When Mambo Seafood opened its doors in 1996, we knew we wanted to bring something special to the Houston dining scene. Now, 25 years and nearly a dozen locations later, we’re proud to be one of the go-to destinations for fabulous fresh seafood in a fun, family-friendly environment.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Mambo Seafood, and we’re planning to celebrate in true Mambonifico style – and we can’t wait for you to join us!
From the beginning, Mambo Seafood was a standout among restaurants in Houston. We served a fusion of Pacific, American, and Latin foods before “fusion” was a hot culinary trend. Our menu has long drawn inspiration from a wide variety of vibrant and flavorful global cuisines.
Every dish is made fresh, crafted by our talented chefs, and held to the highest standard of excellence. At Mambo Seafood, we aren’t interested in making food that only looks good – we want your meal to taste amazing! You’ll recognize many of your comfort food favorites on our menu, all of which have received a modern spin. And of course, we keep our prices affordable, so you can eat well even when you’re on a budget.
If you’re a Mambo Seafood first-timer – or maybe you’re a regular looking for something new to try – here are some of our favorite and most famous signature dishes and drinks:
Our Mambo Rice is the dish that everyone has to sample at least once. A heaping serving of seasoned rice is loaded up with chopped veggies, spices, and your choice of protein, then brought out for you and your family to share. The Special is one of the most-ordered items on our menu, featuring a combination of shrimp, pork, and chicken. For guests who like to keep things spicy, we can make any Mambo Rice dish “habanero style” extra kick!
You may have had an old-school “michelada,” but Mambo Cheladas are where it’s at. We salt the rim of an icy mug, add fresh-squeeze lime juice, your favorite beer, and our chelada mix (a secret blend of spices), to serve you what’s bound to be your newest favorite beverage.
Get the best value (and a mouthwatering meal) when you order our Family Meal. Up to 6 people can satisfy their appetites for fresh seafood with a combination of fried shrimp, fish filets, our Mambo Rice, and super-soft buns. It’s everything you need for a quick, easy, and inexpensive lunch or dinner.
Our Fresh Seafood Market makes it easy to order fresh fish exactly the way you like it for the seafood connoisseur at heart. First, you’ll choose your fish (don’t forget to ask about our Catch of the Day!), then pick your cut, how it’s cooked, and what sauce it’s topped with. Or, you can opt for shrimp, calamari, octopus, or lobster, ordered by the pound.
By now, you’ve realized that we like it fresh at Mambo Seafood – so we’re always switching up our menu with seasonal specials and new dishes to give you something new to try. Mambo Style Crawfish and Mambo Wings are some of our guest’s seasonal favorites that keep coming back every year. Mambo We also create seasonal beverages like our refreshing summer Pepinada, so you can sip something that’s just as delicious as your lunch or dinner.
At Mambo Seafood, there’s nothing we love more than treating our guests to a huge variety of fresh and flavorful seafood dishes. From the moment you arrive to when you leave our restaurant, we want you to feel completely happy that you decided to dine with us.
So, that means that we have to do more than provide outstanding food and exceptional service. We also have to make sure we stay true to what’s right when we’re sourcing our seafood – especially now that our society is learning more and more about the importance of sustainability.
All of our seafood is sustainably sourced using careful measures to preserve the long-term wellness of the fish species and the environment as a whole. Mambo Seafood has taken great care to partner only with the very best in sustainable seafood so that we can be 100% confident in the quality of what we serve you.
The result? Guests can sample and savor all of our legendary dishes and know that they’re enjoying thoughtfully sourced seafood that doesn’t put the environment at risk… and of course, every bite is delightfully delicious.
There are so many reasons why we’re proud to be marking 25 years in Houston. This is our home, and we’ve always been happy to be able to serve the community with our food as well as our charitable partnerships. And without a doubt, it’s so exciting to see how our decades of hard work and dedication have built a community of seafood enthusiasts, Houston locals, and visitors alike.
Mambo Seafood was inspired by our founders’ vision of an outstanding seafood restaurant that was affordable, friendly, and unique. We wanted everyone to feel welcome at our Houston restaurants and create a space that people wanted to return to time and time again.
Over the years, we’ve built a reputation for being one of the best in the region, earning rave reviews for the quality of our food as well as our service. Guests go out of their way to share their experiences, leaving us five-star feedback online. And when we see first-time guests come back for repeat visits – and especially when they bring family or friends – we know that we’re definitely doing something right!
When you come to a Mambo Seafood location near you, you might not know what you want to order, but you already know what you’re going to get: premium seafood prepared with plenty of flavor and love, a warm welcome, a positive ambiance, and an affordable meal.
Mambo Seafood has been a part of the Houston community for a quarter of a century, and we’re honored to be a place where people come to enjoy delicious seafood dishes and make lasting memories with friends and family. We’re looking forward to many more decades of serving up great food and good times – but first, let’s celebrate!
Join the Mambo Seafood family at the location nearest you to experience the “Mambonifico” dining experience we’re famous for. Whether it’s your first or fiftieth visit to Mambo Seafood, we can’t wait to welcome you in for an incredible meal. So, round up your friends and family for a fantastic seafood feast in a casual, fun-loving environment where everyone leaves with a smile and a satisfied stomach.
Browse the Mambo Seafood menu online to see what you can look forward to – just don’t blame us if you start getting hungry! Then, make plans to come to dine with us to celebrate 25 years of superior seafood at the Mambo Seafood nearest you!