we have never stopped loving
we have never stopped loving A Cote, so when that team opened Rumbo, we had to try it. Same quality but different style food,shorter wine list but some awesome cocktails..great service,nice location (parking can be tricky..) and we wish them well here...would be good place for a group night out.
3/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique Bay Area restaurant
Rumbo Al Sur was a satisfying experience, and should not be missed. Our meal was exceptional, as was the service. They fulfilled my open table request with flying colors.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood restaurant
Great neighborhood restaurant with great latin american food. Good reasonable wine list.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was wonderful and
The food was wonderful and the service was personal and attentive. There seemed to be an issue in the kitchen; the food did not arrive at the same time so the 3 of us ending up eating somewhat separately.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wow. What a meal.
If you like Tapas, this is a must try. The staff was "on the ball". We were greeted and seated quickly. Drinks came out in no time. Next thing you know, we were already working on our first 2 plates. I can't wait to return. There are still, so many plates I would love to try.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful caipirinhas. Excellent
Wonderful caipirinhas. Excellent guacamole although the chips could've been fresher. Ribs were fantastic and so were the mussels. We'll go back, although only on week night. Even on a Thursday, it was difficult to hear because it was packed.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great individual service!
Waiter was excellent! Super knowledgeable about the menu... as he could address and accomodate all my food allergies. Definitely going back!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The constantly updated and
The constantly updated and refreshed menu is great. There's always something new to try here, and it keeps me and my wife coming back for more.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small plates of fine South
Small plates of fine South American food with a modern twist served in low lit rooms with warm earth tones. Cocktails were tasty, esp very fresh sangrita that accompanied the mezcal in El Gran Combo (which did not need the provided beer chaser, btw, it was so nice). Native Argentinian in our group was impressed with flavors and commented on nouveau presentation of classic dishes like Lomo Saltado. Bar was pleasantly humming at 7:30 but hushed by 9 which is good in Glenview neighborhood spot. Good for our business dinner, but would easily work for date night. We'll definitely be back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fit for a Queen
Treat yourself to some of their special dinners. This restaurant is off the charts. Service is impeccable.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent interesting cocktails
Excellent interesting cocktails and really good food, fun festive environment but not super noisy.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice addition to the Glenview
Nice addition to the Glenview area. I have not been for Happy Hour but understand that it is good. We shared several dishes and they were all execellent. Service is "OK". It was not very busy so the waiter was not around much (probably in the back talking). Otherwise I really enjoyed the restaurant.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Timing is Everything
My second time at Rumba and I was pleased again. There was a group of 6 nearby and they were really noisy, so, at times it was hard to talk, but before and after their noisiness, it was fine.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our meal at Rumbo was a little bit hit-or-miss. The margaritas (by the pitcher or glass) were excellent--strong and tart, the way they should be. We tried the crispy chicken (good), the scallops (amazing) with black-eyed pea fritters (so-so), the duck tamales (meat was stringy and a little tough), the guacamole (yum), and the beef empanadas (good). The margarita pie was the best part of the meal, a little like a key lime pie but with pretzel crust--great combination!
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
love this place......exceptional
love this place......exceptional in every way. staff is top notch as is the entire eating experience every time we visit.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best drinks . Love the margaritas. My husband and I are local. We eat here a lot and we love it. I recommend taco Tuesdays. But all the food was wonderful any time I've been there. When you guys first opened I had heard the service wasn't so great and the food was just ok but I think that is long past. Drinks outstanding. Food excellent. Service great.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was a nice change of pace. I loved my meal. The cocktail I had could have been better. This was our first time at this restaurant. We will go back again.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, fair service
Food was very good. Mexican dishes prepared with more interesting ingredients and flair. Food came out hot and quickly -- more quickly than our drinks which we ordered first. Waitress seemed to forget about us for a time, and the last dish we ordered was delivered only after we asked for it. Still a nice spot in Glenview's restaurant row on Park Blvd. Good deals during the week and fair prices on margarita pitchers.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for Foodies who want to stay Fi
Fit for Foodies who want to stay FIT! We were told that sharing is suggested ; we were four people and so we ordered 5 dinner dishes. We had just a taste of everything; like maybe a dice size piece of yellow-tail each! So, either don't come real hungry or be prepared to spend a lot of money! $9.00 desserts is sort of high but we got by with just 2 for the four of us.
Also, I think we would have enjoyed the ambiance in the main room with the windows more than the back room we were taken to. I did make a reservation several days in advance BTW. It was very quiet where we sat because there was no one else in that corner of the restaurant.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant opened with
This restaurant opened with great food - took a downhill turn for awhile and now is back to being as good as it was in the beginning.
Small plates to share packed with fabulous flavor combinations - really fun and dleic!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, fun atmosphere
A neighborhood gem for sure, creative menu and good service. Best restaurant in vicinity.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Drinks, Great Food!
Love this place! Super attentive bar service with a great knowledge of south american drinks as well as latin american. The pricing is a little high for our budget, but great for special occasions. Don't think i'd change anything about my experience!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a go-to dinner spot for us, and we are thankful to live within a mile of such great food. The portions are generous for a 'tapas' place, so getting full for a reasonable price has never been an issue. We recommend this place all the time, and they've never disappointed us or our guests.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gourmet Mexican gem
There are several established and new gourmet Mexican-influenced restaurants in Oakland and Berkeley. I think this is the best of them.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not Your Average Latin Fare
You will definitely need a reservation if you want to eat here. Prior to this last visit, I had passed Rumbo a multitude of times ad it has been crazy busy.
This restaurant is busy for good reason! The food is AMAZING. The cocktails (though a weency bit pricey) are well worth it. Plates are meant to be shared. The tacos on the Taco Tuesday are extraordinary. You couldn't ask for better service. The wait staff is super friendly, courteous and attentive (without being too "in your experience").
My friend was celebrating her birthday and made a special request to go to Rumbo for the occasion. That's what brought me here to OpenTable. Even on a Tuesday, without a reservation, we would have been out of luck.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were very,
Food and service were very, very good. Portions good except for baby back ribs - only 4. Drinks very good and potent. Overall exceeded my expectations!!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Little bit that goes along way
The food is very fufilling. The small tapas style fills us up EVER time.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around
Having spent so much time in the Mission, which boasts superior Mexican and other South-of-the-Border food, I wasn't sure what to expect from this tucked-away restaurant. My friends-all food snobs-were very pleased with the service, the food and drinks, and the ambiance. It DOES matter where you eat and drink. There's just something about the warm interior, the metal chandeliers and the wrap around bar that sets this place apart. The fried green tomatoes, the sopes, and the quesadilllas are among my favorite dishes.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Back to excellent
Back to being great. Previous experience was less than usual. Now you're back to excellent. Anyone can have a bad night.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each dish kept getting better and better. They recommend ordering a few dishes and
sharng with friends. That was a great idea as you get to try several different dishes.
We will definitely return.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your usual Mexican. Inventive
Not your usual Mexican. Inventive and delicious food with fresh ingredients. The stuffed squash blossoms were amazing. The ribs tender and meaty.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and great drinks
Food come out from the kitchen pretty quickly, and it was quite good. The drinks were even better, and service was friendly and attentive. The odd hiccup during the night was when we were ready for the bill and our server was MIA for about 10 minutes. It must've been her break time ... ? The place is a little dark, though, just like its sister restaurant, so the lighting made the sliders look a little more pink/red than they actually were.
We were out of there in an hour, and that included lingering over dessert and coffee. It was just the right pace for a weeknight dinner, and we got home at a respectable time.
Would definitely return!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mussels to die for! Waitperson
Mussels to die for! Waitperson suggested we eat them first. Rest of meal was great but mussels first
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We tried your nachos and they were amazing. As always we are never disappointed with the meal and margarita. We love this restaurant.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my date here after looking it up on OpenTable. The food was great and the service was good too.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun nights 3 weekends in a row!
Great experience, good food and service. I went three weekends in a row. It's a bit pricey- maybe something to do for special occasions or join them for Taco Tuesdays.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great drinks!
I have been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile now, and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent. I particularly enjoyed the Tinga Tacos and the stuffed Chiles. The drinks were very good, as well! The service was great. My only (minor) complaint was that it is really dark in there. I had read reviews that mentioned that and dismissed them, but when I actually went there, it was a little distracting from the food. Overall, great restaurant, but please turn up the lights a little bit!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM