At the famed Café La Maze you’ll be walking into one of Hollywood’s most famous dining and dancing spots south of Los Angeles. As the story goes, back in the 1940’s Café La Maze was where movie stars from Hollywood stopped before or after a day at the Caliente Race Track.
As the story is told, movie stars would travel south to the Caliente Racetrack to bet on the ponies south of the border in Mexico, but wanted a halfway house to dine before or after a day at the race track on this side of the border. Thus, Café La Maze was born.
As a tribute to these golden aged stars of the screen today at Cafe La Maze you’ll find huge, golden-framed pictures now adorn the walls with photos of frequent diners such as Clark Gable, Errol Flynn, Bing Crosby, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard and Veronica Lake.
So as you dine in this classy setting, these stars of yesteryear gaze down at you as you cuddle into the rich red, fluffy tuck and rolled, circular leather booths.
Also eye catching is the dated 1940’s wallpaper, which tingles with red and metallic regal designs that are so emblematic of the 40’s era. Even after dining here you’ll be remembering their inviting, rich red leather booths, which provides a relaxed, intimate feeling as you sit back and enjoy your meal. It’s nothing less than high class.
Prime Rib lovers will rave about this place. And a great appetizer before any main course is their bites sized servings of chunks of prime rib served with ranch and blue cheese dressing. So if you don’t have their famous Prime Rib, definitely have the Prime Rib Bites for appetizers with horseradish and au jus. It’s Fabulous!
Another must have is their Cesar salad with it’s fresh crunchy Romaine lettuce with savory croutons you can get your teeth in. This delicious salad was created south of the border in Tijuana and has gained international fame as well. Be sure to order it too! The onion soup is a savory alternative.
The house specialty is prime rib cooked to perfection in either 9 oz. petite cut, 12 oz. regular cut, 16 oz. La Maze cut or their grand or porter cut 24 oz. ($18.95–$36.95). Also featured are New York strip steak, filet mignon, rib eye and top sirloin along with BBQ beef ribs.
Not to be overlooked are their surf and turf and seafood specials. A real show-stopper are the two lobster tails served with drawn butter. It’s delicious to the last bite.
A great conclusion to any meal is one of their memorable desserts such as chocolate mouse cake, which goes well with a karaoke coffee from their full bar, as you sit back and enjoy the live entertainment of lyrics of the 40?s through to the present beginning at 7 p.m. nightly.
This is a great place for a couples evening out as well as a great place to celebrate with the entire family. Plus, their live music brings the high-flying atmosphere from the 1940’s when movie stars dined here and brought back to life every evening.
Banquets at Cafe La Maze
1441 Highland Ave
Price: Call for pricing
Happy Hour at Cafe La Maze
Enjoy their Happy Hour Specials Every Day of the Week from 4-6pm.