Mangos Caribbean Restaurant Review

Hey students! It’s your favorite teacher, Adriena, from Food is My Classroom here at Mangos Caribbean Restaurant. I found this Caribbean restaurant right in the Heart of Downtown Atlanta affectionately called “Sweet Auburn.” Click the link for more goodness 🙂

Hey students! It’s your favorite teacher, Adriena, from @foodismyclassroom here at Mangos Caribbean Restaurant. I found this Caribbean restaurant right in the Heart of Downtown Atlanta affectionately called “Sweet Auburn.”

Mangos Caribbean Restaurant
Food is My Classroom at Mangos Restaurant

Classroom: Mangos Caribbean Restaurant, 180 Auburn Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

The Lesson Plan [Full Review of Experience]

Mangos Caribbean Restaurant
Food is My Classroom at Mangos Restaurant

⭐ Materials Needed:

  1. Major Credit Card: To pay for street parking, which is $2.00/hr. Max 4 hrs. Must enter your tag number. Police monitor these spots heavily.
  2. Patience: There can be a bit of a wait to order (to-go) during the lunch rush due to the large crowd.

⭐ Observation:

Opening (Appetizers)
-n/a

During (Entrees)

Mangos Caribbean Restaurant
Food is My Classroom at Mangos Restaurant

Regular Oxtails Plate:

  • Comes with approximately 6 small bones in gravy. The plate includes a small portion of cabbage, 2 plantains, and a large amount of rice and peas. Oxtails were on the small side, and the amount was seemed justified and expected due to the market value as oxtails are considered a delicacy in the food industry. They were tender, and the gravy from the meat was soooo yummy that it made me want to lick the plate. The cabbage was a bit salty and overcooked while the plantains had a slight crunch, which was unexpected only to be further let down by the dryness of the plantains. Lastly, the rice and peas were filling, but nothing stood out about it in comparison to any other Caribbean restaurant.
Mangos Caribbean Restaurant
Food is My Classroom at Mangos Restaurant

Curry Shrimp Pasta:

  • Bowtie Pasta with large juicy shrimp, broccoli, red and green peppers, and onions all coated in a fragrant and flavorful Curry Sauce. The bowl was placed in front of me, and the aroma was breathtaking and made me want to dig in immediately. The shrimp were large, plump, and perfectly cooked. The veggies had just enough crunch, and the curry sauce was absolutely impeccable. They need to sell it! This dish is large, so share!
Mangos Caribbean Restaurant
Food is My Classroom at Mangos Restaurant

Mango Lemonade:

  • The suggestion made by my waitress was Mango Tea or an Arnold Palmer, but I went for the Mango Lemonade. It was a great choice! The punch is a perfect blend of lemonade and mango punch to create a delightful concoction. The punch made me feel like it was native to the Caribbean islands, especially if it had a little Rum.
Mangos Caribbean Restaurant
Food is My Classroom at Mangos Restaurant

Closing (Desserts)

Signature Mango Cheesecake:

  • A large slice of creamy mango cheesecake on a caramel drizzle with whipped topping. The cheesecake was very smooth and creamy with a soft crust. There is a thin mango-flavored gel layer on top that I didn’t care for. The caramel drizzle on the plate was delicious. The whip was not flavored and had no taste.
Mangos Caribbean Restaurant
Food is My Classroom at Mangos Restaurant

⭐ The Glows [Pros]

  1. They opened on time at 11 am, and food was ready to be ordered & served. All options were available.
  2. Portions are large enough for sharing. This way, you can sample multiple menu items.
  3. Depending on your location, Mangos is available via many means of transportation. (i.e., car, the Marta bus, the downtown trolley, scooters, bike, and on foot)
  4. They are walking distance from/to Georgia State University (my alma mater) which will allow college students to get there on foot.
  5. They are right next to a Marta bus & Trolley stop, which is good for public transit commuters.
  6. They offer Door Dash.
  7. They are minutes from I-75 and I-20.
  8. My waitress, JOELLE, was an ABSOLUTE Godsend. She was kind, attentive, and made suggestions on what most people order & what she liked.
  9. Since they are in the heart of downtown Atlanta, they are close to public parks, night clubs, luxury apartments, historical places to tour, and other small businesses.

The Grows [Cons]

  1. The decor is a bit outdated and visually busy.
  2. The restaurant is a bit cluttered with items that need to be in storage, especially in the bar area.
  3. They decorate the plate with so much parsley, and I do mean a lot of it. It’s unnecessary and a bit messy. It was all over my table.
  4. The meats are done well, so they shine brightly, but the veggies are just okay.

⭐Evaluation: [The Score]
Grade📋 B

Most Popular:
Per Joelle, most people order Mango Lemonade or Tea, Oxtails, Jerk Shrimp, Curry Shrimp Pasta, Red Snapper, and Mango Cheesecake.

⭐Teacher’s Notes✏:

  1. If you go on Mondays, they have BOGO.
  2. If you go during lunchtime for DINING-IN, the crowd isn’t that bad.
  3. The owner, Tru, used to own The Royal Peacock. But, they are still deeply tied to the location.
  4. The Royal Peacock crowd frequents Mangos after they party, which is why on the weekend, Mangos stays open to 4 am.
  5. From Thursday – Sunday night beginning @9pm, Mangos has a live DJ for what is called “Club Mangos.”

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📸 and 📽 by Adriena Long

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The Original Hot Dog Factory!

Hey Students! It’s your favorite teacher, Adriena, of Food is My Classroom here with today’s mini-lesson for National Hot Dog Day! Click on the link for more goodness 🙂

Hey Students! It’s your favorite teacher, Adriena, of @foodismyclassroom here with today’s mini-lesson for National Hot Dog Day. My Marketing Director and I had lunch today at The Original Hot Dog Factory, a black-owned eatery with 18 choices of franks. It was soooo delicious!

See my RECOMMENDATIONS below:
⭐Corn Dog
⭐BLT Dog
⭐Taco Dog
⭐Onion Rings
⭐The Deep Fried Oreos (eat hot)

Background Knowledge:

You may be familiar with the owner Dennis McKinley, because he has been seen on the 11th Season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. He is the fiancé of Porsha Williams and the father to her daughter. This is the first baby for both parents. McKinley, a native of Detroit, opened a second corporate Hot Dog Factory on Piedmont Avenue (formerly Slice) in Midtown Atlanta. McKinley is a college-educated serial entrepreneur as he also owns Cru Hookah Lounge here in Atlanta as well. The Hot Dog Factory does also offer Catering/Food Truck and Franchise opportunities.

Alternative Options:

  1. Beef hot dogs are 100% beef.
  2. All turkey, chicken, and veggie dogs are gluten-free.
  3. All factory dogs can be substituted for polish, chicken or veggie at an upcharge.
Food is My Classroom at Hot Dog Factory

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Mini-Lesson #1 Sublime Doughnuts

It’s your favorite teacher 👩🏽‍🏫, Adriena, of Food Is My Classroom here with today’s mini lesson on satisfying your sweet tooth 🦷. I found this black owned 24hr. shop at Sublime Doughnuts 🍩 at Briarcliff. Check out my review!

Hey Students! It’s your favorite teacher, Adriena, of Food Is My Classroom here with today’s mini-lesson on satisfying your sweet tooth. I found this black-owned 24hr. shop called Sublime Doughnuts off of Briarcliff. They also make fresh coffee, hot chocolate, & a variety of gelatos.

See my TOP 5 doughnuts below:
⭐Honey Glazed Cinnamon Swirl
⭐Reese’s
⭐Fresh Strawberries & Cream
⭐Red Velvet Cake
⭐A-Town Cream

Check out my photo gallery below!

Check out Sublime Doughnuts at www.sublimedoughnuts.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SublimeDonuts/


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