What those “in the know” say about the Mombo experience.

Our Gourmet: Mombo moves to the top of our list

AR-160629813.jpg&q=71&stamp=&maxw=300If you are trying to impress your date, or are looking for a place to have a special-occasion dinner, Mombo is the place. - See more at: The Union Leader or Download a PDF

Taste of the Seacoast #1 Best Restaurant 2013

best of taste 2013Mombo is Humbled and honored to be selected as the Best Restaurant by Taste Magazine 2013. Read the Full Article.

Yankee Magazine

Best of New England 2013
Every year, the editors of Yankee Magazine puts our their Best of New England issue spotlighting, well, their choices for the best New England has to offer! This year, Yankee touts Mombo has having the Best House Charcuterie.

"Cooks at Mombo lovingly craft the sausages and terrines for the restaurant's charcuterie plates, not to mention sweet-and-savory accompaniments such as red-onion compote, fig jam, cranberry-olive tapenade, and stoneground mustard. Vermont cheeses are also included."

Editor's Choice 2013 Best of New EnglandWe're very proud of our house made charcuterie which has become a signature dish which everyone enjoys. Thanks Yankee for the kudos.

Fox Boston

zip-trip-logoFox25 Morning News zip tripped to Portsmouth on the 1st of June 2012. They toured the town along with some favorite haunts, i.e. Mombo. Doug "VB" Goudie tells everyone why he "loves the city of Portsmouth because" he "thinks it is one of the best food cities in all of New England" and that one of his "favorites in this great food city is Mombo." Then he goes on to say "this is one of my five favorite restaurants in all the world" and "I kind of like this place." Wow, what fabulous praise. Seems like he's a regular!!

Click on the ZipTrip icon to watch

Taste of the Seacoast 2011

Best of Taste 2011 Every year, Taste of the Seacoast conducts their Best of Taste survey, in 2011 Mombo won
#1 Best New Restaurant.

We also placed in the top for other categories like:
#2 Special Occasion, #3 Romantic, #4 Fine Dining,
#4 Best Chef - Jeremy Bradbury and #4 Best Restaurant.

We're very proud of everyone at Mombo for making the first year so great. And thanks goes to all of our fans!


gayot-recognition2013 Hot Ten New Hampshire Restaurants. Gayot writes

"Luxurious and indulgent dining in a historic port city spot."

TV Diner

TV DinerBilly Costa of NECN's TV Diner was one of the first to visit us after we opened in July 2010 and raved

"... I not only found a new place but I think it could be my favorite new restaurant on the planet ..."

Click on TV Diner to watch "Destination: Mombo".

Portsmouth Herald

The Portsmouth HeraldOur local food critic and writer for The Portsmouth Herald, Rachel Forrest gave us four stars and stated

"If you're going to open a fine dining restaurant nowadays, I think this is the way to do it — with a menu that offers dishes that combine elements from far away with those close to home in way that's not too "out there," but still intriguing and in portions that satisfy. Add varied places for diners to sit — outside, at the bar or the kitchen, upstairs and removed or even in an enclosed and covered back patio and include an overall elegance. Mombo lets us dine like grown ups."

NH Home

Cover of NH Home Magazine Spring2013
NH Home Magazine featured Mombo's story under "Renovating a Restaurant with History." Here Ken Sternberg goes behind the scenes to discover the inventive style of Mombo and talk with the team whose vision became Mombo with the help of TMS Architects and Cebula Design.

TV Diner

TV Diner's Platinum PlateIn October 2011, TV Diner awarded Mombo the coveted Platinum Plate.

"Mombo defines classy contemporary eating in an early American setting with an ambiance that makes eating out a culinary interlude. Done with a diligence, the stunning cuisine meets metropolitan big city standards bringing food to the table with hospitable and impeccable service. It's bound to captivate any diner. It earns the Platinum Plate."

Click on the TV Diner icon to watch "Review: Mombo."

NH Magazine

Cover of NH Magazine Nov2010
NH Magazine featured Mombo's charcuterie plate on the cover of the November 2010 issue where Mombo leads the pack as they introduce the Hot New Restaurants of 2010.. Susan Laughlin writes

"Located in the former Dunaway Restaurant on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the owner of Mombo, Dede Cadieux, has a lot to prove in this historic spot. And the start is good."

Global Foodie

globalfoodie_logoRosemary Minati, of Global Foodie, writes

"Mombo isn’t just a culinary experience. No, this new eatery serves enticing visual fare too. My husband and I fell in love with this restaurant the moment we walked through the door. Located in a charming old building, it has high-beamed ceilings, cozy seating areas, and a friendly crew, giving it a warm and inviting feel."

Taste of the Seacoast

Taste of the SeacoastIn Taste of the Seacoast's Restaurant of the Month feature, Taryn Plum and Lisë Stern write

"Every dish is beautifully presented, in a way that both pleases the eye and makes you want to dig in."