Mango's Tropical Cafe: A Tourist Trap Revisited
If you live in Miami, you might have forgotten what it was like when you first moved here. You did, you know, tourist things such as enjoying a
night out at Mango's Tropical Café. The Ocean Drive institution is known for
its colorful cast of character patrons, shows, and scantily-clad staff. But how
often is Mango's recommended for food?
began with a
pitcher of a refreshing sangria ($34), while sitting on the loggia
the stage below, where a reggae band was rocking. The lead singer groped at
in front of a voluptuous female dancer on the bar.
best part of the meal came in the form of the famous "Mango"
Wings, $10.95). Eight, meaty pieces smothered in mango barbecue sauce arrives
side of blue cheese dressing including modest chunks. The
sticks are a little bonus. But not long after devouring the
the sweet, yet spicy, taste still lingering, your taste buds are crying
chose the tilapia
piccata ($20.95) and Mango's churrasco steak tacos ($18.95) as our
former is a filet of tilapia sautéed just right with tasteful garlic, white wine,
and caper sauce. A generous serving of mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables as
accompaniments were also welcome. The steak tacos were under-stuffed with superb-tasting
churrasco. The two, slim soft tacos are served with soupy refried beans, yellow rice, sour cream, guacamole, and diced tomatoes.
Michael Jackson show, while the reggae band was on a self-proclaimed
break, we indulged in a quite sweet Mango's hot fudge brownie sundae
with warm brownie, vanilla ice cream, homemade caramel fudge, whipped
and chopped walnuts.
best enjoy Mango's, sip on some drinks while chowing down on some of the
wings South Beach has to offer.
Mango's Tropical Cafe
900 Ocean Drive, South Beach
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