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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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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:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Bogota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 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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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 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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Houston, Texas
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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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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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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