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“Very good” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mambo Jambo

Mambo Jambo
Ranked #90 of 821 Restaurants in Norwich
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dereham, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

Very good service and lovely food. We went there for food early afternoon and the service was prompt and welcoming. The food was fantastic and plenty of it.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Norfolk
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Nice to pop in for lunch!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

Popped in with a couple of girlfriends for lunch before shopping the food tasted good. We each had a cocktail which were lovely main problem was the guy who served us he talked to us like a mate he wasnt very professional at all. the young waitress was brilliant very friendly and welcoming. not sure who the guy is but he needs work.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Jess T
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lively atmosphere, lots of food on your plate.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

This is a fun place to take the family. Huge portions of Mexican-style food against a background of loud, vaguely Latin-American music. Service was efficient and friendly and the prices reasonable. I can't imagine for a moment that my "Mexican Blanket" served with a pile of fries would be recognised by any native Mexican, but who cares? I doubt whether authenticity was a concern for any of the happy-looking punters in this barn of a restaurant. The focus was on quantity rather than quality, but the food was still pretty good. We left feeling very full, slightly exhausted but curiously happy.

One word of caution: be wary of the cocktails. A "classic" margarita should not be served in a tumbler with a straw!

Visited June 2012
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Big portions!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2012

Having lived in Norwich for ten years, I've been to Mambo Jambo on many different occasions. On this one it was an early evening, mid-week, team meal.

Service was attentive and friendly and as always, the food was lovely. I had the Skins Skins Skins with cajun chicken to start and the chilli enchilada for mains, and after that I could just about roll down the stairs and out of the restaurant! Price was pretty good - about £20 each for two courses and a drink as well.

I'll keep going back to Mambo Jambo as long as their friendly, helpful servers keep serving plenty of reasonably priced food!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank glittergal4091
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Consistently filling and good value food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

Came here and left VERY full. Lots of choice on menu and party atmosphere. Unfortunately we were unable to experience much of this atmosphere being hidden behind a large pot plant. The extremely large cocktails and desserts were enjoyable and finished off a generally good evening. Staff were fairly incompetent and had little idea of what the menu entailed, probably because of the novel-like quality of the menu. Possible pre-drinking location but may find it hard to walk, let alone dance, after the gigantic meals here.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Stephanie B
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