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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, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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  • 13
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  • 10
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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
A very nice evening

The food was exceptional, the ambiance unique. Sitting in an open air environment (with a roof) with no insects was a very pleasant surprise. The Deep Blue entree was grilled to perfection, and was large enough for two to share for a complete meal. We ordered an appetizer, the seafood ceviche. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Itinerantnomads
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was exceptional, the ambiance unique. Sitting in an open air environment (with a roof) with no insects was a very pleasant surprise. The Deep Blue entree was grilled to perfection, and was large enough for two to share for a complete meal. We ordered an appetizer, the seafood ceviche. It too, was excellent, and too large to consume... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had good food, very good for Belize. the resort is beautiful, we went at night, so can't say much about the view. But I can see how it could be really beautiful during the day. service was good, lobster was fresh, the snapper with sesame oil had way too much sesame. Other than that, it was a great restaurant... More 

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SF
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

If not for the location the rating on this spot would be lower. Part of a very fancy resort, so expensive. We biked from our resort otherwise no point visiting. fish tacos have one person an upset tummy. Desserts were good though.

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Thank SSSingh
Freehold, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Our best meals in Belize were at Mambos. In fact we loved it so much we went there twice. The setting is beautiful and we ate on the outdoor patio. One night had the stuffed grouper which was outstanding and on the second night had the garlic lobster. The waitstaff was excellent. If you're going to Ambergris Caye definitely dine... More 

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Westchester, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We ate at the Mambo Restaurant in our recent visit to Amergris Caye. It was the best service we've had in an upscale restaurant on the Island. The food was creatively prepared but feel slightly short of excellent. I had the lime grouper which was very tasty, but slightly overcooked. The drinks were good, but the pour was a little... More 

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Thank Hanna G
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97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Reputed to be the top restaurant on Ambergris, Mambo food quality falls far short of the five star experience you would have in other top restaurants in S and N America. We ordered pork chops medium and they were incinerated. We had champagne and it arrived warm at the table. I know finding the best ingredients is hard here, but... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This was our 3rd visit to Mambo and we are more impressed each time we dine here. The food, service and atmosphere are excellent. They will pick you up at the dock of your resort and return you when you have finished your dinner. Highly recommend you dine at Mambo when you are on Ambergris Caye! You will be happy... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Mambo was our last dinner before we left. We tried to ride bikes out to temple run tavern but the road was washed out and the mosquitos were in full force. We went back to our villa at la perla to regroup and Mambo was in our food guides so we figured why not, I love Italian and it was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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214 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

With the torrential rain we had been pretty much confined to our resort and it was good to get out. The boat picked us up for the 10 minute choppy ride and we were seated right away. Not crowded. Our server was pleasant and knowledgable. I had a glass of cab and Ann a vodka tonic. Mine a bit harsh.... More 

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Thank remery1513
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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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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: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children

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