New Jersey, United States Food Guide: 6 Latin food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Wood Ridge

September 2, 2019 Vergie Nakamoto

Find out what Latin restaurants to try in Wood Ridge including Mambo Tea House, Rumba Cubana, Casual Habana Cafe, La Havana 59, El Tango Argentina Grill, Mambo Empanadas
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6. Mambo Empanadas

313 Union Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1517 Peruvian, Latin, South American Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service +1 201-933-3888 http://www.mamboempanadas.com
Mambo Empanadas

Reviewed By MasaeS

My boyfriend and I finally stopped by this restaurant for take out (lunch). We ordered cuban sandwich with yuca fries and empanadas (ground beef, shredded chicken breast, and cheeseburger). Sandwich was tasty and not heavy at all. All empanadas were excellent! Prices were perfect. And a nice salsa music inside the store. I will totally dine in next time to try some of specialty caribbean platters!

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5. El Tango Argentina Grill

35 Moonachie Rd, Moonachie, NJ 07074-1129 Argentinean, Steakhouse, Latin Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, BYOB [email protected] +1 201-440-0555 http://www.eltangoargentinagrill.com/
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4 based on 37 reviews

El Tango Argentina Grill

An authentic Argentinean restaurant located in Moonachie, NJ! Serving the best cuts from Argentina. Amazing homemade empanadas, delicious desserts, and of course live tango on Thursday nights!

Reviewed By YayeMama

We drove 30 minutes to have a celebratory dinner here on a Saturday night. El Tango in Hackensack is located on Main Street but there's little parking on this busy downtown street, even on a Saturday night. We did manage to find parking on the street and walk one block, which is good, as the area had lots of other restaurants and patrons in the area.The restaurant is nicely decorated with 2 large screen TV's where the patrons can watch futbol, and the music is very hip and contemporary. There are about 10 tables and the wait staff is very friendly.The menu is varied with choices of appetizers, salads, entrees and sides, with heavy emphasis on the meats, although there was a small selection of seafood and pasta options. Our party of 5 ordered a meat sampler (times two) and several sides, as well as a shrimp appetizer and empanadas appetizer. The appetizers were very good but the meat sampler was only mediocre. The short ribs were very tough, the blood sausage was only ok and the sausage was mediocre. What we really liked on the platter was the flank steak and grilled chicken, and the sweetbreads were surprisingly tasty.The sides were average - salad, tomatoes and red onion, potato salad and beet salad. I was very surprised at the beet salad which was basically a sliced hard-boiled egg tossed in red beets which were definitely from a can. I eat beets often and this is what they look like in a can.It's a BYOB which is nice as it saves you $$. Not sure I'd drive all this way to return but if I were to return, I'd only order the flank steak as an entree.

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4. La Havana 59

110 Moonachie Ave, Moonachie, NJ 07074-1821 Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Live Music 201-964-9515 http://www.lahavana59.com
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4 based on 75 reviews

La Havana 59

Reviewed By orly75812016

We went to celebrate my sister Bray and had a party of 9, with no reservations, they sat us down within 5 minutes, the staff was very friendly and the food was great.This restaurant has great service and the decor is very nice as well.

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3. Casual Habana Cafe

125 Main St, Hackensack, NJ 07601-7103 Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, BYOB [email protected] +1 201-880-9844 http://www.casualhabanacafe.com
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4 based on 183 reviews

Casual Habana Cafe

Reviewed By jdcarla

I visited this location expecting the same yummy delicious menu as the location in New Mildford. Let's start from the outside... If you are not familiar with the area and you follow the address listed on the website, you can get lost. The place is small for the amount of customers the restaurant serves. The food was between good and average... Nothing to compare with the New Mildford location. The only thing I can say if was really good, was the drink .... Passion Fruit Mojito

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2. Rumba Cubana

2 South Pkwy, Clifton, NJ 07014-1410 Latin, Cuban, Caribbean Lunch, Dinner Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Serves Alcohol +1 973-777-2999 http://www.rumbacubana.com/clifton
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4 based on 51 reviews

Rumba Cubana

Reviewed By Norjeff2

The restaurant is very nice and clean. We were seated quickly. I love cuban food for its boiled yuca with mojo. They cooked the yuca to perfection and the mojo was delicious. other restaurants I have visited undercooked the yuca and that was not the case here. I was a happy camper.I ordered the Bistec de Pollo a la Plancha. Big piece of chicken but lacked the mojo sauce flavor. If you order this dish, ask for some mojo sauce on the side. My son had the Chicharron de pollo. He liked it a lot. It also could have used a little more mojo sauce.My wife had the vegetariano llego which was a sampler appetizer that was too much food. She really liked it. The black beans and rice were delicious while the maduros were delicious and cooked to perfection. Food was reasonably priced and definitely worth visiting.Tip: free valet parking.

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1. Mambo Tea House

98 Park Ave, Rutherford, NJ 07070-1957 Latin, Spanish, Cuban, Caribbean Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Live Music, BYOB [email protected] +1 201-933-1262 http://www.mamboteahousenj.com/
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4 based on 159 reviews

Mambo Tea House

At Mambo Tea House, we offer authentic Cuban cuisine and Asian teas in a beautiful and cozy setting. The merge of two cultures is a direct reflection of the co-owners. The husband and wife team are from the Caribbean and Hong Kong, respectively. Come in f

Reviewed By chan1986

Overall decent place to enjoy lunch or dinner. I gave it 3-stars because the waiter was horrible. She kept chatting with the bar tender and hardly checked on us. I kept trying to get her attention about 4-5 times. I felt she could have paid a little bit more attention to her tables.

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