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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 12
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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
Good

The service was great! The food was also very good. It was a bit on the expensive side. But nice for a night out. Dress 'beach smart'. Call for a reservation and they send over their boat to pick you up where you are staying

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Everything, starting with the view is lovely! The service was top notch and the food was wonderful! Has a very nice ambiance! We will be back! Great key lime pie!

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Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and I had our first dinner on our vacation here. It was very nice and quiet and romantic. The food was outstanding and the service was great -- attentive without being overbearing. Maybe we have a different viewpoint, but I thought it was very reasonably priced. If you go to Ruth's Chris or 3 Forks in the States... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Another family from X'tan Ha joined us for a night out at Mambo Restaurant. Together we had three young children. The staff was so sweet to them. Our meals were delicious. The atmosphere relaxed, but a tad bit more dressed up was a nice change from the sandy feet dining we had been doing. Mambo is good for both Vegetarians... More 

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Dallas
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Ate here the same night as all 8 of the beauty queens for the Costa Maya Festival. Food and drinks were both great, as was the service.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The service was great! The food was also very good. It was a bit on the expensive side. But nice for a night out. Dress 'beach smart'. Call for a reservation and they send over their boat to pick you up where you are staying

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
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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4 restaurant reviews
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 6 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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?