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There used to be an old song Hey mambo Italiano, written by Rosemary Clooney and sung by Dean Martin. The song might have been redefined over the years. But Mambo's, the café with a nightclub, an all-night concept of David and Ricardo de Souza, is still going strong. So why has Mambo's become a household word? The busy Tito's lane is thronging with people both young and old seeking an avenue to 'chill' out. Listen to the lyrics of that age-old number: "Hey mambo, don't wanna tarantella/….no more a mozzarella/Try an enchilada with da fish a bac a lab and then a hey goombah/ I love a how you dance a rumba …" Well, you might not get to rumba here but with English hip-hop and house music played within an AC environment, there is no chance "you ain't a gonna go nowhere." Just the lyrics, but true. The mood is infectious, the pulse rocking. And when there is a need to 'chill' down with some spirit, the bar has an exhaustive menu with old favourite mixes — Bloody Mary, daiquiri, martinis as well as those shot glasses which have to be knocked back in abundance, filled with tequila of course. Play hookey with the hookah; match the strawberry flavour with a strawberry daiquiri… Great combo. As for the finger foods, the café has a wide variety of 'snaky' favourites. It reminds you of Lou Bega's jive number Mambo No. 5 — a little bit of everything on the side. Momos, dosas, pizzas, Tandoori delights, grills… A concept very similar to a sidewalk café. Come dawn and the party hoppers could still be doing their very own style of surya namaskar to the music at Mambo's. Hey Mambo's! You know how we love to dance.
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Set your alarm for the 'After Seven' experience. A fine dining restaurant that dots the Las Vegas style Candolim belt. Ambience and continental favourites.....and if at the end of the meal you have the tendency to gurgle with glee, then sit under a tiled canopy by the fountain, no one will tell the difference. Come seven and the place is rocking. No food will be dished from a degchi, phutta-phut...it's fine dining. Squids in lemon grass dressing, the starters are served with style and flair. Try the gruyere cheese souffle right from the oven, but remember to dip your spoon right in before it sinks…oh yes it is stuffed with a lot of hot air...and the taste? Whoosh!! But before it enters your oral cavity remember to lace it with a little of the grape coulis from the side. The combo is lip-smacking good, but there are more appetisers worth trying too - the. Beef Satay along with the kebabs, and the chicken and lamb both are popular preparations too. The beautiful open air garden lulls you into timeless space as you wait for the mains. The Grilled Chicken with its orange and ginger dressing, or the grilled sea food platter. Or try the pomfret served with beurre blanc flavored with tarragon, the sauce aromatic, smooth and lightly creamy. Don't forget the ever popular Fillet Steak char grilled to perfection served with freshly made bearnaise ,vegetables of the day and mash flavored with nutmeg. There is a lot at 'stake' in this regard, to pamper those taste buds. And then the fitting finale, Proprietor Leo D'Souza with Chef Lester have brought in continental delicacies wrapped in exclusive presentations... end the meal with a home made chocolate mousse flavored with kahlua or the grand marnier infused orange souffle. Mouth watering bliss! Wind up with an Espresso Martini, an after dinner drink which gurgles sweet nothings as it slides over your tongue and rocks your senses. Even that sensation causes no 'alarm'.