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MAMBO Nuevo Latino

77 Clarence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P5N5, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #1,161 of 2,154 restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Description: The pleasure of entertaining. Taking inspiration from the fiery and aromatic cuisine of Central and South America, MAMBO is big flavors, samba~salsa music, mojito~caipirinhas and a wide array of tasty tapas. The restaurant’s exposed brick walls and bold vibrant colors imbue the main dining area with a truly intimate atmosphere, making it perfect for romantic rendezvous or corporate cocktail receptions. The private room on the lower level is perfect for celebrations, company meetings or product launches. And the newly renovated Mambo rooftop is a destination for those seeking a sound escape at sunset. MAMBO Nuevo Latino brings dynamic nightlife and a vibrant mix of cultures where you’ll wine; dine on a unique mix of Latin influences. Mambo Restaurant carries you through a memorable dining experience, as you live, love and dance with a Latin flair.
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57% Recommend
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Decent food and very good portions. Some of the best-cooked shrimp and scallops I've ever had! Pretty spicy. Staff was helpful and nice.

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hi... I went with my girlfriend on sept 2013 to have dinner... And the food was sooooo freaking good, I haven't tried heaven before, I was like wao... The bill was high but it worth it ... I came back yesterday July 13 2014 ... People???? The food was awful... I asked if they changed chef... And they said "yes... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The value for money at this place is not the greatest. In fact it is very expensive for a very basic chorizo with some lettuce and two small tacos. It's probably one of the lowest value for money places in Ottawa. I have been to many especially in the market area. The service was very slow and we had to... More

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

In a city that is beloved by Foodies, this place is deserving of five stars. The portions are generous. The ingredients are top- notch. The preparation is high quality. Add to the mix the fact that the service is efficient and friendly, and the result is dining pleasure.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Since it was very warm and we weren't in the mood for a heavy meal, we ordered a tapas style platter. It came with hearts of palm, red grapes, orange slices, crackers, pesto spread, black and green olives, bleu, brie and goat cheese. Everything was very fresh and delicious. Plenty for the 2 of us and just perfect for what... More

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Bracebridge, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went to have dinner here on a Friday night as we love Latin food and music. They were playing Latin music when we arrived and then as we were seated they began playing reggae music. When we inquired with our waitress on the music, we were told it was the particular DJ and once his set was done, it... More

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Ontario, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a great surprise! We went for the Sangria's that were recommended by a friend but came out raving about the Tapas. Everything was fresh and tasty with some very cool flavourings. The Sangria was also as good as expected but I can't stop talking about the food.

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Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We went for a 10 p.m. dinner but they were only serving appetizers; with minimal selection. My husband ordered the tacos ($15), he got two, nothing more ... I ordered the nachos at the same price and shared (big plate, all dressed and reasonably tasty). The music was very loud; too loud for a place without a dance floor. The... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Thought this might be a Latin place but same boring restaurant in Ottawa. Do not expect anything Latin besides Nachos. No Latin music either. The roof top view was very good and romantic. Ordered mussels but they were not cooked and didn't open. The server was good enough to remove it from the bill. Nothing to make me want to... More

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Gatineau, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We love this place. We are always looking for the a great combo great food/drinks and awesome music. Its hard to find a place like that. But at Mambo Latino we always find the perfect place to gather with friends, special occasions or just having a drink. Also great place to enjoy modern latin music. I love that.!!! Is always... More

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