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6697 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77081-4801
+1 713-541-3666
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11:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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208 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food at this venue, with courteous staff. My friends started with the fried calamari, which is not one of my choices, so I opted for the seafood soup along with the crackers, always a safe option. Between the three of us, we had a plate of fried fish basket with fries, shrimp with the fried rice and chicken with... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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614 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 731 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Two adults visited for lunch about 11:30 on a Saturday while on vacation. Friendly, enthusiastic servers greeted us at the door and invited us to choose our seating (tables, booths, bar counter, large patio). This restaurant is very casual, similar to a diner but with a coastal Latin/Mexican feel. It seemed to be popular with local residents. Fresh seafood is... More 

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Houston, Texas
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150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It's close to our office so great for lunch. Good value, and really tasty food. My usual of fish and rice is easy and filling. An ample portion for lunch comes with bread and side sauce choices. Yummy, quick and friendly. Always crowded which is a good sign.

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Thank Cav_on_tour_13
Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2015

A different angle on Fried Fish Restaurant....My girls and I have been to Mambos several times....We have never had a bad meal and we always go home with left overs. Everything on the menu is cheap and the plates come loaded with food. The fish has a clean fresh taste to it and the Manbo rice is fantastic.

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Thank Marioliii
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the bacon wrapped grilled shrimp! I'll be back. Great find. Very busy on the weekends. Super popular Mexican flair.

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Thank rpkemble
Bellaire, Texas
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Food was great, service was excellent. Our server was Norayma and she could not have been more accommodating. I had the whole grilled snapper and my son had the fried shrimp...and we were both members of the "clean plate" club. Shrimp fried rice was also great even though it seemed strange on the menu of a Mexican seafood restaurant. Large... More 

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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

If you ever crave great seafood you have to go to mambos! It helps they have a fish market set up so you see what you get. Oysters never tasted better! Ceviche is the best!!!! Their fried seafood has amazing flavor!

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Thank Qtkitzy2005
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Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

This place is like a box of chocolates..you never know what you're going to get....today , the food was ok..nothing special but it was ok...on the other hand our waitress was horrible....the table was sticky and we ask her about 6 times for a towel to wipe it down...she was not attentive at all.....we had to ask over and over... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I've been to Mambo 5 times now and every time the experience gets worse. Last visit was the tipping point. Previous visit complaints were limited to warm beer and oysters on the half shell not even making it to our table before our main order was finished. This last time started with a waitress that understood ZERO English. She had... More 

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Thank Jeff A
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

I've visited Mambo's on 4 occasions with my wife. Most of the customers are usually of Mexican American decent. Today we were the only Caucasian customers that I could see and the place was full. So it is a very popular spot for Mexican Americans since the food is more Mexican style seafood. There's always a lively atmosphere and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6697 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77081-4801
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-541-3666
Description
Established in 1995. Mambo Seafood(R) Restaurants began operating in the predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods of Southwest and North Houston in the mid 1990's with a menu or varied seafood dishes prepared with the best elements of both traditional and innovative American and Latin seafood cuisines. Grilled, fried and steamed seafood roll out of the kitchens served by the pound "family style" or as individual platters. Mambo Rice is a signature dish that guests always rave about! Mambo Seafood(R) features bars where oysters are freshly shucked while guests enjoy a trademark Mambo Chelada(R) with their favorite ice cold imported or domestic beer. The beautiful and gracious Mambonificas™ provide friendly and cordial service while lively Latin music plays from the Juke Box. Most Mambo Restaurants(R) feature a large comfortable patio for outside dining. Mambo Seafood(R) is not just good, its Mambonifico(R).

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