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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

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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    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
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
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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228 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Glens Falls, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were a party of 8, including 4 kids (ages 9-13). We had a wonderful meal with very attentive service. I was worried about taking our kids, who sat at their own table, but the staff treated them as they would any other guests. The appetizers and meals were fantastic all around. We had the whole grouper, jerk scallops and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were excited about going here after seeing the reviews. They sent a water taxi to our hotel, which was very helpful. The resort and restaurant is very beautiful and the ambiance is lovely. However, when it came to being seated, they wanted to place us at a table at the front of the restaurant instead of on the side... More 

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had been to the Matachica Resort on a day trip, and were impressed with the "Conde Nast" type setting. so decided to make reservations for my 73rd birthday dinner. We were picked up by boat and delivered to the restaurant, where we waited to be seated. To our surprise and shock, we were not allowed to sit in the... More 

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Londra
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Definitely a step up from all the restaurant in San Pedro. You dine in a large patio surrounded by palm trees and the staff is attentive and courteous. The food is more expensive but definitely worth as extremely fresh and well cooked in interesting combinations. Definitely not to miss!

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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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