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“A charming cafe to eat in Paia”
Review of Cafe Mambo

Cafe Mambo
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Ranked #8 of 41 Restaurants in Paia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $8
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Located on the charming Baldwin Avenue in Paia, Cafe Mambo has a few vegetarian options. Their falafel is more like potato cake, but overall the food was good and the quantity was reasonable. The ambiance and service is great.

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Thank Hubbleflow
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We eat here two or three times a year and keep coming back because the slow cooked Kalua pulled pork was so extraordinary 3-4 years ago. But the last 3 visits or so have been disappointing in that the pork just doesn't burst with flavor like it did before. It comes as a special with rice and a small salad ($13) or a fajita ($17). The fajita choice for one person is plenty of food and can feed 2 people with average appetites - just ask for a couple extra tortillas. They do offer the fajita dishes for two (Kalua pork $33, crispy duck $35 etc.). The Maui beef hamburger ($13) we had was very good, and they have draft beer with a small but representative selection.

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Reviewed November 28, 2013

We tried to go to 3 other restaurants in Paia for lunch the day we were there, but they were all packed and without an available table. We decided to wander down Baldwin Ave to see what we could find, and the first place we came upon was Cafe Mambo. It was bright and cheery with a large, interesting menu -- and they had a table or two available! We got a table right in front of the open window -- great breeze, fun people watching. The artwork on the walls was cool and kept us engaged while we waited for our meals. Our espresso drinks were great and came right away. Between the three of us we had the duck salad, the falafel sandwich and the cinnamon chicken entree -- and it was all so good that we all shared with each other. For those 3 meals plus 2 espresso drinks it was about $50. I would definitely recommend Cafe Mambo to anyone in Paia.

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Thank RachelinKabul
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We stopped I for lunch and sat at the bar. Our server was very friendly. We both had salads (Kalua pig and steak) which were very good. Very casual.

Thank Moose1422
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on the recommendation in Maui Revealed. Not sure what the hype is about. Food was mediocre. Burgers were fine, but a restaurant that screws up salad (wilty and just greens) and French fries (bottom of the batch, pre-fried, then re-fried = hard and dry) does not deserve an "Ono"!

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Thank quitobound
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