Classic Steak-House Dinner or Lunch Food and Drinks at Cafe La Maze (Half Off)

National City

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Eating a hearty steak makes you feel like a king, much like wearing a crown or banishing the dog to a small island in the South Atlantic. Rule with a silver fork with this Groupon.

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  • $20 for $40 worth of classic steak-house food and drinks for dinner
  • $10 for $20 worth of classic steak-house food and drinks for lunch
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Cafe La Maze

Though at least 130 miles and 80 years of history separate golden-age Hollywood from modern-day National City, Cafe La Maze bridges the gap. During the 1940s, this steakhouse served as a playground for movie stars headed to Tijuana, Mexico. Here, they could tuck in to prime rib and lobster on the lower level, or gamble the night away with card sharks such as the Marx Brothers and eponymous restaurateur Marcel Lamaze in a hidden room upstairs.

Today, diners soak up auras of these legends in the same tufted booths where Bing Crosby and Clark Gable most likely lingered at the eatery's grand opening. Candles, chandeliers, and a golden ceiling cast a warm glow across tables as groups savor shrimp cocktails and slice into juicy cuts of top sirloin, new york strip, and filet mignon. Some evenings live music scores meals, and on karaoke nights guests can harmonize with friends as the portraits that line the damask-print walls try to remember the words. Those seeking a more low-key gathering can book the banquet room, which teems with enough red-vinyl seats for up to 70 close friends or cardboard cutouts of their likenesses.

Reviews

the Salmon I has <i>sic</i> was the best I have ever had in a restaurant. The vegetables were served to perfection and the drinks were fantastic.

Diana M., Yelp, 10/1/12

Had the BEST time!!!! Food was delish!!!! The waitresses were fantastic and had a good time dancing

Crystal R., Yelp, 8/15/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “It has great grilled Steaks,Scampi and the portion sizes are good.Nice atmosphere and friendly service.”

  • “If assuaging your ego, keeping your cell calls within earshot of only the nearest two booths instead of the entire joint, while providing a tasteless critique of the...”

    “If assuaging your ego, keeping your cell calls within earshot of only the nearest two booths instead of the entire joint, while providing a tasteless critique of the meticulously prepared, tastefully prepared offerings of the finest beef and seafood anywhere in San Diego county that has for decades satisfied the most discriminating in southern California, this probably isn't the place for you. If, on the other hand a memorable evening of ATMOSPHERE served up in plush red leather booths, low light, classic tunes from the early sixties and seventies, over the top service and the freshest beef and seafood you'll ever want, sounds good...it is.”

  • “now is better than before, better service and faster too. good service”


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    National City

    1441 Highland Avenue

    National City, California 91950

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In a Nutshell

Prime rib and Alaskan king crab weigh down tables in a glitzy dining room that Bing Crosby and Clark Gable frequented in the 1940s

The Fine Print

Expires Nov 20th, 2013. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation recommended. Dine-in only. Not valid on holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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