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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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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ReadySetGo2016
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

My group of 5 people stayed at a private house down the beach from Mata Chica so we were always looking for a place to eat close by. Mata Chica is a beautiful resort and Mambo is a "must try" restaurant while in Ambergris. Be careful because the prices are in US dollars and it's pricey ($20-$35 per plate). But... More 

Thank Debbie M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This was the best food on Ambergris Caye! We had an intimate birthday dinner and everything we ate was delicious! We had excellent service as well,and a stunning ambience. We tried to go back, but arrived at 5 pm and dinner starts at 6:30 pm. So make reservations so you don't miss out!

Thank Mindy O
Anaheim, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

What an exceptional find on the island of Ambergris Caye. This restaurant is located maybe 5 miles north of San Pedro town. It is in the Mata Chica resort which has a cool Moroccan vibe to it. Nice dock and quaint beach. The Mambo restaurant serves a variety of food that is exceptional. The service was excellent. A little on... More 

Thank SKabel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Came here for my last dinner in Belize. Service was very professional, it was elegant, a bit pricey but delicious. I had the special which was fresh shrimp with garlic and white wine sauce, grilled veggie and coconut rice. Best meal I had in Belize!

Thank Kristina M
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Mambo was a great experience and Amy our server was excellent. The food and atmosphere was great. The only think I would change is to add more upbeat music and have more selections for us to choose from. The place needed a bit more energy along with the sleepy music. The food and service was excellent and please have the... More 

Thank annaandzeb
Toronto, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

I came here for dinner with my husband. We are from canada so you can imagine paying $30us per entree and on top you have to pay 27.5% (tax and service fee) automatically added at the end of your bill. So we had 2 glasses of wine each. I had an appetizer. Each had an entree and my husband ordered... More 

Thank EstieYosh
Austin, Texas
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

After hearing how amazing the food was at Mambo's, we decided to take our golf cart up the bumpy, non-paved road to taste the food and decide for ourselves if the ride was worth it. We were not disappointed! The setting is beautiful - the patio with its view of the surf is cooled by the shade of the palm... More 

Thank CatherineL270
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We celebrated my birthday at Mambo, recommended by our front desk at the hotel. I read another review saying this place was over priced - it's not. The quality and quantity of what you get here, plus the overall setting is easily the best on the island. We shared a home made ravioli appetizer. Fantastic and could have been a... More 

Thank Andy W
Spring, Texas
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant twice during our visit. The food was amazing. Drink selection fabulous. My only complaint would be the servers were a little bit uninterested in paying attention to our table of 6. We had to flag them over for anything we needed. For the price of the dishes I would definitely expect better service. Other then... More 

Thank Jackie P

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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?