St. Augustine is a big foodie town- any type of cuisine one desires can be found here. Vegan, raw, Cuban, Irish and of course, seafood. What would a Florida beachside town be without a fabulous seafood restaurant? My better half Chad and I visited Mango Mangos Caribbean Grill with high expectations.
Mango Mangos is located on the main road through St. Augustine Beach. A small strip lined with plenty of seafood eateries and bars. We did our research and Mango Mangos was consistently everyone’s favorite.
The first thing we ordered was the Mango Mangos Famous Corn Cake. Corn cakes stuffed with Monterrey Jack cheese and topped with sour cream, avocado, salsa verde and pico de gallo. It was love at first bite. I could eat a stack of those alone.
I also wanted to try the Clam and Shrimp Chowder. While it was good, it was mostly cream and not a lot of seafood. I wouldn’t (and didn’t) order it again on our next visit.
Chad ordered the Mahi Sliders as his entree. Served on mini Hawaiian rolls, the mahi was blackened and served with pepper jack cheese, pico de gallo and cabbage with a spicy jerk sauce. He enjoyed them immensely and savored every bite.
I ordered the Cabana Havana Mahi Mahi. A filet of grilled mahi mahi brushed with a spicy Cuban sauce and topped with pineapples, mangos, avocado, red pepper and onion. The fish was fresh and meaty, and the fruity salsa was tangy and sweet.
On the side we enjoyed black beans and rice, steamed broccoli and mango slaw. The mango slaw was sweet and fruity. Very unique.
On a second visit I tried the Do The Mango Wrap with sushi grade tuna, mandarin oranges, pineapples, lettuce, tomato, cheese and avocado ranch dressing. The menu stated everything was wrapped in a tomato-basil wrap but instead my meal arrived in a white flour wrap. Otherwise, it was very tasty and satisfying.
Chad had the fish tacos with mahi. It was basically a tortilla filled with chunks of mahi and topped with lettuce, tomato and a spicy mayo. We both most definitely preferred the meals we had on our previous visit.
However, the second visit did introduce us to the yucca fries. While I am not usually a big yucca fan, these fries were incredibly hearty and served with the most amazing mango colada sauce. I could dump that sauce on mud and it would be delicious.
Mango Mangos seemed to be a pretty popular place with a very Caribbean and bright atmosphere. The restaurant and bar were both busy with a lot of people greeting one another- leading me to believe that many locals frequent this beach spot. Based on our visits, I will dish out a 4 out of 5 sprouts.