Caribbean cuisine captures the essence of the islands without subjecting their consumptive counterparts to sweltering temperatures and the stress of differentiating high tide, low tide, and mystery tide. Prove that no meal is an island with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Caribbean cuisine and specialty cocktails at Mangoseed Restaurant, located near Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
The chefs at Mangoseed stir up spicy and sweet Caribbean fare partnered with a slew of specialty cocktails. Diners can test teeth on appetizers such as mango bit salmon ($9) or roasted corn ($3) before devouring more substantial servings outlined on the eatery's vast menu. Platters of salmon ($14 each) and chicken ($9.50 each) arrive tableside with housemade mango jerk sauce and other glazes that balance spiciness, sweetness, and ongoing acting careers. Alternatively, the fresh, steamed snapper ($14), cooked over scented coconut broth with garlic and thyme, points its fin toward other meat-free fare, including wok-fried vegetable noodles ($7) bedecked in mango-splashed peppers and carrots.
For romantic nights or evenings marked by plutonic thumbwars, Mangoseed supplies sufficient levels of both laid-back vibes and liquid, spirited accompaniment. Masters of mixology wield the bottles behind the full bar, shaking up specialty cocktails such as That Good Stuff, a drink that unites island-inspired spirits with mango puree and pineapple juice. With each sip, seated guests can exchange glances with tablemates, allowing the amber light from the overhead hanging lamps to enhance all smiling, synchronous façades.
- Everything was tasty. The oxtail gravy was rich and the meat fell of the bone. The rice was excellent — more vegetables than I expected and the saffron came through. – Hawthorne Street
- This family owned restaurant was very charming from the friendly waitresses and the cute chefs (hee-hee!) to the island country-side decor. Aaaand…they have a lovely outdoor garden with additional seating, it was beautiful! – Dining With Grace
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