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Bembe Latin Bistro & Lounge, Secaucus, NJ

Bembe Latin Bistro & Lounge

4.1
4.1
25 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American

Bembé is a Latin Bistro & Lounge located in Secaucus, NJ serving exquisite Latin Cuisine.We offer live entertainment and the areas top DJ's for After Work Happy Hour, Sunday Funday Brunch, and late night events!

Join us for the perfect balance of great food, amazing cocktails, and one of a kind live performances. We are available for private parties, call us for inquiries.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 4:00 pm–2:30 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 552-2545

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Please call us for a Private event at (201)317-1946

  • Private party contact

    Denise Fagundes: (855) 978-2565

  • Neighborhood

    Secaucus

  • Parking details

    Valet is free. Tips are not guaranteed!

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizers

  • Ensalada Española$9.00

    Mixed greens, cucumbers, green grapes, and toasted pistachio nuts tossed with Parmesan cheese and sherry vinaigrette

    • Ensalada y Calamares$14.00

      Organic salad tossed with select fresh fruit, fried calamari, ginger & organic vinaigrette

      • Guacamole$12.00

        Muddled avocado with onions, tomatoes, cilantro & lemon. Served with fried cheese and tortilla chips

        • Ceviche Peruano​$12.00

          Fresh fish with lemon, onions, & cilantro. Served with tiger's milk and toasted corn

          • Ceviche Bembé$14.00

            Shrimp, cured with fresh citrus juices and tomato. Served with plantain chips

            • Mofonguitos Trio​$11.00

              Crispy whole sweet plantain pressed with garlic and cilantro. Served with chicken, crab meat, and shrimp

              • Trio de Empanadas​$10.00

                Guava & cheese, chicken, & beef turnover trio. Served with cilantro avocado aioli

                • Maduro Relleno​$13.00

                  Crispy whole sweet plantain filled with codfish or chicken fricassee. Garnished with crema fresca

                  • Y Los Tacos Para Cuando$10.00

                    Three soft corn tortillas with lettuce & chipotle aioli. Choice of fish, chicken, or ropa vieja

                    • Chicken Quesadilla​$10.00

                      Flour tortillas with grilled chicken & mozzarella cheese. Served with guacamole and pico de gallo

                      • Chicharrones$10.00

                        Crispy pork or chicken bites with lemon, honey mustard, avocado aioli, and tomato salsa

                        • Pinchos Mixtos$13.00

                          Chicken & beef skewers with creole salsa

                          • Coconut Shrimp$13.00

                            Four jumbo shrimp encrusted in coconut flakes. Served with our house creole salsa

                            • Arepas y Chorizo$10.00

                              Sweet corn cakes with grilled Spanish sausage & melted white artisan cheese

                              Entrées

                              • Salmon a la Plancha$24.00

                                Grilled Alaskan King salmon filet white wine, butter, passion fruit sauce, & sautéed vegetables

                                • Pargo Relleno$32.00

                                  Crispy whole red snapper filled with mofongo, topped with seafood in home-made creole sauce

                                  • Camarones Enchilados$22.00

                                    Jumbo shrimp sautéed with garlic, butter, lime, & white wine. Served with maduro vegetable fried rice

                                    • Cazuela de Mariscos$32.00

                                      Shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams, bay scallops, lobster in a lemon garlic sauce with fresh herbs. Served with tostones

                                      • Paella Tradicional

                                        Half lobster, shrimp, calamari, clams, mussels & chorizo saffron rice garnished with roasted pepper & sweet peas

                                        • Served for One$32.00
                                        • Served for Two$52.00
                                      • Pollo a la Cubana​$18.00

                                        Roasted chicken filet served with crispy sweet plantain, black bean rice, guacamole, topped with brandy brown sauce

                                        • Bandeja Paisa$24.00

                                          Churrasco, Chorizo, chicharron, two fried eggs, arepa, sweet plantain, rice & beans

                                          • Bembé Mofongo

                                            Mashed plantain with garlic and fresh herbs

                                            • Shrimp$24.00
                                            • Chicken$18.00
                                            • Chicharron$18.00
                                            • Churrasco$26.00
                                          • Macarons

                                            Penne pasta with diced chicken breast filet or shrimp in a tomato & basil sauce with a touch of cream

                                            • Shrimp$20.00
                                            • Chicken$18.00
                                          • Sancocho$16.00

                                            Dominican Traditional Soup with rice and avocado

                                            From the Grill

                                            • Churrasco

                                              Choice of one side

                                              • 11oz$27.00
                                            • Filet Mignon

                                              • 10oz$32.00
                                            • Parillada Bembé$32.00

                                              Skirt steak, grilled chicken, sausage, shrimp, yuca, crispy plantain, and pape creole

                                              Kids Menu

                                              Soda & Juice Included

                                              • Chicharroncito$10.00

                                                Crispy pork bites served with choice of tostones, yuca frita, garlic fries or mashed potatoes

                                                • Pasta con Pollo​$10.00

                                                  Penne pasta with diced chicken breast filets & tomato and basil sauce with a touch of cream

                                                  • Chicken Fingers$10.00

                                                    Served with fries

                                                    Sides

                                                    • Garlic Fries$6.00

                                                      • Yuca Fries$6.00

                                                        • Tostones$6.00

                                                          • Maduros$6.00

                                                            • Safron Rice$6.00

                                                              • Sautéed Vegetables$6.00

                                                                • Mashed Potatoes$6.00

                                                                  • Vegetable Fried Rice$6.00

                                                                    • Rice & Beans$6.00

                                                                      • Moro Negro$6.00

                                                                        Desserts

                                                                        $9

                                                                        • Chocolate Lava Cake

                                                                          • Tres Leches

                                                                            • Coconut Flan

                                                                              What 25 people are saying

                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                              4.1
                                                                              4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                                              • 4Food
                                                                              • 4.5Service
                                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                                              • 4.1Value

                                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                              1. MC

                                                                                MichaelC

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Great food at a reasonable price even on Valentine’s Day I will definitely be back

                                                                              2. MA

                                                                                MaryA

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                8 reviews

                                                                                Dined on February 14, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                love it here!!

                                                                              3. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on January 19, 2020

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                I went there for brunch, the service was great and the food was delicious. Will definitely go back.

                                                                              4. m

                                                                                mimi

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                27 reviews

                                                                                3.0

                                                                                27 reviews

                                                                                Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                Immediately concerned about the cash only sign that suddenly appeared, concerned about the valet just sitting in a guest’s car waiting for the next guest to arrive, concerned about the fact I booked on open table but the hostess insisted I had no reservation nor could she bother to check her monitor. The food was good but slightly overpriced. It was late afternoon/early evening and they seemed to already be in club mode with the music blaring, so fun to try to ignore the curse words when your kid is in tow. Overall it was okay, not sure if I would return any time soon but it was okay.

                                                                              5. T

                                                                                Theodore

                                                                                Chicago

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                12 reviews

                                                                                Dined on December 12, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Food is good especially ceviche. Service is awesome as well.

                                                                              6. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on November 23, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We had a very good time. My friend and I were celebrating our shared birthday. The food was great and the atmosphere was fun.

                                                                              7. NM

                                                                                NichelleM

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 16, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Birthday dinner staff was wonderful

                                                                              8. F

                                                                                Foodiegirl

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                20 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                20 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 14, 2019

                                                                                overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                I thought that the food was good, and so did the rest of my group, however I think the menu was kind of limited. I was hoping for a few specials but there were none. It was difficult to read our menus because of ceiling lighting that goes from light to dark in several seconds. Also, when we walked in the music was so loud I could barely scream loud enough to tell the man who greeted me who I was for my reservation.

                                                                              9. SB

                                                                                SeilaB

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                1.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 3, 2019

                                                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                I did a reservation, when I went to the place they said no, we don’t have tables but we have a private event if you pay $30 each you can seat.

                                                                              10. D

                                                                                Dani

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                Dined on November 1, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                Love this place, my one critique would be that the music is a little loud for dinner time- a little difficult trying to have a conversation.

                                                                              11. AL

                                                                                AlexL

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on October 10, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Phenomenal food! It was my husband's birthday and we decided to try something new. We made a 7pm reservation at Bembe Latin Bistro made us feel welcomed from the start. We ordered a few micheladas, and they brought the most delicious cheesy bread to our table. Our main dishes were Mofongos de Chicharon, Cazuela de Mariscos and Paellas Tradicional ... and the food was delicious! Everything was really, really tasty! Afterwards, Carlos brought out a delicious Tres Leches Cake and we sang Happy Birthday to the hubby. Great music selection! Great ambiance! Our guests were really impressed. We hope to be back very soon!

                                                                              12. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on September 28, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Vibe and fun

                                                                              13. ZD

                                                                                iZenDiego

                                                                                San Diego

                                                                                45 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                45 reviews

                                                                                Dined on September 25, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Well done! Wasn’t crowded, the host was awesome and very helpful as we ordered. Food was delicious. Will go back to eat again!

                                                                              14. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                Dined on September 22, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We arrived place was empty but it was perfect, food was beyond amazing I had the mofongo and it was great I was full but wanted to keep eating my husband had the sancocho and he enjoyed it. It was a delicious datenight!

                                                                              15. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on August 31, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                The food and service was amazing. Very impressed.

                                                                              16. GR

                                                                                GaryR

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on August 23, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Carlos was very professional at serving us the place is really beautiful the food is very good and the portion of the is absolutely great thank you so much guys very good 10 ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

                                                                              17. IV

                                                                                IVETTER

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                Dined on August 18, 2019

                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                We went to the Bistro on friday night for dinner & drinks for the first time. The restaurant was empty on a friday night which was unusual & rare but we still gave it chance. The DJ showed up at 9:45pm & his music was very old & boring. He was testing his equiptment while we were eating which i thought it was a bit annoying he should have came prepared. The service was great thou. Our server Carlos was awesome. The food and drinks were a bit pricey but overall good flavors. We usually spend about $200 a night with dinner and about 2 drinks each and this one restaurant cost us almost $300. If you are looking for an affordable & nice dinner experience this is not the place for you. Come here with NO budget.

                                                                              18. BA

                                                                                BybyanaA

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on August 5, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                The food at Bembe is so delicious 😋! The dishes are so authentic and the manager was very attentive. I will definitely come back here! Try the mofongo trio it’s soo goooooood!

                                                                              19. C

                                                                                Cobra

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                558 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                558 reviews

                                                                                Dined on July 31, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Great food and service. We had dinner and enjoyed Karaoke night.

                                                                              20. S

                                                                                Sniffnipiggles

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                5 reviews

                                                                                Dined on July 27, 2019

                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                Took my wife here for dinner. Staff was very friendly & attentive. Food was amazing! Churasco perfect. Samon dish, with seafood was a work of art & tasted great.you must try corncakes/ chorizo- OMG! Didn't have ingredients for smoked Manhattan, but we'll be back.

                                                                              21. CC

                                                                                CatherineC

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on July 20, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                I went with my husband and 2 kids for an early dinner at 5PM. We had a wonderful time and plan to head back. The menu had cuisine from Colombia, Cuban, Puerto Rican. Just missing Peru!

                                                                              22. C

                                                                                Cobra

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                558 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                558 reviews

                                                                                Dined on June 30, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                Great new Latin Bistro. This was our secondd time and we love it. Great food and service. Will definitely be back.

                                                                              23. BC

                                                                                BrunieC

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                2.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                Dined on June 28, 2019

                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                                                The food and service were mediocre. My feedback for Bembe is to focus on one or two Latin cuisines and perfect the dishes. Representing multiple Latin cuisines (I.e. Mexican, Dominican, Spanish, Columbian, etc) within one menu is a bit challenging impacting the dishes being served. I was hopeful since I live nearby, not sure if I'll go back.

                                                                              24. HM

                                                                                HowardM

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                38 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                38 reviews

                                                                                Dined on June 28, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                Creative food that was delicious. Service was very attentive.

                                                                              25. OT

                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                5.0

                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                Dined on June 26, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                The service was amazing!!

                                                                              26. C

                                                                                Cobra

                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                558 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                558 reviews

                                                                                Dined on June 20, 2019

                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                We were excited to try this new restaurant. The food and service was great. We had the Sancocho Which was excellent. We also had the Churrasco. The place is a must try. We will definitely be back.

                                                                              FAQs

                                                                              Bembe Latin Bistro & Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (201) 552-2545.

                                                                              Bembe Latin Bistro & Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

                                                                              Permanently Closed

                                                                              This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                                              Additional information

                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                Secaucus

                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–1:30 am Sat 4:00 pm–2:30 am Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm

                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                Latin American

                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                Business Casual

                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                Valet is free. Tips are not guaranteed!

                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                              • Phone number

                                                                                (201) 552-2545

                                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                                Please call us for a Private event at (201)317-1946

                                                                              • Private party contact

                                                                                Denise Fagundes: (855) 978-2565

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