Mambo Grill – Newport News Virginia

My first impression was that this was going to be another fast food style Latin food establishment.  Its in a run down strip mall that also contains a head shop and a hooka joint if that tells you anything but sometimes first impressions are deceiving.  The owner/chef is a very friendly guy from Miami.  He greeted us immediately and began to explain the menu.  This was a pleasant surprise.  He made several recommendations and even offered a sample of his favorite dish.  A dish called Cerdo Frito. The dish consists of very tender cubes of pork seasoned perfectly.  I was sold immediately so I ordered the chefs recommendation.  It was served with with Yellow rice and beans and a side of Plantains.  The plantains were a bit under seasoned but with the addition of a little salt were delicious.  The rice however was perfectly cooked and seasoned. This is truly authentic Latin American cuisine at an extremely reasonable price. Unfortunately this restaurant is not in a good location for the type of food it serves and this has resulted in a very scaled down menu.  I look forward to seeing where the menu goes as the traffic increases.  If your in the mood for Authentic Latin American food the Mambo grill will not disappoint.

Address:
6139 Jefferson Avenue #L
Newport News, VA

Phone:
757-224-9844
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