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Address: Piazza IX Aprile, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0942 23350
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08:00 - 02:30
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 02:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 03:30
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Taormina has a pounding heart: the Mocambo. Founded in June 1952 by Mr....

Taormina has a pounding heart: the Mocambo. Founded in June 1952 by Mr. Carmelino Fichera, a man whose greatest wish was to create an ideal gathering place for all those who frequented and loved Taormina. He sought to offer his patrons a real temple of amusement and antertainment, yet, also from the comfort of one's armchair, a place to pause, watch and reflect.

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Average bar with a view

So not to stand out, we decided having some drinks and snacks before attending dinner. The drinks were quit alright(though I learned that I do not like Aborol hehe). They gave us... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
Aino C
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Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This bar is definitely the best place in Taormina for people watching. And the Rossinis aren't half bad either. You can stop off for a quick drink on the way to dinner or better still go there afterwards and relax for a couple of hours just watching the world go by. It's opposite the Piazza Aprile so there's always something... More 

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1 Thank ykealy
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

So not to stand out, we decided having some drinks and snacks before attending dinner. The drinks were quit alright(though I learned that I do not like Aborol hehe). They gave us some salty snacks so that was nice. However it was a bit nosy since a group came to play some music and came to collect money though we... More 

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Thank Aino C
Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great people watching spot. Lovely assortment of complimentary nibbles with a good ambience. Good drinks menu and the only place I found where they do weak coffee.

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1 Thank SMK06
Vancouver BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Mocambo Bar is the perfect place to watch the passing parade of Taormina and the price of a drink is really the price of a seat in the the prime spot in the town - and maybe the most fashionable spot in Sicily. Those who would complain about the price of a drink should think about what they would... More 

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1 Thank Claret G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We had lunch here on our first day in Taormina, we just had a sandwich and a beer but it was really good. We returned many evenings for an after dinner drink as it's fabulous for people watching. I always found the staff very friendly and would definitely recommend a visit

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1 Thank Joanne L
Nice, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 590 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Sit outside enjoy the people, atmosphere and the terrace next to the view downhill including the view of the seaside. The cafe is offering some drinks and coffee. The choice of cake, cookies, tart etc. is very poor. The service of our waiter was very poor as well. He was looking grumpy and looked like he was very unsatisfied with... More 

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1 Thank AlsterHamburg
Ernesto D, Direttore at Mocambo Bar, responded to this review
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Mi dispiace, ma forse ha sbagliato bar, come si evince dal nostro listino prezzi, esposto come da normativa sui pubblici... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

We sat here for an ice cream after dinner. He location is fantastic since it is in the centre of the main square in Taormina. He ice cream was on the avarage but the place is quite pricee. 13 Euro for an ice cream.and a water bottle

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Thank Mattia M
Ernesto D, Direttore at Mocambo Bar, responded to this review
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Agosto, vista sulla piazza principale, ottima musica offerta dal nostro piano bar, coppa di gelato da g.350, quale miglior posto... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

A nice bar with a good wine selection and snacks. We paid €30 for drinks and antipasti while a musical duo played in the square in front of us. It was stiflingly hot and the breeze was only slight here but it was a pleasant place to be.

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Thank Retyree
Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014 via mobile

Only bad review in all of Sicily thus far! Unfriendly, unwelcoming staff who missed the Sicilian memo about hospitality. Stale bar snacks. Overpriced cocktails. So many other options people!

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2 Thank kellysmall_21
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762 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Great location and perfect for watching the world go by. Always something to see including a procession of weddings from the nearby church. The bar itself is pleasant enough with good service, plenty of nibbles and reasonable drinks but it's the location which is the real star here.

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Thank GH24

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