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Matachica Resort and Spa | 5 miles North of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
011.501.223.0002
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Ranked #51 of 149 Restaurants in Ambergris Caye
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Campbellsville, Kentucky, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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650 reviews 650 reviews
464 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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Nyack, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We loved every meal we ate and Mambo (and we ate every meal during our stay at Mambo!) Breakfast, lunch and dinner were all spectacular and the cocktails were to die for!

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Bend,OR
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were picked up at our resort, X'tan Ha and wisked away to the beautiful resort where Mambo is located, from there is is all down hill. Feel like I was in an alternet universe from the rest of the reviewers. Our service was down right terrible and the music was the sound track from my 7th grade dance, not... More 

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Lexington, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Loved the food and gracious service. And the setting is beautiful, great place for a romantic dinner.

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Address: Matachica Resort and Spa | 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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