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Mango House - A Brief Review

Daniella | May 1, 200310:41 AM

Last night my fiancee and I had dinner at Mango House located in the former space of Ninja. Ambiance was fantastic, all low lights and deep red walls (albeit a little loud, but that's Jazz Fest eve for you). Food was good to very good, but slightly heavy handed and overspiced. We split the calliloo (I think I spelled that correctly) which was a soup of crabmeat, garlic, spinach and coconut milk. Flavor was good, but I found it a little too salty. Next, we had conch ceviche which was amazing. For our entrees, I had the crab cakes and my fiancee had jerked pork chops. My crab cakes were very generously sized made almost completely with crabmeat (very little breading). The sauce was a little overpowering. The jerked pork chops were outstanding and very moist. The sides, in my opinion, were a little too much. We both had the mango poached in vinegar which was slightly too sour. I had the sweet potatoes which were very, very good with a lot of allspice. My fiancee's potatos in yogurt were waay too spicy (this for a man who loves it hot). Portions were enormous and the mojitos were terrific. If the chef can be a little more light-handed with the seasonings, this place will be a go-to spot. Service was slow, but very friendly. Well done for a restaurant that has only been open a few months. Has anyone else eaten there yet? What did you think?

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