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“Fabulous Food & Great Atmosphere!”
Review of Mambo Restaurant

Mambo Restaurant
Ranked #57 of 242 Restaurants in Ambergris Caye
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 3, 2017

Mambo is one of our favorite restaurants when we visit San Pedro! From the Private Boat pick-up to the amazing food on the beautiful resort.... great atmosphere is a given!
We had a large group of 13. Jose Carlo Godoy was our server and he did a great job! Some of the amazing entrees we enjoyed were the Lime Grouper, Stuffed Grouper, Deep Blue, & Seared Scallops...if you love fresh seafood, Mambo will not disappoint! To close our dinner we shared the Chocolate Souffle & Key Lime Pie. Both were delicious!

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Thank JenMeaux
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Reviewed May 10, 2017

Went twice on golf carts for lunch, food was fantastic, service very good, helpful. Place a cool vibe, beaches and pool looked wonderful!

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Reviewed April 28, 2017

I had high hopes for this place. While Mambo gets my vote for ambiance and service, the food here was the worst we had during our stay in San Pedro. We were staying at a resort pretty far north of town and we wanted to try a restaurant that was within walking distance. We picked Mambo because of the excellent reviews, and the menu looked delicious.

For an appetizer we got the firery mango caramelized shrimp. There were 4 shrimps on the plate, but mostly tomatoes and red onion. I didn't taste any mango and there was nothing caramelized about this dish. For an entree I ordered the Jerk Scallops but was very disappointed. The scallops were rubbery and the jerk seasoning just tasted like allspice. It was served with plantain guacamole which had a mushy banana consistency and no flavor. The weirdest thing to me was that this dish also came with a whole banana on the side. It wasn't cooked or seasoned. Someone just peeled a banana and put it on the plate with scallops. It would have made more sense to me if they served it with a plantain. My husband had the Crab Stuffed Grouper. They happened to be out of grouper that night so they gave him snapper. It was very average. For dessert we tried the pineapple cream pie which was pretty good, but nothing to rave about. I overheard several couples complimenting the servers on how wonderful their food was. Did we order the wrong thing? What really bothered me is that this place is expensive. We paid about $150 US for mediocre food.

The atmosphere here really is wonderful. I would come back and enjoy a drink at the bar, but next time I'd skip dinner.

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Thank nanimele
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

On our last night in Belize we, the entire family of 9 went to Mambo's for dinner. We were picked up by a van and driven to the far north side of the island. It is located at the Matachica Resort. We were seated under the stars where we received excellent service and food. All they do not offer a children's menu, they do offer a selection for the young ones. After dinner they will get you home via van or water taxi. This is well worth the time and money.

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Thank Rodney A
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Reviewed April 6, 2017

The crab stuffed grouper was amazing, and our server Jose Argueto did a great job.
We like the convenience of having their boat come and pick us up at our resort & deliver us back after dinner.

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Thank karenevans12
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