Mango Tropical Bar (Glasgow) : Review

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373 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3HU

V: 20th May 2017      T:  07908 251 200      W:  www.mangolatino.co.uk

Child Friendly: No as a bar      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have passed Mango a few times, when walking to the West End and I recently saw a voucher deal for here (two burgers and a cocktail for £12) which I had to get as it was a very good deal.

On entering we were greeted and shown to our table, and had a look about and at the menu.

For me this place had a really good atmosphere about it, you had Latin American music playing in the background, everyone was having a nice time, you had a TV that was showing football and WWE.

One part that was very cool was at every both, there was a plug socket on the wall. This had normal plug points and a USB point which was a nice touch.

The Food :

Beef Burrito £n/a as had voucher (normally £8.90)
Wheat flour tortilla wrapped with meat, refried beans, lettuce, guacamole, cheese and sour cream.

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I have had a few Burritos in the last few months, so I thought I would try one from here. On arrived it looked very nice, and it smelled really good.

At first bite I was a little puzzled as I was expecting it to have rice inside, but I am guessing not all Burritos need to have this.

Overall this was just OK for me, there were a few very chewy bits of beef but the majority were all nice and tender and the flavour was nice. The dips really did add to the flavour, my favourite was the sour cream I felt this worked very well with this.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3.5
Presentation : 4.5

Cocktail :

Mango Mojito £n/a as had voucher

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The waitress who was very helpful tonight told me about the 3 cocktails I could choose from, so I told her I had a sweet tooth and to surprise me and she brought this one.

So I was with my friend tonight and there were two items on the dessert list that caught our eye, so we decided to order both and try half of each.

Desserts :

Churros con Chocolate £4.50
Very Latin American sweet snack to dip in to hot chocolate

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I wanted something sweet tonight, and this is a very sweet dessert.

I have had this before in many restaurants and loved it, and tonight I enjoyed it and with the dip it made it that extra sweet that I needed.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Torta de Queijo con Mango £4.50
Fresh Home Baked Mango cheesecake

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This was very nicely presented, and I couldn’t wait to dig in.

It was a very nice cheesecake, with a very nice Mango sauce.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4.5

Overall :

Overall I really enjoyed my first visit here, food wise for me it was nice but atmosphere and cocktails that’s where it won for me.

I would like to go back and try another dish, and more of the cocktails.

As I said at the start of this post, I really felt relaxed and really enjoyed the atmosphere here. The music was at a perfect level, and the service, decor etc were all very good.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Value for money: N/A as had voucher
  • Overall : 4

Tuk Tuk (Glasgow) : Review

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Location

TUK TUK
426 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow
G2 3JD

Website

tuktukonline.com/book-glasgow/

Visit Date : 17th April 2017

I missed the Tuk Tuk bloggers event which looked really good fun. I did manage to see a few of the Facebook live videos for this night, which made me regret missing it more as they had Bollywood dancing and more.

I finally got round to coming to try Tuk Tuk Glasgow and this is what I thought.

On entering we were greeted and shown to our table, instantly your hit with multicoloured walls and a modern interior. Its got a very modern and relaxed feel to the place.

The voucher was 3 dishes to share between 2, but I miss read it as 3 dishes each…ah well I didn’t mind as we both had a nice time…anyway on to the food.

You are recommended to maybe order 2 to 3 dishes each, as its Indian Tapa style similar to Chaakoo Bombay Cafe

Drinks :

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Tonights staff were all very helpful explaining all the different dishes, what they were like and flavours. This I had to ask what a Thumbs Up was

Thumbs Up £2.85

This is a brand of cola in India, so I thought I would give it a try as I have never tried it.

It was ok…

The flavour was similar to Coke over here, but not as nice but pleasant to taste. Closest you could describe it as, maybe like a supermarkets own brand of cola.

BENGALI FISHCAKES £4.95
Rustic handmade railway station patties with mint sauce & salad

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I asked the waitress about these and she sold them for me, so I ordered them.

She was right they were really good, a very little spice to them and full of flavour. I would order these again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 4

CHILLI PANEER £4.90
Cottage cheese cooked in the wok with sweet and sour sauce

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I normally go for normal Paneer but I decided to see what this was like.

It was ok for me, maybe a little too spicy for my taste but was ok. Next time I would stick with the normal one.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4

ALOO GOBI £4.85
Baby potato & cauliflower curry with North Indian tomato gravy

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Normally don’t go for dishes like these, but thought first time here lets try new dishes.

I liked this a lot, it was full of flavour not that spicy and was very filling.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5

LASSIS £3 
An Indian take on a smoothie – a blended yoghurt drink served ice-cold and in a choice of fruity flavours. 

Flavours Available: Mango, Salted, Lychee, Coconut, Sweet

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Anytime I go to an Indian restaurant I always make sure to try a Lassi, normally its the Mango one as that for me is the best.

This was made perfectly, it wasn’t runny like water it wasn’t too thick just the correct consistency and taste was really good.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5

Overall :

Overall my first visit was a very good visit, the staff and food were really good.

The atmosphere was nice, and I liked that I knew a lot of the Bollywood songs playing in the background. (Kick, Happy New Year, Bang Bang etc..)

I will be going back to Tuk Tuk, as I want to try a few more dishes, so keep watching for my tweets or blog posts.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 5

Chaakoo Bombay Cafe (Glasgow) : Review

Location : Chaakoo Bombay Cafe

79 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5TF

T: 0141 229 0000
W: www.chaakoo.co.uk

Visit Date : 10th April 2017

As you regular readers know I really like Chaakoo, and I have been there a many times.

You can see all my other reviews by doing a search, but tonights visit I decided to keep my promise and try different dishes…ok well I had one that I have had before but the rest was all new.

Tandoori King Prawn £9
King prawns steeped in our house smoked tandoori rub, flash flamed on the robata grill and garnished in citrus lemon.

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When this arrived I though “oh” as part of me though it was presented in a shell and I am not a fan of that but I was very happy to see no shell

This was very nice, the King Prawn was very meaty and the flavour was really good. The meat wasn’t chewy, and the flavour was was just right.

I tried it with and without the sauce, but personally its perfect without but its all down to your own personal taste.

I would have this again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Machali £4.95
Fish pakora in a coriander & green chilli batter.

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I was a little disappointed with this dish, the main reason I was expecting a lot of flavour but for me it tasted just like Fish Fingers.

Don’t get me wrong there is nothing wrong with Fish Fingers, but it was just an OK dish for me.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3
Presentation : 2

Saag Paneer £5.95 (V)
A classic jalfrezi dish of spiced spinach, studded with cubes of creamy fried paneer cheese.

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Ok ok I know I have had this before but I really like this, I promise next time I won’t order this again.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Mango & Banana Crumble £4.95

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I decided that I still had room for some more so I opted to try this dish.

I am so glad I did.

This was a very nice dish, and I am regretting not having it sooner (thats if its been on the menu and I have missed it…or recently added).

I would and will have this next time and again and again! I might even order two on my next visit.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Caramelised Pineapple Lassi £3.25

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So! I normally have a Mango Lassi but I thought lets try another one today.

It was ok, the pineapple flavour was nice and the texture was ok.

Little disappointed but glad I tried something new, I think I will stay with the Mango Lassi.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 5

Overall :

Overall another very good visit, I am very glad I tried a lot of new dishes and I will 10000% have the Mango and Banana Crumble.

Every time I come here I am very relaxed and always have a good meal, if you haven’t tried here yet please do give it a visit.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4.5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 4.5
  • Overall : 4.5