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MAMBO Nuevo Latino

Byward Market Area
Tapas
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77 Clarence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P5N5, Canada
613-562-2500
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The pleasure of entertaining. Taking inspiration from the fiery and...
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good service

We dropped in to listen to the jazz ensemble. Unfortunately the sound system was not working. Sound technician was frustrated with the arrangements and so were the clients. Expectations to serve good food, sizzling drinks and smooth jazz maybe too much for management?

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2014
court2569
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I ordered the shrimp tapa and chorizo poutine from Mambo. It arrived on time but I was very disappointed. There were 5 shrimp with no sauce and some pitas, when I specifically asked for a little extra sauce. The chorizo poutine was lukewarm, and the cheese curds were stale. No effort here, maybe just for delivery but regardless, I'm surprised... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I just wanted to pass along how pleased we were with our birthday celebration on Saturday night. I was very happy to see how the rooms were set up and the screen in place on our arrival. Everyone was very complimentary about the food (I think you will have some new customers!) and the music had everyone dancing all night.... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Less than average restaurant, the setup is fine, the food average to poor, had dinner on NYE the food was poor according to the occasion Fortunately the personnel is very very kind and helpful Overall experience a bit disappointing

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A good friend of mine referred me to this restaurant and I couldn't be happier! The staff was very fast and friendly, which was a HUGE plus! We ordered Tacos del Norte and Rollos de Pollo and everything was delicious! Great place for a romantic date. Completely exceeded my expectations! Highly recommended!

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We dropped in to listen to the jazz ensemble. Unfortunately the sound system was not working. Sound technician was frustrated with the arrangements and so were the clients. Expectations to serve good food, sizzling drinks and smooth jazz maybe too much for management?

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Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were there on a nice warm day and the front windows were open. After sitting down and ordering, a staff member decided to clean the bar, which was near our table. Instead of spraying the cleaning product onto the cloth, she sprayed the cleaning solution into the air, aiming at the bar, however, because the front windows were open,... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We strolled through the Byward Market to find a place to celebrate our wedding anniversary, only to find most places full with an hour's wait minimum. We had tapas & drinks in mind so stepped into Mambo Nuevo Latino despite the tepid reviews we had seen on Tripadvisor. Whatever poor reviews we had read, they did not apply this time.... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

For Mexican food it was OK. We ate the nachos and they could have done better with the cheese. A bit dry for my taste,

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Fairmont, West Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My family went to dinner Sunday evening in late August. Even with reservations, the place wasn't hard to get into, nor particularly busy which I found surprising. I'd try to get on the top deck / patio. It gives you a nice view of the market and kind of removes you from the hubub at street level. The place also... More 

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Kanata, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I decided to enjoy their roof top terrace for lunch. Service Border line non existent. The server was in such a foul mood. She didn't say a word to us. Dropped the menus, and water on the table. The table of 3 beside us left because of her surly attitude. Corrine if you are having a bad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 Clarence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P5N5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa>  > Byward Market Area
  • Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
  • Phone Number: 613-562-2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?