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Permanently Closed - Cafe Mahjaic - Lotus Inn

583 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Worth the Drive

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Dinners at Cafe' Mahjaic are New American, a mixture of all ethnic backgrounds. All foods, sauces and breads made from scratch daily using naturally raise meats and grains. Fresh fish from the ocean. Organic produce when available.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Phone number
(530) 622-9587
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Metropulos
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Private party contact
Gina: (530) 622-9587
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Beer, Corkage Fee, Takeout, Wine
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a Thanksgiving dinner and did not expect much. We we so impressed with magnificent food! So tasty! Also, the atmosphere were very cozy. We felt like we were home having a nice family dinner. Love it and will recommend this restaurant to our friends.

Harley (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Service extremely slow. Food lukewarm. Won't be back

DebbieH (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

Second time at this restaurant and a little disappointing. Had great food the first time, this time a little inconsistent. Pork was bordering on burnt, Yellow Tail fish not so great. Greens salad seemed to have very little in it other than lettuce and almost no dressing. Chocolate decadance type dessert was very good -- cookie that came with it was flavorless. We really liked the four course fixed price menu. We understand they're revamping the menu and turning into a more casual beer/food type venue -- don't we have enough of these type of casual beet type place already?

Lindusha (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Service was fantastic. Bruschetta was fantastic. Atmosphere was fantastic. Um. the whole experience was fantastic. Thank you!

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Love this place, we have been several times and plan to return

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

This is our favorite special restaurant. The food is always delicious with outstanding sauces. The atmosphere is lovely and the service friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable.

RangerKaren (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

We love this old brick building and the food is always good. Seasonal fare this time included butternut squash soup which was very tasty. The coq au vin was delicious! Butternut squash ravioli were good as was the chopping. Service was a little slow as there were quite a few diners for a Thursday night with only one server. Desserts were delicious!

LMiller28 (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2017

I love café Mahjaic! I hadn’t been there in a couple years and was pleased to discover the food is as good as it was the few times I have been there in the past. I think the chef is masterful with his use of spices and seasonings! My only complaint is that while the crème brûlée was wonderful, it was made with espresso and having finished dinner at 7 o’clock I wasnt able to fall sleep till 4:00 AM! I would have appreciated being forewarned that it had that much caffeine in it.

LocalFoodie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and atmosphere were fine, but we were not served our salad appetizer or dinners until 90 minutes after we sat down. The restaurant was perhaps 2/3 full, so it wasn't a busy night. With a 6 year old child in tow, who was extremely well behaved the entire time, I would have thought they'd be more attentive. It has been our favorite place to recommend to friends, but now I will suggest elsewhere.

Table4two (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

We love this gem of a restaurant! A small, elegant space with tablecloths, flowers and tea lights. Lovely hardwood floors. An older building, lovingly cared for. Attention to detail evident everywhere. The staff were friendly and sweet, which made our evening. The food, as always, was a taste treat. Every bite was tasty, the meat tender, the vegetables perfectly seasoned and cooked. I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. It’s a bit out of the way, but it’s a lovely drive up Hwy 49 to Coloma and then to Lotus. We usually take these back roads for the scenic drive.

Dancer (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a lovely dinner and our server was polite and professional, not to many people at the restaurant though. The selection was very nice and we wanted to buy extra sausages and taken them home:)

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice to have a finer dining option in our little town of lotus. Compliments to the owner and chef for bringing this kind restaurant to a area that typically would have limited support. Five stars for the food, ambiance and atmosphere.
The front end of the restaurant needs a bit of fine tuning. Service lacked personality and were very rushed. We waited over a hour from the time of our reservation to the time we received our apitizer. All together it took three hours. That's a bit long for a four course meal.

OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Second visit, food and service are exceptional. Only improvement needed is a better wine selection

parkerfu (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Café Mahjaic is a neighborhood gem. We love to go here for special occasions and it never disappoints. The price fixe menu is a fantastic opportunity to get smaller tastes of many different menu options. Love, love, love Café Mahjaic.

vipteoteo (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2017

The food over all were good. The restaurant is nice but need more lights outside in the parking lot and around the restroom area.