The iconic Cafe Mambo sits in the centre of what has become known as the sunset strip in San Antonio. Established in 1994 by Javier Anadon and against all advice, the original small ibicencan and derelict house has become a prevailing force in the dance music industry. With international Djs of the caliber of Pete Tong, Roger Sanchez, Paul Oakenfold and Frankie Knuckles playing regular sets, not to mention appearances by Groove Armada, Faithless, BodyRockers, Jaimie Cullum, Brand New Heavies (to name a few) Cafe Mambo has firmly established itself as a visionary frontrunner in a highly competitive field.
In 2007 Cafe Mambo was honored for the second time with the prestigious DJ Award for the best Bar in Ibiza. This was international recognition for the marked contribution Cafe Mambo has made to the island, changing the way people perceive San Antonio within the music industry and generally making a tangible difference to the way bars and restaurants think in Ibiza.
Originally just a solitary house which just happened to be facing one of the most famous sunsets in the world, the shrewdness of the Mambo team have ensured that the original personality has not been lost. The bar is decorated with traditional Ibicencan features such as mosaics and marble and the terrace has been designed to complement the surrounding area. Coupled with state of the art HD sound and video, free wifi, and a contemporary menu, Mambo is a flourishing example of a fusion of old and new with that injection of pioneer spirit essential to creating a thriving business
Then of course there’s THAT view; The Ibicencan Sunset has been serenaded for centuries but never as seductively as at Cafe Mambo, taking the sunset session to another level, and wowing the crowd with eclectic musical choices. Beloved by locals and celebrated by tourists, in a few years Cafe Mambo has cemented itself as a rite of passage.
Being on the sharp end of forward thinking in Ibiza has led to Cafe Mambo hosting many of the islands exclusive and renowned parties.
Famously Radio 1 has used Mambo as the central base for its infamous weekender featuring live broadcasts on Radio 1 including Pete Tongs essential selection.