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Mambo Grill & Tapas

Chicken Wings, Tea Room, Guatemalan, Cuban
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1024 S. Fulton Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
+1 704-637-0192
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best in Salisbury

Great food, super friendly staff, and Mambo lounge next door with draft beer, Stuffed plantain is excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Mike Z
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Alameda, California, United States
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Concord, North Carolina
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179 reviews 179 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Friends suggested this location and since I had not eaten Cuban food, decided to give it a try. Parking is not very large and nothing fancy as you look at it. Server was friendly and drinks came quickly. Looked over the menu, asked some questions and ordered cuban chicken with black beans, rice and fried bananas. My plate was full... More 

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Alameda, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Great food, super friendly staff, and Mambo lounge next door with draft beer, Stuffed plantain is excellent

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charlotte
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168 reviews 168 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I got the feeling that we were in a sleezy place here. We like Cuban food. The food is neither great or good. The staff does not impress me. It is expensive for Salisbury and what you get. The restaurant is located in a very bad part of town. I was not even comfortable parking in front of the store... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Mambo gets busy at prime dining times so reservations prevent waiting. But the food is worth a wait. A couple veggie options keep all tastes satisfied. Great atmosphere, friendly servers, and a good bar make for an enjoyable meal at descent prices. Enjoy a handmade Mojito or a Chilean Stout with plantains and rice. Off the beaten path in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Wonderful restaurant, the food was exquisite, the beer was phenomenal and the company was second to none. A must see when in Salisbury NC..... 👍

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants in town. They have recently added a Sunday brunch menu with some new dishes.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Guys, if you you know what authentic Spanish food tastes like - insert best in class Cuban in Miami or PR / DR in NYC - and you have been searching since relocating to the Charlotte area, then look no further! My family and I have traveled ~ 45 mins to have dinner here many times over the years and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Off the beaten path in Salisbury NC, we discovered a hidden treasure!!! The food was phenomenal! The atmosphere was friendly & warm & inviting! The staff & service was excellent! We arrived without a reservation on one of the busiest nights of the year, and they graciously found room for 2 weary travelers. We highly recommend you venture off the... More 

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had been wanting to try the Mambo Grill after speaking with several friends. Found myself in Salisbury this morning and even though it was early (11:00 AM) I ordered the "Tropical Sampler" Lots of delicious bites especially the "Mini Yucca Temptation" on my plate. Outstanding ! I'll definitely go back. The chance to eat authenic Cuban is limited to... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

At the recommendation of the server, I enjoyed the Temptacion Ropa Vieja and Crema Catalana. Delicious meal, great atmosphere, it appears not many people have discovered this gem, or perhaps it was because it was early Wednesday evening. I'll be returning! :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1024 S. Fulton Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +1 704-637-0192

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chicken Wings, Tea Room, Guatemalan, Cuban
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?