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Mambo"s Cafe

South American, Costa Rican
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Ave 4, St 12, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
+506 2237 8226
07:00 - 05:00
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Sat 07:00 - 04:00
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Galena, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Nicely appointed dining room. Great casados for lunch. Fixed price gets you one of three entrees and a beverage.

Thank Galameade
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

I was in Heredia for almost 4 weeks studying at Intercultura. This restaurant is one block away and I ate here approximately 15 out of 20 days. The "casado" food was delicious every single day and for the price it could not be beaten.

Thank thedaviddiaz
Heredia, Costa Rica
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

Stumble onto this place while lost in Heredia. It was a good place for a decent cup coffee and to catch up on email. The owner's son, Eric, was very kind and escorted me to a hotel and helped me to negotiate a day rate. I'm sincerely greatful for there hospitality.

Thank Chris D
Austin, TX
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

Went here upon Tripadvisor recommendation and returned many times for the friendly abuela and delicious food. They introduced us to guanabana, which the kids loved. Every dish was so good, but the Arroz con Palmito was the best! They only serve it once/wk, so if you don't find it, keep coming back until you do.

Thank moykl
Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

I had a good, solid chicken casado. It's a good value.

Thank Jake F
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

One block from Intercultura langugage school. Great lunches and caring, family run restaurant... buffet style and reasonable prices. You are made to feel welcome

Thank ReadingMayor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$8
South American, Costa Rican
Restaurant features
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ave 4, St 12, Heredia 40101, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Heredia  >  Heredia
  • Phone Number: +506 2237 8226
Mambo´s Cafe is a local restaurant influenced by typical costarican food. Gallo Pinto in the morning, Casados in lunch time, and delicious deserts for coffee breaks. Doña Banny (my Mom) is the one in charge of cuisine, taking care of the mom´s best recipes in town.
We are located only 1 block away from Intercultura Spanish School.
Also, we are fan of our soccer team HEREDIANO.

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