thank mike p
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Vacationing in the area and the hotel manager recommended Cafe la Maze for dinner. The prime rib was excellent and my husband's crab legs were delicious. An awesome atmosphere and classic looking with old movie star pics on the the walls. Parking can be a challenge, but worth it once you get in.

Thank AZ_Teddybear
Columbus, North Carolina
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152 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Food was ok, nothing really stood out to remember. Drinks were average. Salad appeared to come from a bag. I liked the decor. The red button seats were old school and interesting. Wait staff were friendly. Pricey for the quality of food. I would not recommend this place for food but for the history.

Thank Pat72012
San Diego, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

DO NOT GO THERE!!! I'd give less than one star if able. We tried to give this place a chance, but BIG mistake. If mediocrity is what you're after, this place won't disappoint. Otherwise, expect subpar food and service...not to mention, their questionable billing practices. Since when are children counted in the > 6 for automatic gratuity applied?!?

Thank villaronica
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We ate here Interior decorating is old funky Food expensive Prime rib aweful Drinks were very expensive too Service was slow Dinner came cold Don't eat here

Thank Roiann B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1441 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950-4623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: +1 619-474-5057

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