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Travelers' Choice2022
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$8 - $8
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American, Bar, Cafe, Hawaiian, Fusion
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 9, 2022 via mobile

We loved the cool island vibes & delicious food! The duck quesadilla was just unreal. Sweet duck with creamy chipotle sour cream to offset with some spice was so unique. The passion fruit tea was a great complement to it.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022 via mobile

Great spot for coffee and a snack. Stopped midday for coffee and a snack. The veggie tapas plate was more than enough with selections for both of us.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

I had the duck burger and my wife had the duck quesadilla. Both amazing!! I'm so glad we found this place.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 31, 2022 via mobile

My boyfriend has been coming for years. Great variety of food for breakfast , lunch and dinner. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. Local art on brightly colored walls. Fajitas, burgers, moco loco.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022 via mobile

Why would you take an 11 hour backroad drive to Hanna when you could just hang out here? Said to be “Best lunch on Maui” and delivers. The crispy duck burger and fajitas and tacos are AMAZING. A day in Paia > a day stuck...in a car.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

Forget standing in line for Pais Fish Market. CafecMomba has fantastic fish tacos. I had the blackened ahi , and my wife had the Market catch. Both were delicious. Very laid back Paia vibe.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 11, 2022 via mobile

We came for lunch and was not disappointed. Nice outdoor open air restaurant with a good atmosphere. Food was very filling and hit the spot. The servicer was friendly and very quick with our orders.If you can find a parking place I highly recommend this...little gemMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 25, 2022 via mobile

We go there every time we are in Maui and the duck burger is excellent. This time, however, the meat was apparently cut with the grain instead of across the grain. Naturally this gave long chewy strands of duck meat instead of short crackling bites....Service was good as usual and we will give it another chance despite the chewy burgersMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 10, 2022 via mobile

When I saw Crispy Duck Fajitas on the menu I was sold, and indeed they were very good! My friend had the pork quesadilla - also good. We shared our luncheons do I can approve the excellent food quality. Also very accommodating staff.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 9, 2022 via mobile

Small family establishment with unique and varied menu including tacos, fajitas, fish, lasagna, burgers,salads, and sandwiches. We had the crispy duck fajitas. A treat served with jalapeños , guacamole,greens,rice,beans and sour cream. Only 8 or 9 tables. All local & fresh ingredients

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 6, 2022

Definitely a local spot with great service and delicious food. We had fish tacos, onion rings, and a great brownie dessert. Not a huge place, but well worth the stop. Try the spicy margarita just for kicks. We did have to show proof of vaccination.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 23, 2021

Cafe Mambo is a laid-back restaurant and bar in Pa'ia! The staff was friendly, good food and reasonable prices. They have great happy hour deals, too.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 21, 2021

We stumbled on this place and were very glad that we gave it a try. The food that my wife and I had was very good. The service was great. The prices were reasonable by local standards.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 3, 2021

Stopped in for lunch and enjoyed it so much we returned the next day for dinner. Scott is very personable and knows his menu. His suggestions were great. The duck fajitas and onion rings are a must try! We also enjoyed blue marlin tacos and...the mambo burger along with the spicy lilikoi margarita. All delicious! This is a fun, casual spot with great food and drink and a cool vibe.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

The restaurant was very clean and the prices were reasonable. However, the food was not so great. We ordered the pork quesadillas which were loaded with grease, so much so that it was pretty soggy. We also ordered the turkey club which had one piece...of lunch meat on the sandwich. We did do takeout but we were disappointed with the food once we got back to our condo.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Yes, Cafe Mambo offers takeout services.

Cafe Mambo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4