I recently had the privilege to sit down with co-owners Punita Patel and her husband AJ at their world famous Elbows Mac N’ Cheese restaurant in Cerritos, CA. They are one of the first Mac N’ Cheese restaurants to open up in Southern California. It was a concept that Punita discovered early on in New York and “felt like this was something “we” needed for Southern California” said Punita.
Elbow’s Mac N’ Cheese is a gourmet style quick service restaurant that serves up all types of Mac N’ Cheese, and its affordable. If you’re seriously looking for something delicious then you'll have to try Elbows Mac N’ Cheese, it's worth the drive and I highly recommend it. It’s also worth mentioning that Aj, Punita and their entire staff are always there to service you with a smile. If you’re a Mac lover, you're going to love Elbows Mac N' Cheese, there’s no other place like it.
Ok, lets talk about their entrees, or should I dare say their fabulous and delicious entrees, like their Lobster Mac. My favorite is their Buffalo Wing Mac - Just like you’d expect, the wings were tender and juicy and the mac was rich and creamy. Elbows Mac N’ Cheese has hundreds of mash up’s that can be created right off their build-your-own menu. Elbows Mac N’ Cheese is more than just a restaurant - it’s a true dining experience.
As Punita puts it, “It’s gourmet comfort food for everyone.” All their dishes are made to order and can be made in less then 10 minutes and nothing sits under a heat lamp. A chef with hip culinary attire was serving me up. She gracefully prepared my meal to perfection.
Elbows Mac N’ Cheese also specializes in creating some of the most amazing appetizers, like the “Chip Stick” which is a whole potato, spiral cut, deep-fried and considered by many a novelty. I liked their “Green Bean Fries” they’re battered, deep-fried and come with a spicy cheese and ranch dip.
A couple more favorites to note definitely have to be their “Brochette” and their ever tasty “Mac N’ Cheese Bites” which is Mac N’ Cheese that’s breaded and deep-fried. Am I making you hungry yet, I know I am.
Elbows Mac N’ Cheese doesn’t serve beer and wine at their Cerritos location, but are planning on beer and wine paired with their Mac N’ Cheese at future locations. They do have an assortment of thirst quenching drinks and their soda pops has free refills. They also have a catering service that includes pastas, salads and sandwiches. They provide full service catering for pick up or delivery. So if you’re having festivities, you just might want to give them a call. Tell them I referred you!
Elbows Mac N’ Cheese is located at 11405 South Street, Cerritos, CA right next to Starbucks. They’re open 7 days a week, Elbows Mac N’ Cheese business hours are: Monday - Wednesday 11am-9pm and Thursday - Sunday from 11-10pm. 562-865-9999 fax 562-865-9991
Check out Elbows Mac N’ Cheese!