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“Good Oysters, bad everything else.”
Review of Mambo Seafood

Mambo Seafood
Ranked #1,433 of 8,312 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Description: Established in 1995. Mambo Seafood(R) Restaurants began operating in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods of Southwest and North Houston in the mid 1990's with a menu or varied seafood dishes prepared with the best elements of both traditional and innovative American and Latin seafood cuisines. Grilled, fried and steamed seafood roll out of the kitchens served by the pound "family style" or as individual platters. Mambo Rice is a signature dish that guests always rave about! Mambo Seafood(R) features bars where oysters are freshly shucked while guests enjoy a trademark Mambo Chelada(R) with their favorite ice cold imported or domestic beer. The beautiful and gracious Mambonificas™ provide friendly and cordial service while lively Latin music plays from the Juke Box. Most Mambo Restaurants(R) feature a large comfortable patio for outside dining. Mambo Seafood(R) is not just good, its Mambonifico(R).
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 or we could not figure out what they were. Our waitress was not helpfull at all. We ordered the calamari appetizer, which we never received. I ordered a combination platter, which consisted of fried fish, shrimp, stuffed crab, and spanish rice. The shrimp and fish were soaked in oil. I tried it, but it was not good and I could not eat it. My husband ordered the raw oysters, and they were delicious and big. We were never asked if we wanted something else to replace the meal that we tried to send back. I will never return to this establishment and do not recomment it.

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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 for both nights. The service was fast and decent, but it would definitely help if we could speak some Spanish here. Come here only if you enjoy fresh and cheap seafood. I would not take my date here under any circumstances. If you like to have some ambience, go to the Goode seafood restaurant.

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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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Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile
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Reviewed April 19, 2015
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