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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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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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4 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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?