Cesar's Bistro

4.9
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34 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin American

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
Join us for a New & Delicious gastronomic experience, you will enjoy our Latin American cuisine, very friendly service and our modern casual ambiance!!

Our Chef Cesar is a very passionate cook, he always selects a high quality and fresh ingredients for his creations! Very often we include NEW Delicious options on our Menu!

Make your reservation today, see you soon!!


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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The people are so friendly and helpful and really Go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. The food is outstanding too!

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vipFoodieButGoodie
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with a fantastic staff. The food never disappoints. We ordered some new items and they were delicious. Highly recommend the gaucho chicken, empanadas and their plantains. But can’t go wrong with any of it. I forget the dish I ordered but I believe it was the Peruvian chicken plate

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vipKCAlexandria
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived 20 minutes to closing, the time they start to transition to take out. However, the server was kind and allowed us to stay and rushed our order to the kitchen. Everything was excellent - empanadas, plantains, lomo saltado. It was so good we came back the next day for lunch and enjoyed the arepas. There are three tables outside which are dog-friendly.

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GailS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly tasty empanadas and lentil soup. Good value

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great flavors, great service.

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D999
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service.

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EnricoH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, unique and serving size was enough to take half of it home. Friendly staff. Clean premises.

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Giggsy11
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Kobe burger is delicious and I loved the gluten free bun option.

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vipenjoydining
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For lunch we had the mix empanada special. Order 12 and get 2 free. That along with 2 orders of fried rice and salads, fed our group of 5. The food was delicious and we received excellent service. I highly recommend this place.

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vipTonyP
Los Angeles
185 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic dining experiance! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really delicious and the service was great! The lomo saltado was very tasty and the empanadas were crazy good. All in all it was an excellent experience. Nowhere else have i found such delicious comida caribeña/Sur Americana. Real tostones in Long Beach? I've only scene them here . Gracias!

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2014
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cesar’s always has great food. Reasonably priced and presented in a very inviting manner.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Side by side seating as requested
Food and apps were delish
Generous portions and good value!
We would go back and tell a friend 👍👍

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2014
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always hav great food!

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Satisfied
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were 6. My friends from overseas had been there before and like the atmosphere therefore we decided to have dinner at the Bistro. At arrival there was only one table occupied. In less than 15 minutes it was full. The waitress was fast, cordial and took care of everybody. The food was tasty and abundant and they were observant of the dietary restriction some of my friends have in those cases making the appropriate changes. As usual we had a great experience. I would recommend the place for a casual dinner or call for a take out.

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vipAndrewS
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Simple, sweet and different. Love this little gem. Empanadas are to die for. Great to being a dozen to a party as they are always a hit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
75 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I loved this place. The food was unique and fresh. My servers were gracious and welcoming.

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CesarH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent selection and fantastic service! This was my 5 visit in the last couple of months. Long Beach has a lot of great restaurants and this is definitely a favorite and worth coming back to!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the taste and presentation of the food. Lots of choices. Very friendly.

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vipLibra51
Central Coast
34 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our group of four was reasonably happy with their lunches, but not raving about the food. We sat outside because we had a dog in tow. My special gaucho chicken tasted borderline fresh--beware of specials, it is said. All of us have ties with Argentina, so we were expecting better empanadas and chorizo. The fried plaintains were very good. Probably won't go back.

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ReneeB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as usual! Wonderful service, decent wine, beef and potato empanadas and ropa vieja arepa always fabulous.

DM
DanielM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go out for lunch/dinner as a family (6 adults) every 6 weeks and are always looking for someplace out of the ordinary and fun. Ceasars was perfect. Very cozy but airy. The walls are colorful with art and everything is clean. The food is outstanding; try the fresh empenadas, the calentao, or the pork sandwich. The owner served us and made us feel very welcomed.

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ReneeB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Friendly staff. Arepas and empanadas are bomb.

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vipanonymous
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It's small and in a strip mall but has a nice cozy restaurant vibe. Excellent service and very tasty Latin American food; don't miss the empanadas! Convenient to the Long Beach Playhouse.

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vipSean
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

the location is in a mall, with modest appearance. But was blown away by the food, simple yet tasty!

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vipYthera
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Small restaurant with attentive service and great food!

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vipjennyG
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

pleasantly surprised! very good , fresh food.

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vipLuvDiningOut
Los Angeles
344 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Casual and warm little Mexican restaurant in a mini mall in Long Beach, not far from CSULB. The service is uncommonly friendly and helpful, and the authentic Mexican cuisine is delightful; spicy, flavorful and beautifully presented. Prices are very reasonable. Wine and beer is served.

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GabrielleY
London
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I selected Cesar's Bistro as we were staying in LA and meeting friends from San Diego so this seemed like a good halfway point.
When we pulled up, I thought I'd made a mistake as the restaurant is located in a strip mall and appeared to be a bright fast-foodie kind of place.
However, we proceeded and were so glad we did. The restaurant is casual and was very quiet at the time so we were able to converse with our friends and the menu was really interesting with some unusual dishes and tempting treats.
We each chose differently and I had the cod/calamari combo which was delicious. Everyone really enjoyed their food and we happened to be there on a Thursday night when bottles of wine were halfprice, making the entire experience affordable, enjoyable and tasty.

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marino
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good meal with great, personable service. Cesar's is a local go-to in an expected location that's easy to pass right by, even though it's right on PCH (in the little strip mall at Loynes). Been back numerous times and have never been disappointed. It's casual but spotless and always delicious. The menu is big and varied — a little from everywhere, so call it pan-Latin — and happy hour and wine specials make it even more appealing.

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vipLkwdBrian
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I've been to Cesar's several times already and I've never been disappointed. The food (a mix of a variety of latin cuisines) is always outstanding. The staff are all very friendly and the service is excellent.

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vipVfromHermosa
Los Angeles
170 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was quickly looking for a place to have brunch near Seal Beach. This restaurant popped up. I was surprised to see that it was in a strip mall but was also surprised how good the food was and how personable and attentive the service was.

I had an empanada which was encrusted with the name of the bistro, very nice touch. The chicken milanese was good...

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Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Our 1st visit here as part of Dine LBC. Food was tasty and nicely presented. Lentil soup, salmon with salad, plantains, rice, and salad. Casual atmosphere. Will return to try empanadas and other items on the menu.

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petangerie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2016
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Clever , Fun , Tasty and recommended highly. Chef Caesar has outdone himself with his Latin flavors

FAQs

Cesar's Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cesar's Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 494-1000.

Cesar's Bistro is rated 4.9 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.