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Mambo Restaurant

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Mata Chica resort North ambergris caye | 5 miles North of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
011.501.223.0002
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Do not eat here

Maybe because it was Sunday and the regular chef had the day off.... But the food was horrible. The staff was cranky and not helpful. The food was cold and not cooked properly. And it was relatively expensive compare to other fabulous restaurants in the area. With many places to choose from... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
vacationquest
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New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Maybe because it was Sunday and the regular chef had the day off.... But the food was horrible. The staff was cranky and not helpful. The food was cold and not cooked properly. And it was relatively expensive compare to other fabulous restaurants in the area. With many places to choose from, you are much better for opting to go... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant will send a water taxi to pick you up and return you to your resort. The service was terrific, and the atmosphere...well, it was a dining experience. Unique and beautiful...surrounded by the sea and stars. Food and service was as expected at this high end resort...wonderful. When I mentioned I had not had any fresh coconut all week,... More 

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Montauk, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Continuing on our 10 day vacation in San pedro belize....we heard about mambo's at the Matachica resort. You get there by complimentary boat ride, which we thought was neat. Pick up was at 7:10 at the pier...and off we went. It was windy but beautiful. Arrival at the resort and up to the restaurant. Again beautiful. Fried calamari...good...hubby ordered filet... More 

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Campbellsville, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Our concierge at Las Terrazas recommended Mambo restaurant to us. You can make a reservation and Mambo will send a water taxi to pick you up and return you to your resort on Ambergris Caye. It was a beautiful evening, the food has Italian influences and was delicious. I highly recommend the ravioli appetizer (although it could easily serve as... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The service here is so friendly and attentive, and the food is amazing! We were staying at another small resort further north, and came to Matachica twice during the week to eat at the Mambo restaurant. Both times we were privileged to have the same server, Amy, and she did a wonderful job. The mixed drinks were very good (the... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

So very sorry to be sharing negative thoughts on this restaurant. We wanted a special dinner for our end-of-vacation celebration so made reservations there even though they required US $25 per person for our party of 6. I specifically asked to be seated outside at the time I made the reservation and was assured we would be. When we arrived... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at the resort via courtesy boat at 7:30pm. It took them until 9pm (they close at 9pm)to finally serve our food which was cold and the chicken was tough. Waitress was not very attentive. She never offered drink refills. She almost forgot to take my sons order and then forgot to bring one of our entrees. We were told... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Mambo serves very fresh seafood prepared a variety of different ways, served by very friendly and attentive wait staff in an open air pavillion. The restaurant picked us up and brought us back by water taxi as a courtesy service.

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San Pedro, Belize, Belize
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If your staying North of Ambergris Caye this is one of the must visit places. A wicked cool ambiance and highly professonal service, there's no mistake how exceptional they are. I recommend you go for dinner. And the food, what can I say, it's close to perfection! All in all one of the best dinners I've have ever had in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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660 reviews 660 reviews
474 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We loved the complimentary sunset boat ride from the pier at San Pedro waterfront to the Matachica Beach Resort about five miles north of town, and then seeing all those stars on the way back. The restaurant had our reservation for thirty people, but it nevertheless took about twenty minutes for them to set up for us. The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mata Chica resort North ambergris caye | 5 miles North of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye
  • Phone Number: 011.501.223.0002

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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