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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
Cuisine: Cuban, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Pasadena

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Additional Dining Info


Cash Only


Good for Kids




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


Outdoor Seats


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

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Top Reviews of Lili's Cuban Buffet

review_stars 10/12/2009 - Oscar
Not much for Atmosphere..not fancy.
Just a down to earth CAFE style place to eat.
GREAT food. Try the black beans and rice..excellent. I loved the pork and the chicken as well.

I send my buddies from work an e-mail and they tried it and LOVED it.

review_stars 11/05/2008 - boriqua baby
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.

review_stars 08/08/2008 - Javier Andre
Great family restaurant!

review_stars 04/04/2008 - Miami Native
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.

review_stars 02/21/2008 - Linda Fuentes
Fantastico! I'm Cuban and cook Cuban and I really enjoyed Lili's.

review_stars 02/08/2008 - Shirley Crespo
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.

review_stars 01/10/2008 - Shirley Crespo
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.

review_stars 01/10/2008 - Juana Vilella
Great food for your money. Very the buffet. They should have a telephone recording or sign posted about the buffet hours.

review_stars 01/02/2008 - Steve S
The food there is excellent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ps And about Tina she doesnt know what she's
talking about.

review_stars 12/02/2007 - MenuPix User
My (Cuban) husband and I agree, it's as good as it gets! Traditional, authentic and DELICIOUS!

Atmosphere is pure mom n' pop restaurant...clean and comfortable. Service was friendly and very accomodating.

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.

Bring cash, no credit cards. Enjoy!

review_stars 11/26/2007 - MenuPix User
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!!!

review_stars 10/30/2007 - MenuPix User
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.

review_stars 07/02/2007 - MenuPix User
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.

review_stars 06/08/2007 - DORYS FABARA
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.

review_stars 05/22/2007 - Cristina Molina
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.

review_stars 04/20/2007 - Tina Brown Los Angeles, CA
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.

review_stars 04/11/2007 - - Samara
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!!!

review_stars 02/07/2007 - Joe Rodriguez
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!

review_stars 01/09/2007 - MenuPix User
everything was wonderful!!

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