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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere

We visited Mambo on our last night in San Pedro and thought the atmosphere and service were wonderful! Free shuttle service from the resort to the restaurant in a water taxi was also a great perk! Food was good..definitely recommend the curry shrimp and chocolate molten cake.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Brittmh
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
Springfield, Missouri, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This restaurant not only served fantastic food, but had a great setting and atmosphere. After a quick boat ride from our house, the ambiance and seating on the dock leading to the restaurant was great. The tables were spaced such that our group was intimate, but felt we had space from other patrons dining. Food and drinks were fantastic, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

My family dined at Mambo while on vacation and it was excellent. Our evening started with a relaxing, moonlit boat ride to the restaurant, courtesy of Mambo. The restaurant was absolutely beautiful, and the waitstaff was very professional. We enjoyed every dish, especially the lobster and grouper. The desserts were exceptional and we all loved the chocolate cake. We tried... More 

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Bogota
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It was so dark we had to use our cel phone lights to reas the menu. The food was not special at all and service was a little less formal than expected for what is supposed to be a fine dining experience. It is fun to be taken there on their boat but the food does not meet expectations.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stayed at the Matachica so we ate here a few times. Breakfasts were great but lunches and dinners were just ok. Most of the time they had good flavor, but were overcooked or oversauced. The one exception was when we went fishing and the chef prepared our fish a variety of ways. That lunch was really good.

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Glens Falls, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took a short complimentary boat ride from our resort south of the restaurant stopping along the way to pick up other people at additional resorts and landed in a very zen like romantic setting. We arrived with a number of other adult couples from other resorts and I was concerned about all of us arriving for dinner at once.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited Mambo on our last night in San Pedro and thought the atmosphere and service were wonderful! Free shuttle service from the resort to the restaurant in a water taxi was also a great perk! Food was good..definitely recommend the curry shrimp and chocolate molten cake.

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is within the beautiful Matachita hotel. Food is excellent and especially loved the Gazpacho and pizza with seafood. Definitely worth a visit.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We spent a dinner here with friends while staying at Las Terrazas. Their free boat shuttle picked us up at our resort and we enjoyed a very nice moonlit ride to the Matachica dock. The restaurant is located at the end of the dock and has a wonderful island vibe to it.....great atmosphere. They had a nice wine selection and... More 

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Service is SPOT ON. Always perfect timing and everything delivered with a smile. Food, tasty. Very tasty. The menu is fabulous and worth the price.

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Lewes, Delaware, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

We are staying at Grand Caribe Resort (wonderful!) and wanted to go to Mambo for dinner. Our lovely front desk person made our reservation and we were told that the restaurant' complimentary shuttle would pick us up at our dock at 7:10. Beware....if you do not like a fast small, uncovered boat rides, at night do not go on this... More 

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

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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: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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