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Mambo Restaurant

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Mata Chica resort North ambergris caye | 5 miles North of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This place is a hidden gem! Loved it. Food and service were top notch and the place itself? wow. just finely decorated and we relaxed there all night, played pool, walked around, sat around the outside seating etc... practically did not want to leave. Just move in and live there. One of the best restaurants in our entire trip to... More 

Thank Michael S
Ballwin, Missouri
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We enjoyed an exceptional dinner at this restaurant. The food selection was outstanding, only to be outdone by the service. The waitstaff literally ran from kitchen to table, slowing only to avoid a collision with the table. They were extremely courteous and helpful with the menu choices. The extras were noticeable: Cloth napkins; bread and olive oil; and (the rarest... More 

Thank SirJohn2014
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Three of us are staying at a house not far from Mambo, and we decided to go for dinner - so glad we did. Food was excellent, service was attentive (thanks Alfredo!), and the atmosphere was delightful. My husband had the filet mignon, my friend had the Coconut Seafood special, and I had the Slow roasted Lime Grouper. All were... More 

Thank Marjorie D
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is tucked away at the Matachica Resort on North Ambergris Caye. They were to pick us up in a boat but the wind was too high so a cab arrived for us. The road to this resort is VERY bumpy but the dinner made the trip worthwhile! Matachica is a honeymoon resort, so the mood at Mambo was... More 

Thank ViviennetheJavaQueen
Nederland, Colorado
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I think we are an exception and did not get as good service. But, they tried. I could see the potential. They offerd a complimentary boat ride from our resort, and then cancelled it and never told us. We waited 45 minutes before we finally got a van to the restaurant. When we got there, they were surprised that we... More 

Thank Ryan R
New York City, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The setting and service were top-notch and we very much appreciated the pick-up from our hotel. The waitstaff went above and beyond, and the wine selection was superb.

Thank foodietraveler9
Granbury, Texas
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have been to Matachica Resort 4 or 5 times for dinner. We have never stayed at the resort. I called the main number for dinner reservations. I was told to call the restaurant's number. I made dinner reservations for 4. I was told the van would pick us up at the airport. I inquired about the water taxi and... More 

Thank tom b
Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, peaceful, elegant yet casual dinner this week at Mambo. We walked down the beach from our rental home with our 16 and 18 year old kids and enjoyed excellent food and service in a beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. My daughter ordered the seafood extravaganza "Deep Blue", my husband had the crabmeat stuffed snapper, my son had the surf and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I ordered non alcohol strawberry daiquiri and shrimp fajita. They are awesome. The staff is really friendly and helpful. He even bring me spicy sauce as I love spicy food. The restaurant decor is really comfy and next to the beach, relax atmosphere with great blue ocean view.

Thank indie_dive
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I had the Slow Roasted Lime Grouper and my wife ordered Grilled Belizean Lobster. I cannot describe how good both of these dishes were and the service was outstanding. Expensive but well worth the money. Note: Menu prices are in USD not Belize $$ which surprised us but we were so satisfied we didn't care. Would have skipped the wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, International, South American
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?