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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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Chino Hills, Calif
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2013

every meal was great! Stuffed grouper & stuffed snapper were the best! Service is wonderful! Decorations were very island like & the restaurant was very clean.

Thank ginarella
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Ate here as a couple in late July and were glad that we did! The food is pricy, but interesting and well worth it. The ambiance is romantic (we opted to sit outdoors and were glad that we did). Few bugs and more appealing than sitting inside. Used the complimentary water taxi from nearby X'tan Ha Resort to bring us... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Danville, California, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Best food on our entire trip by far. We ended up there for lunch and dinner on the same day. Dinner was over the top good but plan to spend some cash.

Thank ChrisMcCrary
Goodyear, Arizona
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

This place is awesome great food and service every time we went can't say enough good things about it

Thank David G
Red Bluff, California
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

It would have been better if we didn't stay at Matachica. It just got monotonous to be ripped off meal after meal for the same mediocre food.

Thank Ken H
Weehawken, New Jersey
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013 via mobile

Mambo's complimentary boat shuttle picked us up from X'Tan Ha for our one year anniversary dinner. The resort is beautiful - tropical and romantic. The food was delicious - ceviche appetizer, seafood sampler platter with dipping sauces (not something that I would typically order but soooooo good), steak, and flan with macadamia nut ice cream for dessert. Not cheap but... More 

Thank abby5075
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

We stayed at Matachica and had an all inclusive package that included all meals at the Mambo restaurant. There menu offers a large selection at all meals. Vegetables and seafood was so fresh and delicious! Nice wine selection and deliciously yummy cocktails and fresh fruit juices from the bar.

Thank Emily H
Colleyville, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2013

The lobster and the pork chops are to die for! Bring mosquito repellant in the summer months though! Don't leave without trying chocolate soufflé!!

Thank JDTexan
Shiloh, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

I stayed at Matachica for 5 nights, and my in-laws stayed for over a week during the same time period. They said they ate every option on the dinner menu, and none of them would dissapoint. Based on my choices, I would have to agree. My wife and I are both proffesional gourmet cooks, and we were happy. The atmosphere... More 

Thank jimsockz
Topsham, Maine
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

We probably ate 10 meals at Mambo over the course of our stay at Matachica. The continental breakfast was far superior to that mental image of a continental breakfast in your head right now. Fresh fruit, homemade yogurt, fry jacks, etc. The dinner menu is filled with wonderful options. The chef is skilled in preparation and presentation. Proteins cooked to... More 

Thank MaineBeancounter

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?