Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of Jamaican dinner fare and drinks at Mangoz Restaurant.
The cooks at Mangoz Restaurant decorate plates with a menu of authentic Jamaican cuisine prepared fresh daily. On the appetizer roster, pastry patties burst with savory fillings such as beef, chicken, or veggies ($3.50) and beam with a golden hue reminiscent of King Midas's lace gloves. Among entrees, orange jerk chicken ($12.95) combines citrus and spice; the stewed beef slowly tenderizes in a rich red tomato sauce ($10.95). Eaters can round out protein-packed plates with a side order of vegetables such as sweet potatoes with pineapple ($3.75), or a dessert from the softly glowing display case. A tangy rum sauce swathes Jamaican bread pudding ($5.95) while preventing cherries, dates, and fruit fillings from escaping to a reggae concert. The restaurant's intimate dining room bears bright yellow walls and hanging plants that photosynthesize sunlight into cayenne-infused oxygen.