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Mambo Restaurant

Mata Chica resort North ambergris caye | 5 miles North of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, International, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Mata Chica resort North ambergris caye | 5 miles North of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Mambo's complimentary boat shuttle picked us up from X'Tan Ha for our one year anniversary dinner. The resort is beautiful - tropical and romantic. The food was delicious - ceviche appetizer, seafood sampler platter with dipping sauces (not something that I would typically order but...More

Thank abby5075
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We stayed at Matachica and had an all inclusive package that included all meals at the Mambo restaurant. There menu offers a large selection at all meals. Vegetables and seafood was so fresh and delicious! Nice wine selection and deliciously yummy cocktails and fresh fruit...More

Thank Emily H
Reviewed July 3, 2013

The lobster and the pork chops are to die for! Bring mosquito repellant in the summer months though! Don't leave without trying chocolate soufflé!!

Thank JDTexan
Reviewed June 18, 2013

I stayed at Matachica for 5 nights, and my in-laws stayed for over a week during the same time period. They said they ate every option on the dinner menu, and none of them would dissapoint. Based on my choices, I would have to agree....More

Thank jimsockz
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We probably ate 10 meals at Mambo over the course of our stay at Matachica. The continental breakfast was far superior to that mental image of a continental breakfast in your head right now. Fresh fruit, homemade yogurt, fry jacks, etc. The dinner menu is...More

Thank MaineBeancounter
Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by many people and decided to have the girls night dinner here. We called very early and asked if they could accomodate a group of 25. They told us no problem, but that the tables would be split up and...More

Thank JANicholas
Reviewed June 11, 2013

This restaurant was at our resort (Matachika) and we eventually ventured out to other places for lunch, but it was to good to pass up dinner here! Service was slow at times, but not bad. We ended up eating 6 nights for dinner and 2...More

Thank Cody D
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed at the resort so we ate here a lot. I tried everything from the red snapper to the pork chops, coconut crusted chicken, ravioli...all excellent. I wouldn't order the filet mignon again though. Just didn't taste like the steak I'm used to eating....More

Thank vegabay
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We did not stay at the resort, but it is truly lovely. However, our experience with the restaurant was less than great. Our first visit was outstanding. We walked over from our house and found that the restaurant didn't open until 6:30 but the bar...More

2  Thank AffieMom
Matachica, Owner at Mambo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your posting. With respect to the issue of service charge, we clearly indicate on our menus that a service charge is automatically added to your bill. This is very typical of the vast majority of restaurants and hotels in Belize and...More

Reviewed June 3, 2013

We were staying nearby at the Portofino resort and decided to try another restaurant. We enjoyed Mambo so much that we dined there twice. The pecan crusted chicken was delicious! Everything we ordered was good. The service was very good also.

Thank Maverick325
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Is there a dress code
June 8, 2016|
Response from joanne516 | Reviewed this property |
I suppose this is to late, but no, there is no dress code, some people were dressed up, and some were casual, (Jeans / shorts)
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When does the Lobster Festival start and end??
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mata Chica resort North ambergris caye | 5 miles North of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize Cayes  >  Ambergris Caye
  • Phone Number: 011.501.223.0002
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