Celebrating a landmark 25th year on the sunset strip, Café Mambo has opened its doors for the 2019 season and it is going to be bigger than ever!
Marking a quarter of a century as the ultimate hotspot for the world’s most iconic sunset, the legendary venue fuses the most breathtaking Mediterranean views, with delicious food, ice-cold cocktails, and stunning DJ sets from the finest talent in the electronic scene.
Set in the heart of San Antonio, Café Mambo is recognised for its unrivalled sunset views. Once just a small Ibizan house, Café Mambo was soon transformed into one of the most iconic restaurants and bars on San Antonio’s famous sunset strip. Café Mambo was the brainchild of Javier Anadon and was created during the 90’s house music heyday and received instant recognition, was named ‘Bar of the Year’ by GQ and its following grew rapidly. DJs began to frequent the bar requesting to play on the decks and before long regular sets included the biggest names in dance music playing at the now celebrated sunset ‘pre-party’. With the 2019 season marking 25 years as the white isle’s ultimate idyllic haven, the venue is sure to once again welcome a fine array of stellar acts back to the famous booth, especially if 2018 was anything to go by. Last year visitors witnessed performances from the likes of Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Roger Sanchez, Bob Sinclar, The Mambo Brothers, and weekly pre-parties for DEFECTED Records.
Café Mambo prides itself on being a family business, having had the same management for over 20 years. As a truly magical place, Café Mambo has become more than just a restaurant in one of Ibiza’s resorts; it has become part of the island’s history and a firm staple in the nightlife of San Antonio.
Throughout the week the DJ booth – which is intimately tucked away behind tables that overlook the main promenade, is taken over by Pacha’s finest for their pre-parties. An average week may see the likes of Solomun, Guy Gerber, Martin Solveig and Bob Sinclar take to the decks; and of course with this comes an unrivalled atmosphere which paired with the scenery takes you on a journey to paradise.
Café Mambo not only provides the sunset strip with a venue for tourists and locals to enjoy music from globally renowned DJs, it also serves up delicious food to the backdrop of one of the worlds most mesmerising sunset spots. Café Mambo has also been awarded the DJ Award for ‘The Best Bar in Ibiza’ several times which stands as a solid recognition to its contribution to the island’s nightlife and in particular the transformation of San Antonio. While the venue offers holidaymakers a taste of the bustling music scene and allows you to experience an elite experience each evening, it still remains authentic and embraces the charm of the White Isle with its décor of mosaics, marble and white furniture.
Open throughout the day, Café Mambo makes the perfect pit-stop for an afternoon stroll. You can grab a delicious strawberry daiquiri and nibbles while sitting on the terrace that overlooks the famous rocky area and Mediterranean sea. As day goes into night the crowds filters in filling the surroundings and creating an amazing atmosphere. Then the plasma screen drops down to showcase the DJ talent to the masses and the infectious house sounds fill the air as the sun sets across the horizon. If you want to have dinner at Mambo we strongly recommend you reserve a table, especially if it’s around sunset time which obviously is the daily peak at Café Mambo and the sunset strip generally.
Every week Café Mambo hosts pre-parties for some of the best club nights in the world. Join the team every day of the week, starting with the brand new Monday Masquerade pre-party including appearances from Claptone and his guests before sashaying away to Pacha. Then comes Tuesday for the brand new night Bodyworks at the mega club Hï with guests such as Fisher, Camelphat and Solardo and Wednesday sees Armin van Buuren, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano before their night at Hï with guests such as Nora En Pure, EDX, Fedde Le Grand.
As the weekend approaches, Thursdays sees Café Mambo host the pre-party of ABODE at Amnesia with talented guests such as Danny Howard and Ellie Cocks and come Friday, you’ll experience the Defected pre-party at Eden, with guests from Low Steppa, MK, Mambo Brothers, Sam Divine, Simon Dunmore and many more. If you’re still hungry for more, Saturday is Pure Pacha at Café Mambo, welcoming guests such as Martin Solveig, S-Men, Housekeeping and Hannah Wants and Sundays has the pre-party for Glitterbox at Hï bringing back disco vibes with Roger Sanchez, Shapeshifters, Kenny Dope and more.
This year the International Music Summit honoured owner and founder Javier Anadon with the IMS Legend Award, recognising and paying tribute to the artists and industry trailblazers that have helped write dance music history and define its culture.
IMS Co-Founder Danny Whittle says “It’s an absolute pleasure for IMS to present Javier with the IMS Legends Award as Javier is without doubt one of the true legends and his unfaltering support for electronic music has been a pleasure to be part of. From my early days of decorating Café Mambo for Renaissance pre-parties, Javier always supported and helped up to hosting all seven Pacha pre-parties there through the 2000s, huge BBC Radio 1 events and so much more. This is one IMS Legends Award dinner no one should miss, it’s going to be one hell of a night with a huge group of people that have nothing but love for Javier, Caroline, Christian, Alan and the whole Mambo family.”
If you are celebrating a special occasion, then Café Mambo offers some exclusive experiences that just might float your boat. How about watching the sunset from one of the official Café Mambo boats and ending the experience by being dropped back to the venue where your table will be all set for you and you can start the party? The team will pick you up and later on take you back to your accommodation. If you’re a morning person, perhaps you may enjoy brunch at Cafe Mambo followed by a morning spent on one of their speedboats. Once again, the team will pick you up at your accommodation, drop you off at Mambo and after your cruise we will take you back to your hotel/villa.
If organisation isn’t your thing, then why not have your whole weekend organised by the Café Mambo team? This package includes accommodation, return airport transfer and activities throughout your stay such as private boat cruise, dinner at Café Mambo or morning in spa – perfect for those hen and stag dos!