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Mambo Seafood

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6697 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX 77081-4801
+1 713-541-3666
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Tucson, Arizona
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611 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 619 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank CrankingChick
Houston, Texas
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142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Cav_on_tour_13
Houston, Texas
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Marioliii
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank rpkemble
Bellaire, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

1 Thank Houba1
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Qtkitzy2005
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

Thank Jeff A
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Acklafan
Little Elm, Texas, United States
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Mambo is about having a nice dose of seafood and a cold "Michelada". Calamari is super fresh, thay feature Gator Gar, delicious!

Thank Ramon P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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