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Romantic Beachside Dinners at Mambo - Mambo Restaurant - Matachica Resort, Belize Ambergris Caye, San Pedro

Mambo Restaurant - Matachica Resort

4.6
4.6
19 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Inspired by local flavours and by our natural surroundings, fresh seafood is the specialty at Mambo Restaurant. In our romantic, Adults Only, candlelit dining room, guests can dine on delicious dishes such as ceviche, caramelized mango shrimp, Banana Leaf Snapper and our famous Chef Stephen's Key Lime Pie. We offer a varied menu and can easily accommodate requests for vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free meals.

Please keep in mind that Matachica is a mature environment with a minimum age requirement of 16 years.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Traditional French, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Happy Hour Tue 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    614-7218

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alex Linarez

  • Private party facilities

    Private events can be arranged in either of our dining rooms and our culinary team can work on special menus and other requirements. Please note our Adults Only Policy (16+).For a more intimate private experience, book a pier dinner which includes a dedicated server and a private table on one of the islets located on our beautiful pier.

  • Neighborhood

    San Pedro

  • Cross street

    5 Miles North of San Pedro

  • Parking details

    Golf cart parking available at rear entrance of resort.

  • Public transit

    Resort boat and van shuttles operate regularly for dinner service. Call to request a pickup. Exclusions apply to locations south of town or more than two miles north of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. NT

    NickiT

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly staff, and amazing food!
  2. SR

    SRomero

    Sacramento

    157 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The wife loved her carrot soup and couscous salad.
  3. BW

    BrianW

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous restaurant at the north end of Ambergris Caye. Great ambiance and great food. Totally worth going.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful setting, fantastic food and great service!! A wonderful stop on our trip to Belize!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Food taste was very poor. Don’t get the steak. Shrimp curry was bland.
  6. KP

    KrystalP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and a great atmosphere! Highly recommend.
  7. GC

    GeorgiaC

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Much improved over last year! Nice to see some more interesting foods back like summer rolls and a healthy variety . The desserts are not that great accept for the ice creams We would come and have dinner again lovely surroundings and gorgeous dock and beaches are well jept
  8. C

    Chawk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience. We will definitely visit again.
  9. CS

    CaitlinS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, ambience and staff. Highlight dinner of the trip. Def recommend. Resort appears to also be a hit - would stay here on a return trip.
  10. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very happy with the service . I had the shrimp curry and my guest, the banana wrapped fish. Both were excellent.
  11. DK

    DKBertino

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, nice staff, wonderful surroundings. A bit off the beaten path but worth the bumpy cart ride
  12. S

    Shell

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Our appetizers were great (asian roll and salad). They brought out some gluten-free toast which was excellent. The snapper was wrapped in banana leaves and covered in peppers. The sauce was really watery & the snapper really didn’t need all that. The grilled tuna was overcooked and dry. I had asked three times for my water and hot tea to be refilled. They may just be very shortstaffed and it’s not the servers fault but when you’re paying that much money the entrée should’ve been better and the service should’ve been better
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal! Especially loved the chocolate fondant with homemade banana foster ice cream!
  14. NG

    NidaG

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Love the fisH and chips in the bistro side dinner or the lobster club Avi sandwich for lunch -best in the WORLD!!
  15. CR

    ChristineR

    Central Texas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Not the experience I would ever have expected from a Small Luxury Hotels restaurant. We made the reservation on OpenTable but they wanted us to confirm we had a reservation by showing it to them on our phone. We then had to wait in the lobby until they were ready to seat us, although we had a reservation and there was an open table. The food was good, however, the service was terrible. A few examples were that we had to ask repeatedly for the wine we ordered and had to refill the glasses ourselves. We had to request refills of water multiple times. Appetizers took a while to come out but the main course took forever! The server apologized so knew the meal wasn’t going well. When the bill arrived there was an extra bottle of wine added. We asked them to remove the extra bottle and the 15% service charge that was automatically added. When we were given the updated bill the service charge hadn’t been removed. We again asked for this to be removed. The female server/person in charge came over and asked if something was wrong? We shared with her the highly disappointing experience and the service charge was removed. After staying with Small Luxury Hotels across the world, this was a one-of-a-kind disappointing experience.
  16. RD

    RobD750

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were soooooo looking forward to visiting Mambo/Matachica again and did so in May 2021. Last visit was August 2017. Food and service in 2021 was just not up to par with our 2017 experience when we stayed at Matachica for 4 days. Also, IMO having two different dining experiences (fine and casual) next to each other seems stupid to me.
  17. J

    Jahtalian

    New England

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    My wife and I came to mambo for dinner on our last night of our anniversary vacation. Started out amazing, cool spot outside under an open room. Besides the nice location etc. I recommend you Don’t go. It’s Not worth the money or the crazy fees they charge along with the assumption everything is belize dollars. It’s a Scam. The food was mediocre, but the real kicker was the way they charge you for the food etc. for one they hand you a menu with entree prices around $40-50 which everyone would figure be belize dollars. When the bill came the waitress said all the prices are in usd !? What ? and the Bill was over $200 usd. But that’s not all ! They added a 15% “service fee” plus tax plus they ask for a tip ?! So I figured the 15% was part of the tip and added another 10% making the “tip” a generous 25% even though food was just ok. The waitress came running outside after us explaining the tip needed to be in belize dollars now and not usd. Total scam ! I ended up paying like $240usd for 2 people with mediocre resort food. Total weird/bad experience and it was the only bad experience on the island. Would never go back there with those shady tactics and of course the food wasn’t that great. Much better restaurants/food south of mamba. They need to revaluate how they charge the customer or at the very least explain the crazy fee you add to the bill and that the prices are in usd not belize, but In that case you probably wouldn’t be very busy. Stay away.
  18. m

    marf6

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely setting with delicious food and a fantastic staff! It was my second time dining at Mambo and it was as memorable as the first. Will definitely recommend to friends and will return. Thank you for a fabulous dining experience!
  19. J

    Jennmo

    Houston

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Super fresh seafood...always! Deep Blue is a must. Key lime pie is the perfect finish.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Mambo Restaurant - Matachica Resort is rated 4.6 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Mambo Restaurant - Matachica Resort

Matachica Resort, 5 Miles North of San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Ambergris Caye, San Pedro 00000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5 Miles North of San Pedro

  • Neighborhood

    San Pedro

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Happy Hour Tue 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Traditional French, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Golf cart parking available at rear entrance of resort.

  • Public transit

    Resort boat and van shuttles operate regularly for dinner service. Call to request a pickup. Exclusions apply to locations south of town or more than two miles north of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Linarez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    614-7218

  • Private party facilities

    Private events can be arranged in either of our dining rooms and our culinary team can work on special menus and other requirements. Please note our Adults Only Policy (16+).For a more intimate private experience, book a pier dinner which includes a dedicated server and a private table on one of the islets located on our beautiful pier.

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