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MAMBO Nuevo Latino

77 Clarence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P5N5, Canada (Byward Market Area)
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Ranked #1,179 of 2,170 Restaurants in Ottawa
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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English first
Syracuse, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Markham, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I ordered the three tacos lunch plate, it was probably the smallest tacos I have ever had. The price was $14 for this rather poor meal. The chicken was bad, shredded and so dry and overly cooked that the sour cream didn't help. The meal did not come with a salad so the plate was just three appetizer-sized tacos, they... More

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Syracuse, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

After a long day at the National Gallery, we were heading back to our car and stopped in Mambo Nuevo Latino for a drink on the patio. Great service and a nice margarita, but the best part was our waiter (I think his name was Henri) who was just so friendly and fun to talk to. We learned a lot... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
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120 reviews 120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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