Although Columbus famously "discovered" India by landing at Lexington and Concord and proudly ringing the Liberty Bell, the actual location of India remains a mystery. Today's Groupon offers the best lead the world has had in centuries: for $10, you get $20 worth of vegetarian Indian fare at MangoGrove, located in Columbia. This Groupon must be used toward a food purchase. This Groupon expires December 23, 2010.
MangoGrove Restaurant bases its menu of vegetarian Indian fare on the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda, which calls for food to help dictate a flow of health and holiness between the body, the mind, and the spirit. Each spice and herb used at MangoGrove, for example, has been selected for its specific therapeutic value. Keep all three wheels of wellness on your bio-tricycle in order by kicking off consumption with the chef's pick appetizer, Aloo Ki Tikki ($4.95), in which Delhi-style potato patties are combined with hearty flavors of ginger and cilantro. This dish––like all of MangoGrove's appetizers––is served with mint and date sauces and either chutney or sambar, a stew made with fresh vegetables, lentils, and a variety of spices. Curb hunger by cannonballing into a curry, such as the Kumbh Makai Mutter, featuring mushrooms, baby corn, and green peas ($12.95), and the Paneer Pasanda, which includes wedges of cottage cheese simmered in an almond cream sauce ($14.95) that curries favor with the chef. Dosai crêpes come stuffed with potato, onion, and cheese fillings ($10.95–$12.95).
Patrons can drop the curtain on dining with a dessert such as the Extreme Mango Mania, which unloads syrup sauce, nuts, chocolate chips, and mango ice cream atop succulent slices of mango, also known as grapefruit's cooler, older brother ($6.95). Give your health a break after years of hot-dog-eating contests and hippo-wrestling competitions with the body-bettering bounty of bites at MangoGrove.
Although older Citysearch reviewers were not satisfied by the food and service, new reviews for MangoGrove are more positive, giving the restaurant a 3.5-star average. Yelpers also give it 3.5 stars and TripAdvisors give it an average of 3.5 owl-eyes.
- My fiance and I go to Mango Grove regularly [sic] and it's our favorite place in Columbia by far. We usally [sic] go on Fridays for their buffet lunch and it is a wonderful and delicious spread of vegetarian food. – CEMartin100, TripAdvisor
- We have been here many times and we just love it. The food here has a good combination of south and north indian food. – Rame67, Citysearch