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Lili's Cuban Buffet

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3887 E Sierra Madre Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91107 (Map & Directions)
Phone: (626) 351-1020
95% say Yum
64 people voted
Cuisine: Cuban, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Pasadena

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Hours: Open 6 days, 8am-8pm, Closed Mondays


Cash Only



Price Point
$ $ - Cheap Eats (Under $10)
$$ - Moderate ($11-$25)
$$$ - Expensive ($25-$50)
$$$$ - Very Pricey (Over $50)



Good for Kids


Outdoor Seats


Reviews of Lili's Cuban Buffet

Oscar posted on 10/12/2009

Not much for Atmosphere..not fancy.<br /> Just a down to earth CAFE style place to eat.<br /> GREAT food. Try the black beans and rice..excellent. I loved the pork and the chicken as well.<br /> <br /> I send my buddies from work an e-mail and they tried it and LOVED it.

boriqua baby posted on 11/05/2008

The food was excellent. I enjoyed everything that I put on my place. I just wished that I had a bigger stomach!! I wish the hours were a little later, and the buffet was all week. Lazaro is very hospitable, courteous and enjoys talking. I've taken family and friends and they also enjoyed it.

Javier Andre posted on 08/08/2008

Great family restaurant!

Miami Native posted on 04/04/2008

The food is authentic and delicious. The service is some of the best I have seen lately & even though the restaurant is by no means fancy, its very clean. I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for good Cuban food in a family atmosphere.

Linda Fuentes posted on 02/21/2008

Fantastico! I'm Cuban and cook Cuban and I really enjoyed Lili's.<br />

Shirley Crespo posted on 02/08/2008

Nice variety at the buffet. My whole family eats there. Very good and tasty dishes. The place is very clean. Everyone is treated with courtesy. Casual atmosphere. Cash only. Reasonably priced. Would be helpful for absentminded folks like me if they had an answering machine message giving the buffet days and times.

Shirley Crespo posted on 01/10/2008

Everyone that I,ve taken to this restaurant has enjoyed eating there. The food is good and the price is reasonable. It's not a classy place, but it's very clean ,the staff is very courteous and it's roomy. I love the mouth watering buffet. I only wish that the restaurant hours were longer in order to accommodate my late dining friends.

Juana Vilella posted on 01/10/2008

Great food for your money. Very the buffet. They should have a telephone recording or sign posted about the buffet hours.

Steve S posted on 01/02/2008

The food there is excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<br /> <br /> ps And about Tina she doesnt know what she's<br /> talking about.

posted on 12/02/2007

My (Cuban) husband and I agree, it's as good as it gets! Traditional, authentic and DELICIOUS!<br /> <br /> Atmosphere is pure mom n' pop restaurant...clean and comfortable. Service was friendly and very accomodating. <br /> <br /> As for Tina Brown's comment about the lack of bread....NOT true...there is a big bread warmer by the soda serivce that is FULL of warm bread. You just help yourself. <br /> <br /> Bring cash, no credit cards. Enjoy!<br /> <br />

posted on 11/26/2007

Don't let the appearance fool you!!! The food is outstanding! Whether you order off of the menu or feast on the delicious buffet items, you will not be disappointed! Exceptional value....wonderful of our favorite restaurants!!!

posted on 10/30/2007

My wife & I went there for the 1st time and absolutely love this place. The variety was great, the sauces were not overpowering and the pork and chicken were cooked to the point of falling off the bones. I could have just dined on the beans and rice. Can't wait to go back.

posted on 07/02/2007

We were in Cuban Heaven ... absolutely wonderful home cooking, just like Mama use to make. A nice variety of dishes to choose from and my only complaint was that I was too FULL to go back for thirds.

DORYS FABARA posted on 06/08/2007

Outstanding Food!! I've paid more for cuban cuisine with less quality. A treat for the palate of any person who knows real cuban cuisine.

Cristina Molina posted on 05/22/2007

This is true, authentic, Cuban food at it's finest. There is no need to go to pricey restaurants that are popular and considered "hip" because they serve Cuban food. Lili's is simple and to the point - good quality, more than reasonable pricing, a nice family-run business. As a Cuban-American, this place comes as close to the home cooking I grew up with as you can get. To the lady who said food was stale - you're an idiot. We Cubans have another word for people like that, but I'll refrain. You obviously don't know good Cuban food if it dropped in your lap.

Tina Brown Los Angeles, CA posted on 04/20/2007

The food was old. The host/cashier/greeter all in one was lacking manners and hospitality. The Banana Fritos were old,dry and had an odor to them. The styrofoam cups were not adding to the poor atmosphere. We were not offered the most common staple of a CUBAN meal warm bread although, people of similar birthplace to the estabilshment had an abundance of staples.

- Samara posted on 04/11/2007

The food is truly outstanding, and for the price, exceptional! And if it is not on the menu, if it is a Cuban dish, you can probably get it - I have done this is worth the drive, and the Buffet is REALLY a buffet (at least 6 different meat entres alone!) must try it!!!

Joe Rodriguez posted on 02/07/2007

I think I have been in all if not most of the Cuban restaurants in the Los Angeles County. This one has the tastiest and the freshes food of all the ones I have visited. I have recommended to friends and family and their respond was "Delicious Food". Highly Recommend!

posted on 01/09/2007

everything was wonderful!!

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