I love Mangos new venue for live music. People come because of the food and location. Mangos got nailed by the code police for renovations without a permit. Hoping to steal a portion of Bossi's business in a 250 seat restaurant? We'll back in the near future, if for nothing other than the snow crab bisque. The seared Tuna salad was wonderful and the turkey club was almost to big to eat.
The grains bowl is dry as hell and taste. Mangos has been 'sold'; some rumor has it that it will now be an Italian concept, because you don't actually have to know anything about food to sell spaghetti and chicken parm. The food on the other had was just ok. It takes a day to slap up a simple site. Interesting that the music was on, lights were working , bar was open, but no kitchen? On sight free parking, delightful waitstaff and great location. I had the chicken sandwich and there was no flavor in the sandwich even though it had mushrooms, onions, and cheese on it. It is outstanding, one of best in Ft.
Steaks came the wrong degree. I did get the spinach dip one night when I was here watching a band and it was pretty good. But Jambalaya can run the gamut of fantastic to downright awful. This place can't be beat for the world's best shrimp bisque, love their chowder and salads. But why would you open Yet Another Italian with Bossi's and Cafe Europa next door? It could have been spicier and it could have used more tomatoes.
No drinks on the house? As we continued to be polite, our bill arrived for all our drinks. Some versions can be way too soupy. Bruno Vaccari is still involved, so it looks like he secured Talerico as an investor to re-open the place. I live on Las Olas and will go back as long as she is there playing and of course I will bring even more and more friends to have good time. When we asked for a complimentary appetizer for the inconvenience of the wait, the manager offered us a bowl of soup - for three people.
Had the coconut shrimp that didn't have any coconut about 3 strings of coconut per shrimp lump of crab had terrible sauce that was excessive. I did some digging and you are in fact correct. The sliders were over done and the sangria was bitter, had better. I went with Smokehouse Chicken Sandwich, another dining partner ordered Roast Turkey Club and the last member Chicken Oscar all were tasty. Of course there weren't many people to watch today, but it's still a nice spot. Then, there's the art galleries - always something fresh and new to see.
The hosts were chewing gum the entire time, no smile. The food was great it was a Saturday evening so the club was going on and it was a nice ambience but the service was terrible we literally were switched servers after waiting for about 30 minutes and we never were never offered drinks, we had to ask for a drink when we were almost done with our meals, but again the food was amazing! The calamari is decent also. Mangos has our top rated mahi-mahi fish sandwich - outstanding! Let's all agree that Casa Calabria and Bamboo Beach wouldn't exist if they weren't in a hotel, so let's not get our hopes up that anything good is coming to Las Olas. They only served bar food in the lounge. Big appetites, full drinks and a dynamic dance floor, are some of the many consistencies one can expect to see at Mangos. Mangos has a parking lot behind the restaurant that's free for customers.
What a waste of money!!! It was pretty empty so I scored a table on the sidewalk; this is a prime spot for people-watching. Sit back and relax on our lush leather couches while soaking up your favorite jazz hits, or get up and dance to the trendiest top 40 songs. The skirt steak was overcooked, as we asked for it rare and it was served well done. The Valentine's menu is a very pedestrian menu indeed. The Comras Company was hired at the end of last year to handle leasing for three major property owners, which control about 90 percent of storefronts: Las Olas Companies, Barron Real Estate and Hudson Capital Group.
Everyone in the restaurant was complaining about their food and service and all of the staff was very confused and unorganized. My drink was very good which was totally impressed 'Pina Colada' which I've had bad ones. After making reservations for 4, expecting to have dinner, we were seated outdoors and ordered drinks. For example, we recently found the Grill Republic. So the waiter was good he seemed a bit anxious but I can understand some people just are a bit awkward. The crowd is a bit older; mostly people that have been coming to Mangos for many years; from a time when Mangos was the hot spot on Las Olas. Sounds like the same deal as we reported with The Boatyard.
The snow crab bisque was what we were coming for and we were not disappointed. The lighting is awful, the decor is cheap and cheesy and the dinner wear was really random. The two take-a ways were the French Fries were just so-so and the garlic broccoli was too strong on the garlic, but other than that the food was good. Rich and creamy it filling almost like a meal. Vaccari has not owned a business previously in Florida. .