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Mambo Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
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194 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6054
+1 860-444-6400
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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New London, Connecticut
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our family knows spanish style food, and this is the real deal. Very good portions so you can share, everything is freshly made and tasty.

Thank n9
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A nice deck, though the music and conversation from the bar next door are quite audible...and a passing train can startle you. The beer selection is limited but typical of for a Spanish-oriented eatery. I had the Paella and it was tasty, especially with the yellow plantains. Portion was very generous. Attentive wait staff.

Thank John P
Waterford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very good food, but service is terrible. Waited for a very long time for someone to come over and take a drink order and actually bring it over. Then asked for the check three times and, then went in to get it because nobody brought it out. Could be a great place, but staff needs training.

Thank miherter
Forked River, New Jersey
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95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

I am not a person that eats a lot of Spanish food but went here with a few friends to give it a try. Food was delicious, portions were large. Prices are very reasonable. For authenticity my friends who were with me were Hispanic and all said the food was delicious and authentic. The staff was very friendly and the... More 

Thank thratko
New London
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

Not only does this place have amazing authentic Spanish food but it is extremely reasonable with its pricing and if you stay late enough you will find yourself enjoying some fantastic dancing!

Thank jmmalerba
Kinderhook, New York
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Looking for a walkable lunch spot from the harbor, we took a risk, since no menu was posted in the window, and we weren't sure what to expect. We were a bit early for Saturday lunch... the place was empty, which always makes me uneasy. But we were greeted and subsequently charmed by Ambiorix, a member of the family that... More 

1 Thank Eva B
New London, Connecticut
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

The food is authentic, I'll give them that. The drink service is slow on the deck and the waiter was easily distracted. He spent most of his time chatting it up at the bar. We would have stayed for more drinks if he'd come back.

Thank Jennifer F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Food it's awesome, the place it's always clean and the employees are wonderful. Ask for Raquel or Anthony, they always make my visit incredible...

Thank Anthony O
New London, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2015

Great place to be if you like Spanish music! Very friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere, have bands sometimes and great drinks for affordable price. Best spot in New London for young crowd!

Thank Varlyte
New London, Connecticut
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181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

The food is authentic and you feel like you are a member of the family upon your very first visit. The tripleta and the mofongo are yummy! The new addition is even better, highly encouraged to eat here when in new london!

2 Thank Unclesogg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Bar, Spanish, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194 Bank St, New London, CT 06320-6054
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-444-6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?