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136 E Colorado Blvd, Monrovia, CA 91016-2804
+1 626-357-2184
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 soup which was great - but my brother said their mushroom soup is to die... More 

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Thank Maria S
Monrovia, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank GaryAStern
Pasadena, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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 which was very tasty - and enough that I enjoyed it for lunch the next... More 

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Thank 134paulinef
Washington DC
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323 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
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 ordered stroganoff ... two standards. The goulash was made with good, fork tender meat (assume... More 

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Thank FormerChicagoGal
Monrovia, California
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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.

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Thank bugasm101
Monrovia, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 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.

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Thank Scott W
Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Olga B
Los Angeles, California
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690 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Creeping_Death_LA
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Eastern European, Croatian, Cafe, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?