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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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Weehawken, New Jersey
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60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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
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
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
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 

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Topsham, Maine
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
Santa Monica, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2013

We were recommended this restaurant by many people and decided to have the girls night dinner here. We called very early and asked if they could accomodate a group of 25. They told us no problem, but that the tables would be split up and we agreed. When the boat came to pick us up, they didnt mention that they... More 

Thank JANicholas
Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2013

This restaurant was at our resort (Matachika) and we eventually ventured out to other places for lunch, but it was to good to pass up dinner here! Service was slow at times, but not bad. We ended up eating 6 nights for dinner and 2 lunches here. We have eaten at many nice places around the world and this place... More 

Thank Cody D
Kansas City, Missouri
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We stayed at the resort so we ate here a lot. I tried everything from the red snapper to the pork chops, coconut crusted chicken, ravioli...all excellent. I wouldn't order the filet mignon again though. Just didn't taste like the steak I'm used to eating. Others at my table thought it was fine though.

Thank vegabay
Houston, Texas
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2013

We did not stay at the resort, but it is truly lovely. However, our experience with the restaurant was less than great. Our first visit was outstanding. We walked over from our house and found that the restaurant didn't open until 6:30 but the bar staff said we could get snacks and drinks. We had the gazpacho, guacamole and salsa.... More 

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Matachica, Owner at Mambo Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your posting. With respect to the issue of service charge, we clearly indicate on our menus that a service charge is automatically added to your bill. This is very typical of the vast majority of restaurants and hotels in Belize and no additional gratuity is expected. With respect to the torn bills, while you might find... More 

Boston, MA
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2013

We were staying nearby at the Portofino resort and decided to try another restaurant. We enjoyed Mambo so much that we dined there twice. The pecan crusted chicken was delicious! Everything we ordered was good. The service was very good also.

Thank Maverick325

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Caribbean, Seafood, Central American, International, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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?