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Mambo Café (2000)

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A beautiful Puerto Rican girl and her family in Spanish harlem devise a novel plan to attract business to their restaurant, causing a wildly comic sequence of events ending in near disaster.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thalía ... Nydia
Paul Rodriguez ... Frank
Rosanna DeSoto ... Carmen
Kamar de los Reyes ... Manny
Robert Costanzo ... Fat Tony
Danny Aiello ... Joey
Lillo Brancato ... Wheasel (as Lillo Brancato Jr.)
Rick Gonzalez ... Ricky
Richard Hillman ... Chris
Gabriel Olds ... Billy
Luis Raul Luis Raul ... Gilberto
Tony Ray Rossi Tony Ray Rossi ... Henchman #1
Michael Squicciarini Michael Squicciarini ... Henchman #2 (as Michael 'Scuch' Squicciarini)
Allegra Swift Allegra Swift ... Reporter
Taek Limb Hyoung Taek Limb Hyoung ... Korean Merchant
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A beautiful Puerto Rican girl and her family in Spanish harlem devise a novel plan to attract business to their restaurant, causing a wildly comic sequence of events ending in near disaster.

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Taglines:

Hot Food. Killer Service. They're Dying To Get In. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief violence and some crude sexual references | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Kushner-Locke

Country:

USA | Mexico

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 April 2000 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Salsa Cafe See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

El Palito
Music and Lyrics by Jesus Alejandro Perez
Performed by Jesus Alejandro Perez
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Lots of light fun
18 December 2002 | by RNMortonSee all my reviews

Puerto Rican family with nice restaurant in Spanish Harlem can't attract enough customers to keep creditors at bay. Another restaurant with a recent mob hit has lines waiting for tables. Word on the street is that Fat Tony, local mob guy, is about to go down. You fill in the blanks. The real chemistry is in the young leads, who are excellent, along with Danny Aiello as a really wacky mob guy. Sometimes similar to Big Fat Greek Wedding - watching an average day with this cast would be fun, the plot doesn't really matter. Give it a look.


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