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Mambo Seafood

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6697 Hillcroft Street, Houston, TX 77081-4801
+1 713-541-3666
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Established in 1995. Mambo Seafood(R) Restaurants began operating in the...
Established in 1995. Mambo Seafood(R) Restaurants began operating in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods of Southwest and North Houston in the mid 1990's with a menu or varied seafood dishes prepared with the best elements of both traditional and innovative American and Latin seafood cuisines. Grilled, fried and steamed seafood roll out of the kitchens served by the pound "family style" or as individual platters. Mambo Rice is a signature dish that guests always rave about! Mambo Seafood(R) features bars where oysters are freshly shucked while guests enjoy a trademark Mambo Chelada(R) with their favorite ice cold imported or domestic beer. The beautiful and gracious Mambonificas™ provide friendly and cordial service while lively Latin music plays from the Juke Box. Most Mambo Restaurants(R) feature a large comfortable patio for outside dining. Mambo Seafood(R) is not just good, its Mambonifico(R).
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Cheap seafood, cold beers!

Mambo is about having a nice dose of seafood and a cold "Michelada". Calamari is super fresh, thay feature Gator Gar, delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2013
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Little Elm, Texas, United States
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Bellaire, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food was great, service was excellent. Our server was Norayma and she could not have been more accommodating. I had the whole grilled snapper and my son had the fried shrimp...and we were both members of the "clean plate" club. Shrimp fried rice was also great even though it seemed strange on the menu of a Mexican seafood restaurant. Large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you ever crave great seafood you have to go to mambos! It helps they have a fish market set up so you see what you get. Oysters never tasted better! Ceviche is the best!!!! Their fried seafood has amazing flavor!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This place is like a box of chocolates..you never know what you're going to get....today , the food was ok..nothing special but it was ok...on the other hand our waitress was horrible....the table was sticky and we ask her about 6 times for a towel to wipe it down...she was not attentive at all.....we had to ask over and over... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've been to Mambo 5 times now and every time the experience gets worse. Last visit was the tipping point. Previous visit complaints were limited to warm beer and oysters on the half shell not even making it to our table before our main order was finished. This last time started with a waitress that understood ZERO English. She had... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

I've visited Mambo's on 4 occasions with my wife. Most of the customers are usually of Mexican American decent. Today we were the only Caucasian customers that I could see and the place was full. So it is a very popular spot for Mexican Americans since the food is more Mexican style seafood. There's always a lively atmosphere and the... More 

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Little Elm, Texas, United States
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Mambo is about having a nice dose of seafood and a cold "Michelada". Calamari is super fresh, thay feature Gator Gar, delicious!

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DeLand, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The food was great but the place is messy and the service is not too good either! There was a piece of chewed gum stuck to the top of the roll of paper towels on our table - the seats had salad dressing splattered on them and the hot sauce bottle had drippins all over it...we were hungry and tired... More 

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corpus christi,texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by a co-worker who is a Houston native. The food was excellent, and reasonably priced. Wait staff was very polite, but very slow. Could have been because we went on a Saturday night, and the restaurant was very busy. The supposedly "world famous" Mambo rice was nothing more than Chinese-food style shrimp fried rice. It was... More 

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Ocala, FL
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25 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

I ventured to Mambo's because I was told by a local that this place had fresh seafood and an all around good place to eat. I went on a Friday night with my family. The menu was very hard to understand. There were many options of seafood, but most of them were all fried. The side dishes were either fried... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

This is a place that we ate to enjoy the food. It is not a place for ambience unless you enjoy crowds of people, similar to a market. It was close to the hotel we stayed at, so we ended up having dinners here for two evenings in a row. It is cheap, and good food. The place was packed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6697 Hillcroft Street, Houston, TX 77081-4801
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-541-3666

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Description

Established in 1995. Mambo Seafood(R) Restaurants began operating in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods of Southwest and North Houston in the mid 1990's with a menu or varied seafood dishes prepared with the best elements of both traditional and innovative American and Latin seafood cuisines. Grilled, fried and steamed seafood roll out of the kitchens served by the pound "family style" or as individual platters. Mambo Rice is a signature dish that guests always rave about! Mambo Seafood(R) features bars where oysters are freshly shucked while guests enjoy a trademark Mambo Chelada(R) with their favorite ice cold imported or domestic beer. The beautiful and gracious Mambonificas™ provide friendly and cordial service while lively Latin music plays from the Juke Box. Most Mambo Restaurants(R) feature a large comfortable patio for outside dining. Mambo Seafood(R) is not just good, its Mambonifico(R).
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?