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120 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N1
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Enjoy the Blue Plate $30 Prix Fixe Menu or our Special Tapas for $21. A delightful place for Cuban music, food and Mojito lovers. Traditional dishes are well matched with contemporary cuisine in a succulent menu that combines an excellent variety of options. Enjoy an intimate evening of tasteful cooking and splendid music. Discover for yourself this jewel on the Danforth. Call Mambo today to book your holiday events & parties up to 50! more...

Opening Hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Cuisine type

  • Cuban,

Dishes

  • Tapas,
  • Sandwich,

Features

  • Restaurant With Terrace,
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,
  • Extensive Wine List,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Tapas,
  • Cuban,
  • Danforth,
  • Contemporary,
  • Eclectic,
  • Greektown,
    • Live Music,
    • Catering,
    • Take-out,
    • Live Entertainment,
    • Prix-fixe,
    • Dancing,
  • more...
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Languages Spoken

  • English,
  • Spanish,

Meet the owner

Opening Mambo Lounge was no first step into Cuban food and culture for owner Andres Gonzales. In the 1990s, after graduating from university as a nuclear engineer, he quickly shifted gears to promote tourism in his native country, Cuba. Andres helped develop Cayo Coco and Havana as major tourist destinations and was the director of one of the biggest hotels in Cuba. In 2001, he was promoted to Canada to run a major campaign for Cuban tourism.

Andres and his family fell in love with Toronto and decided to stay. But there was a piece missing. “I was missing my culture,” he explains. “Cubans enjoy life. It doesn’t matter who your parents are, or the situation you are in. We try to get the best out of life.” At first, he decided to start a place for him and his friends. “It was a place for us to hang out on the weekends and enjoy Cuban music and food.”

It wasn’t too long before the gathering of Cuban friends grew to the next level. “At the time, the Danforth was a hot spot,” recalls Andres. “We started to build a new hangout where people could experience a piece of Cuba.” In 2006, Mambo opened its doors to the Danforth community. While now much bigger than the original “friend” concept, it remains true to its family roots.

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    Great Atmosphere and amazing food with great prices. I recommend you check this place out.

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    August 6, 2017

    Live music Friday and Saturday. The food was great! The service was excellent. We had a great time!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    July 17, 2017

    Very good Cuban restaurant ! We went to Cuba last year and we found back all the Cuban savors at Mambo Loundge ! Thanks :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 16, 2017

    A lovely restaurant with friendly, attentive staff. The food was delicious, but entree portions could have been a bit larger. Also, we prefer restaurants that do not add a tip on to the total bill in advance, which they do here (we were a group of four).

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 15, 2017

    The restaurant had a slightly moldy smell when we entered the front door. Waitress really didn't seem familiar with their Summerlicious menu. She was not overly helpful, forgot our dessert order and had to come back to ask us again and then didn't even ask if we wanted tea and coffee with the dessert. The fact that they added 15% to the bill for the tip didn't make us happy either! The food was just ok, nothing to make us want to come back again.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 2/5

    July 15, 2017

    Portions were small and they automatically added 15% gratuity without informing they will be doing it. I had to ask to find out it was what they do for Summerlicious. Won't be coming back. Food was okay. I ordered a cocktail and it tasted bad.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 2/5

    July 15, 2017

    Dinner for summerlicious and they slapped a 15% gratuity on the bill for some odd reason. Kinda of ruined the good experience up until that point.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 3/5

    July 9, 2017

    We came for my birthday and it was summerlicious. The food was delicious and the service was terrific. I highly recommend Mambo... make sure you have a mojito!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 20, 2017

    Really Nice time Overall - great owner and thanks again for everything. My daughters liked the music and atmosphere. Would highly recommend it to all.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    May 20, 2017

    A small restaurant with a big atmosphere. Live music, personable owner who always makes you feel at home. I hadn't been there in a while but will make a point of going more often this year. Good food & very good rum punches. A real slice of Cuba in Toronto.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 23, 2017

    We went hoping for $5.00 mohitos as per the web page, only to find that wasn't the case. Also the food price was a little high for what we got, yet it was delicious. Drinks were ok, nothing great. The live music was great!!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    April 6, 2017

    The food here is always absolutely amazing as well as the staff. But the food took over an hour to be served.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 26, 2017

    Excellent food. The taps shrimp and the creme Brulee were especially good. Wonderful love music and attentive, friendly service in a family atmosphere.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 12, 2017

    We really enjoyed the evening-great food,service and music.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 5, 2017

    I got there, It took a long time for someone to acknowledge u standing by the door and finally one of the waitresses told us to give him 2 minutes to clean a table and I gave him 10minutes because I had walked blocks in a cold weather and after ten minutes I told him can I go to my table now I need to said my hills are killing me and the waiter with a rude tone said " everybody want something" I guess he was very frustrated because it looks he was the only one working and taking care of all the table. I really wanted to try this place from a long time because of the life music and my fiancé loves the Cuban music but it was a really bad idea to surprise him by taking him to this place because we didn't have the chance to seat because after the bad welcoming and bad customer service I will never even go back and give it a try. They should have more people working because the people seating they were even looking frustrated waiting for their food and drinks.

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    February 26, 2017

    Best time ever! thank you so much! Gracias! I will be back for sure :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 21, 2017

    Restaurant held our reservation and despite hosting part of the Winterfolk Festival and the resulting high demand for seats. We are grateful they did this. We were part of the Winterfolk Crowd and enjoyed our evening at the Mambo very much.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 4, 2017

    Really good restaurant, great service and the food was so...Good. Love it and will go back again!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 2, 2017

    Great food and friendly waitress. Our main took a long time to get to us, but other than that, lovely place!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 3/5

    January 29, 2017

    Went for Winterlicious. Great set menu. Food was great, atmosphere was great! We went on Friday and thy had live music - which was amazing. Definitely a good spot for an intimate evening for food and drinks. We will for sure be returning to the Mambo Lounge!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 23, 2017

    This is a very unique gem of a restaurant where you can experience traditional and authentic Cuban food, enjoy Cuban music and because we were there for the Carnival there were also traditional dancers. The staff there are fantastic and it's like being in someone's home for the night. Highly recommend this experience. It's also very reasonably priced.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 30, 2016

    The business was closed and embarrassed me. My clients included an 88 yr old gentleman who had to wait until I got another restaurant

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    December 18, 2016

    Great restaurant. Good food and service. Also live music on Sat night starting at 8:30pm

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 12, 2016

    Andrés the server... Was amazing.!!! Nice place and nice music. The Sandwich Cubano was delicious. We had a great time. We will recommend it to our friends in our home city "Ottawa".

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 26, 2016

    we have always been happy with the meals service at the mambo lounge

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 20, 2016

    Beautiful place to enjoy tapas! Chorizo was my favourite along with the plantain chips. Can't wait to come back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 13, 2016

    Excellent all around! Great happy hour, tapas and price-fixe. Great service. Excellent music as well!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 12, 2016

    Friendly courteous service. Small menu, but excellent food. There was an enthusiastic party (Friday night) so very noisy, but jovial. A musician valiantly tried to play Cuban music over the din. Reasonable prices. Will eat there again.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    November 12, 2016

    Went for a intimate birthday dinner and had a great time !

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 5, 2016

    Loved it all...we were very well treated and attended to..the food and atmosphere were both excellent..we'LL definately be back on a Sat nite to catch the live entertailment at the Mambo Lounge, Johe and Lis :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 5, 2016

    Everything was wonderful. The service was excellent and timed nicely. We didn't feel rushed at all. The food was amazing. We will definitely come back again but next time for Carnival.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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