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Cafe La Maze

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Pub
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1441 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950-4623
+1 619-474-5057
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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106 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old style decor with red covered booths. Good food with excellent service. If you go on a Friday or Saturday plan on spending the evening as they have great live entertainment for any age. Very entertaining. We stayed until the music stopped. Lots of oldies but goodies.

Thank Lamarb7234
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is on point. Love their prime rib special. Restrooms are clean. Great atmosphere & they have live music. This place is one of the oldest steak house in San Diego, feels like the Untouchables movie could've been filmed here.

Thank Daniel D
Chula Vista, California
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178 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice restaurant with a large selection of choices. The manager recommended the rib eye steak and it was superb. Great service and a place worth returning to.

Thank ABF49ER
Bonita, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

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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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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 6 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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

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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?