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Mambo Seafood

6697 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77081-4801
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Ranked #2,712 of 7,232 Restaurants in Houston
Cuisines: Seafood
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- Sep 14, 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2008

If you are in the mood for an authentic mexican atmosphere this is the place! My husband is Mexican and this is the only place he will eat when we visit Houston. The seafood is cooked to perfection. The Michelada is awesome! Great place for a couple or families.

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