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“Romantic setting, ok food”
Review of Mambo Restaurant

Mambo Restaurant
Ranked #54 of 234 Restaurants in Ambergris Caye
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The food was good, but not amazing. Italian inspired, with a lot of seafood. The setting is very nice and romantic.

Thank ceneri
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We ate a Mambo twice a day for our three nights staying at Mata Chica. Service was very friendly and professional. The much hailed lobster was very good --- but only available on one of the three nights. Other dishes were missing from the menu most nights. Quality of ingredients was quite high, as was presentation, but the dishes as a whole nevertheless often missed the mark. Overall, quite acceptable, without being quite the culinary feast the restaurant seems to present itself as.

Thank W S
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

My family and I visited the Mambo restaurant at the Matachica resort on New Year's Day. We were able to book with no problem and were told that we would be picked up by boat as the restaurant was 5 miles north of San Pedro and not easily accessible by road. The boat picked us up from our hotel dock on time and we travelled to another hotel where we waited for quite a while for a party that did not turn up, or had changed their minds. I'd say that that was the only downside of the night!

The boat ride was special in itself, it was such a clear night and out in the open sea with the boat lights off the view of the stars was spectacular!

When we arrived at the Matachica resort it was a short walk to e restaurant where we were asked to wait in a lovely waiting area. Our waiter collected us once our table was ready, and it was decorated with sea shells and a sandy beach on the shelf behind us. The waiter was very attentive and the service was great. We found the wine list to be quite extensive compared to other restaurants in the area and the food was amazing. I had the caprese salad and the pecan crusted chicken, which I had to get boxed up because I was so full!

There was no wait to get the boat home, so they seem to have sorted this out following previous reviews. The boat was ready for us as soon as we had paid. On the boat ride on the way home we saw a huge half moon which was just incredible and lots more stars.

I would definitely recommend Mambo, particularly on a clear night for the journey!

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Thank Packandtravel
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We enjoyed a great dinner here with some great friends. Everything was fantastic from the food to the servers to the atmosphere. Have recommended it other island travelers several times all ready. Our resort from down the beach called and made the reservation for us. A boat from Matachica picked us up right from our dock and delivered us back when we were finished. Nice relaxing time.

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Thank JohnandRobin2011
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Our dinner was for 2, with 2 beverages and a shared dessert. Almost $200 for what was just okay food. The ambiance is nice, but not that nice.

Thank DRezAUS
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