Until now ...
Mambo is an al fresco restaurant bar located in the open air lobby of The Ramon Magsaysay Center on Roxas Blvd. The Ramon Magsaysay Center is an iconic building built in 1967 by AJLuz and Associates. It has stood as an island of subtle, calm, strong architecture on the Bay even as commercialism started to creep up on its surrounds.
Mambo is set up with a lighted bar and green-spotlighted palms. Its tables are candle lit and are set for casual fine dining as opposed to the pedestrian beer based dining across the street. It is a nice quiet way to experience Roxas Blvd. - it's like you are there, an arms length away from the chaos of the pedestrian Baywalk - but somehow not.
It has a full range of steaks - wonderfully grilled to your preference, as well as European based samplers like Black Linguine, Lengua, and Callos. Oxtail Karekare and Ninatokang Hipon represent Philippine cuisine among the choices.
Price points are unbelievably affordable.
Wines provided by Philippine Wine Merchants complete the culinary experience.
If you are lucky - you will soon catch them with live acoustic dinner ambient music. Seating is for about 100-150. Mambo would be great for small group dinners, cocktails, product launches, debuts, birthdays etc. Calling all "eventologists" ...
It's a great option for an al fresco sit-down for two.
Feel the breeze.
Watch the cars zip by.
Watch the happy frenzy of the crowd across the boulevard...
I have been there alone.
I have brought friends and family.
And I plan to be back.
You should mambo on over there too ...
Wifey: Hoy, mister!! cno 'tong "Baby" na nagtetext sa iyo ... ha?!
Dagul: Aaaah, lalake yan - kumpare ko, "Baby" lang ang palayaw
Wifey: Ganun ba? Sabi nya di raw kayo 2loy at my mens daw sya ...
( oooooooooooooooooooooooooooops ... mambo mambo nabuko )