by Phoenix F. on
Thursday night horribly filled with tight t-shirt, coked up, slick haired losers. They all looked like reality show rejects which would have been okay, except they didn't dance!!! The DJ was awesome, and there's even a dancefloor to boot, but instead everyone stood around observing everyone else and not dancing. Isn't there a coke den where you can all just stand around and be high together, while people like me actually can dance with other like-minded individuals? This place does nothing for me.
by Jenna P. on
I love seafood and I have been craving seafood all week. I did some research on rateclubs trying to decide where to eat, finally chose Mayes Oyster House. The pictures of the oysters looked delicious. This place is comfortable, classy, and eligent looking. I was surprised how uncrowded it was 8pm on a Saturday night. Ended up ordering the: *Lobster/Scallop/Prawn Ceviche ($10)- delicious, but way too small *Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poki ($9)- good, very small *Seafood Plateau, Large ($27)- it came with 4 sauces and no one explained to us what they were. Had to flag down a waitress to explain what each was and what matched with what. After ordering all this food I was still hungry :( Taste gets 4.5 stars. Leaving satisfied without breaking the bank: 2 stars. (I will return during happy hour only.) Our waitress and the cocktail waitress didn't seem to be available when we needed. The cocktail waitress, Jennifer, was kinda rude. She brought the beer to our table and we had a question but she turned around and left before I could get a word out. Later she was stuffing her face at the bar. My impression is that she must have some connection to be working there because I don't think any owner would allow their employee to eat at the bar especially while working. Service gets 2.5 stars. I think this restaurant needs to hire new servers because obviously this is an ongoing problem as I read other reviews.
by Priscila Butman on
I have to agree and disagree with everyone else's review. I think to a certain extent, Mango's seems like the land of Coyote Ugly and the Pussycat Dolls rejects. But it has its own appeal. I personally feel like home whenever I'm here. I've been to Mango's about 6-7 times now from 3 visits to Miami in the past 6 years. The first time was in 2002, and I can tell that it hasn't changed much since then. The food is not the greatest nor is it authentic Cuban food if that's what you're here for. But the atmosphere, the servers, the entertainers, the overall surrounding and vibe is just like none other. That is why I ALWAYS have to stop by Mango's every time I'm in South Beach. Aside from cooling off from the crazy hot and stickiness outside, you are entertained, served really yummy drinks and just basic but good food. I remember the first time I came here I just had turned 21 and boy did all the hostess, servers, bartenders and entertainers were just out to give me a helluva good time. They're all very friendly and accommodating. I was so shy back then when they would just come up to me and pull into the dance floor. I don't know anything about salsa dancing so I just hip hoped it while they did their sexy twist and steps. But for all you non-believers, you just have to check it out. It's like the Caribbean version of Rainforest Cafe, with big booty women and sex-appeal written all over the walls.