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“Tapas and Cocktails!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of MAMBO Nuevo Latino

MAMBO Nuevo Latino
77 Clarence Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1P5N5, Canada (Byward Market Area)
613-562-2500
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Ranked #1,203 of 2,222 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Description: The pleasure of entertaining. Taking inspiration from the fiery and aromatic cuisine of Central and South America, MAMBO is big flavors, samba~salsa music, mojito~caipirinhas and a wide array of tasty tapas. The restaurant’s exposed brick walls and bold vibrant colors imbue the main dining area with a truly intimate atmosphere, making it perfect for romantic rendezvous or corporate cocktail receptions. The private room on the lower level is perfect for celebrations, company meetings or product launches. And the newly renovated Mambo rooftop is a destination for those seeking a sound escape at sunset. MAMBO Nuevo Latino brings dynamic nightlife and a vibrant mix of cultures where you’ll wine; dine on a unique mix of Latin influences. Mambo Restaurant carries you through a memorable dining experience, as you live, love and dance with a Latin flair.
Lowville, New York, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Tapas and Cocktails!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

An early evening hunger brought us to Mambo our first night in Ottawa, and cravings brought us back our second afternoon!. Our first night we shared Tapas for dinner: Salsa Verde and chips; Tacos del Norte; and Mare-Calamari; and quite a few Mojito Cubanos.

The Salsa Verde and chips is a must have!

The tacos and drinks were excellent, but it was the Salsa Verde that brought us back again, and the Mojitos that kept us there for a second full serving. Stop by and enjoy the laid back atmosphere, and enjoy the view from the deck and take in all the local night life.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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MAMBOKINKI, Guest Relations Manager at MAMBO Nuevo Latino, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
On behalf of Mambo Restaurant I would like you thank you for the review that you gave us! We appreciate any feedback that we get from our customers and we take what you have to say to heart. As the Guest Relations Manager for Mambo Nuevo Latino Restaurant I am responsible for reporting back to the restaurant owner. I will be passing on your kind words to her! If you would like to chat with her directly she can be reached at kinki.mambotours@gmail.com
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English first
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

This place was great. Good food, good drinks and the rooftop patio is a great place to sit and people watch!

Visited May 2013
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MAMBOKINKI, Guest Relations Manager at MAMBO Nuevo Latino, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
On behalf of Mambo Restaurant I would like you thank you for the review that you gave us! We appreciate any feedback that we get from our customers and we take what you have to say to heart. As the Guest Relations Manager for Mambo Nuevo Latino Restaurant I am responsible for reporting back to the restaurant owner. I will be passing on your kind words to her!
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St. John's, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Spring is the birth of patio season”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Love love love the roof top eating area. Felt very urban and you could see the sprawling market unfolding just like the first signs of life at spring. Food was amazing. Ordered chicken but got beef. It happens! still was amazing! The female server was so sweet and friendly, I think her name was Stephanie! Keep up the great work!! :)

Visited March 2013
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Windsor, Canada
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Dinner and drinks with new friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We enjoyed dinner with new friends from South Africa. They made delicious, original cocktail and good food. More of a Mexican fusion restaurant, not quit authentic but really good. Located in exciting Byward market area in Ottawa. Music was also fantastic.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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MAMBOKINKI, Guest Relations Manager at MAMBO Nuevo Latino, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Hi Arnold, Thank you for your recent review of Mambo restaurant. Your positive experience helps us know we are putting our best foot forward to provide the best in service to our customers and patrons. We are pleased to know you enjoyed our ambience. We always try to include music when we can.Should you visit our restaurants again in the future, please do not hesitate to let us know as it would be our pleasure! Thank you again, Mambo Team mambo.kinki@gmail.com
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Aylmer, Canada
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“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

For months I was trying to think of a special place for my girlfriend's 30th birthday. I could not have chosen a better place than the Mambo. We were a goup of 18 people and are picky when it comes to restaurants. Not often I can say that we all were just amazed by not only the the food but also the service. Being 18 people, some of us order plates which included steaks (I say included since there was a lot more than a steak!) and everyone got theirs cooked to perfection (ranging form medium to rare). Other plates (including tapas) were just excellent. Our server (and one other lady) just added to that special evening by being there most of the night just to ensure we had what ever we needed (funny & and very polite/patient). We have been to the Mambo before for lunches (which is also great) but will definitely consider this place for future events or just a romantic dinner. The private room downstairs is just awsome if you are planning a group dinner.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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