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Mambo Grill & Tapas

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Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
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1024 S. Fulton Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
+1 704-637-0192
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Your neighborhood family restaurant bringing the island flavors to...
Your neighborhood family restaurant bringing the island flavors to Salisbury by serving authentic family recipes. Have your family join our family and experience what it would be like dining at a Cuban home.
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  • 69
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Cuban Food

This is one of our go-to spots for Cuban food. The service is great and the food is phenomenal. The prices are really reasonable. We love the atmosphere. You do have to make reservations for Friday and Saturday nights, as they stay completely packed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Michael W
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Concord
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Drove from Charlotte to visit with family and they picked this restaurant. We found the address, but the restaurant is not there. Web site said they were open. We called the phone number and low and behold found out that they moved and the new location is not open yet. I wish the website gave us that information. Very disappointing.... More 

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Concord
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of our go-to spots for Cuban food. The service is great and the food is phenomenal. The prices are really reasonable. We love the atmosphere. You do have to make reservations for Friday and Saturday nights, as they stay completely packed.

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Thank Michael W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phenomenal! Salisbury hands down has one of the best cuban places around. Service is good, food is fresh and portions are generous for the price.

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Thank muttlover13
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten my share of Cuban food, having resided in Puerto Rico, Miami & the Caribbean for over 24 years! Mambo Grill's food is as good, if not Better than all the rest! A trip to Havana without the expense! And save room for dessert! Tres Leches cake is over the top & a Mojito is a must have!... More 

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Thank Kim J
salisbury nc
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148 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Terrific and authentic Cuban food, served with both friendliness and efficiency. Really big portions, and great prices make it that much better. This restaurant is closing in January to move to a larger location in uptown Salisbury. They will be a huge success there. Could not be much better.

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Thank LotsofStops
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Love Mambo Grill! Fabulous food, friendly staff, small simple setting, and very reasonably priced. Try the Vaca Frita for dinner or anything on the outstanding Sunda brunch menu - it's all good!

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Thank Manamcjo
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Every dish on the menu is delicious and authentic. Excellent black beans too! The wait staff is professional and attentive, plus they remember what you ordered on your last visit. It's one of my favorites!

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Thank Carolyn M
Salisbury, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

As restaurant owners ourselves, we rarely have time to eat out; this is one of three restaurants we frequent in Salisbury because the food is consistently top notch. The restaurant is family owned, and the family is wonderful and accommodating. Four stars instead of five because service can be iffy; we never have the same server twice, so it's possible... More 

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Thank JohnS235098
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I don't know a lot about Cuban food and don't know if I have ever even had it. I do know that I have had a few really excellent meals at Mambo. I love the combination of spicy and sweet. Everything is delicious, take a chance on something, you won't be disappointed. Oh, and the best mijito I have ever... More 

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Thank George P
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109 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Service is horrible! Why should it take an hour to get your dinner! Offering for gluten free very limited and the wait staff does not have a clue! Will never go back! What a let down.

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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

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Your neighborhood family restaurant bringing the island flavors to Salisbury by serving authentic family recipes. Have your family join our family and experience what it would be like dining at a Cuban home.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 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?