Cafe Mangu

★★★★☆
  • 15200 Fm 1825

    Pflugerville, TX 78660

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  • 512-990-3121

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I am Cuban; i was raised eating Caribbean food. I used to come to this restaurant couple year ago and was good. Now in my last visit i found a place with a lot of issues: \r
- Server was not polite and not caring for the customers (real

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★★★★★

I am Cuban; i was raised eating Caribbean food. I used to come to this restaurant couple year ago and was good. Now in my last visit i found a place with a lot of issues: \r
- Server was not polite and not caring for the customers (real

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He visitado este restaurant en tres ocasiones.La primera vez, pedi ropa vieja y estaba fria y picante.la segunda vez fui y el arroz blanco estaba duro.y el dia de fathers day invite a mi esposo, pensando q habia mejorado la cocina y fue peor q las veces anteriores.tuve q devolver los frijoles era pura agua y tres granos de frijol nada mas,el congry le dieron la raspa o la parte pegada del caldero.no era fresco.El churrasco lo pedi bien cocinado y estaba crudo...ya no voy mas.El sandwich cubano caroooo y que va mejor es el de Cuba Bakery en round rock.

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★☆☆☆☆

He visitado este restaurant en tres ocasiones.La primera vez, pedi ropa vieja y estaba fria y picante.la segunda vez fui y el arroz blanco estaba duro.y el dia de fathers day invite a mi esposo, pensando q habia mejorado la cocina y fue peor q las veces anteriores.tuve q devolver los frijoles era pura agua y tres granos de frijol nada mas,el congry le dieron la raspa o la parte pegada del caldero.no era fresco.El churrasco lo pedi bien cocinado y estaba crudo...ya no voy mas.El sandwich cubano caroooo y que va mejor es el de Cuba Bakery en round rock.

Pros: La comida no ha sido de mi agrado.

Cons: decepcionada

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i was born in the dominican republic, so believe me, i know dominican food well. their ropa vieja was not as good as i expected and the magu was nothing like the mangu i eat in the dominican republic. everything was extremely over salted. however, there were some good things: boiled yuca, arroz con guandules, chicharrones de pollo, and their mojo. the staff was friendly, but slow. it was also over priced, considering the quality of the food.

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★★★☆☆

i was born in the dominican republic, so believe me, i know dominican food well. their ropa vieja was not as good as i expected and the magu was nothing like the mangu i eat in the dominican republic. everything was extremely over salted. however, there were some good things: boiled yuca, arroz con guandules, chicharrones de pollo, and their mojo. the staff was friendly, but slow. it was also over priced, considering the quality of the food.

Pros: good arroz con guandules and boiled yuca

Cons: not very authentic, WAY too much salt

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I love this place. Believe it or not, it reminds me a lot of Brazil! The food is right on point, the atmosphere is alive, and it's the perfect place for a 1:1 lunch or dinner. Add some flavor to your life and try it!

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★★★★★

I love this place. Believe it or not, it reminds me a lot of Brazil! The food is right on point, the atmosphere is alive, and it's the perfect place for a 1:1 lunch or dinner. Add some flavor to your life and try it!

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The restaurant has potential to be excellent. The staff is friendly, and they are understanding when the complaints are valid. However, the kitchen has some major drawbacks. Expect to wait an incredibly long time, as they have limited staff. When the food does arrive, it is ALWAYS cold!!! The rice and beans are always room temperature, as if they just pulled it out of a pot that has been sitting on the stove!! Two times my dish was returned, before I just gave up! By the time the rice and beans were warm, everything else was cold. They refried my tostones, and gave it back with a bite I had taken from it. I, unfortunately can't recommend a place that offers this service.

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★★☆☆☆

The restaurant has potential to be excellent. The staff is friendly, and they are understanding when the complaints are valid. However, the kitchen has some major drawbacks. Expect to wait an incredibly long time, as they have limited staff. When the food does arrive, it is ALWAYS cold!!! The rice and beans are always room temperature, as if they just pulled it out of a pot that has been sitting on the stove!! Two times my dish was returned, before I just gave up! By the time the rice and beans were warm, everything else was cold. They refried my tostones, and gave it back with a bite I had taken from it. I, unfortunately can't recommend a place that offers this service.

Pros: Authentic Native Flavors

Cons: Routinely Run Out of Their Popular Dishes

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I loved the food, Service and that it is like a hole in the wall. Thats what makes it awesome. Aside of course the great tasting food. I am a Puerto Rican from NYC and this is the closest i can get to home cooked meals from home. It takes me back to my grandma cooking int he kitchen :)

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★★★★★

I loved the food, Service and that it is like a hole in the wall. Thats what makes it awesome. Aside of course the great tasting food. I am a Puerto Rican from NYC and this is the closest i can get to home cooked meals from home. It takes me back to my grandma cooking int he kitchen :)

Pros: Love Love Love the Plantain chips and sauce

Cons: Nothing its all awesome Just small

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Started with Caipirinhas,beers and plantain/dip. Had pork, chicken, beef...each dish very tasty and the seasonings were unique and so flavorful. Nice size entres with 3 sides fill huge plate. Brought half home. Ended with Tres Leches cake which was HUGE. Fed 3 of us. Will be going back! Highly recommended.
Drinks, dinner, dessert for 3, cost $70

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★★★★★

Started with Caipirinhas,beers and plantain/dip. Had pork, chicken, beef...each dish very tasty and the seasonings were unique and so flavorful. Nice size entres with 3 sides fill huge plate. Brought half home. Ended with Tres Leches cake which was HUGE. Fed 3 of us. Will be going back! Highly recommended.
Drinks, dinner, dessert for 3, cost $70

Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, great food, North Austin

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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Caribbean food seems to be hard to find in the Austin area, so I was eager to give this restaurant a try. We weren't sure where we were supposed to park. It's not well designated, so we parked in the lot next door. It was very clean and pleasant inside. The menu had a good assortment of choices. We ordered Mexican martinis (OK, nothing extra special),shrimp appetizer (fantastic), flank steak, and tres leches cake. The steak had a wonderful marinade on it, was cooked exactly as I requested and was quite tasty. The fried plantains were excellent! The food we had was defintely NOT SPICY, which pleased my husband especially. Our server was attentive and pleasant, but not pesty. The Tres Leches was the best I've ever had... I'm planning on ordering one for our Christmas party. Definitely a "thumbs up" for something out of the ordinary.

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★★★★☆

Caribbean food seems to be hard to find in the Austin area, so I was eager to give this restaurant a try. We weren't sure where we were supposed to park. It's not well designated, so we parked in the lot next door. It was very clean and pleasant inside. The menu had a good assortment of choices. We ordered Mexican martinis (OK, nothing extra special),shrimp appetizer (fantastic), flank steak, and tres leches cake. The steak had a wonderful marinade on it, was cooked exactly as I requested and was quite tasty. The fried plantains were excellent! The food we had was defintely NOT SPICY, which pleased my husband especially. Our server was attentive and pleasant, but not pesty. The Tres Leches was the best I've ever had... I'm planning on ordering one for our Christmas party. Definitely a "thumbs up" for something out of the ordinary.

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Yikes! Cafe Mangu has two flavors ... unbelievably bland and horribly overseasoned.

Typical of the bland fare are the plantain chips the server brings to your table immediately upon seating. Remarkably flavorless, absolutely no taste at all. Later in the meal I was dismayed to find that the side dishes ... the red beans, black beans, arroz amarillo, and arroz congri were also very bland.

The other horribly overseasoned end of the spectrum begins with the garlic dipping sauce served with the aforementioned plantain chips. I don't know if there is a fatal dose for garlic, but Cafe Mangu is trying hard to reach it. Twelve hours later the taste and smell still linger on the breath. For the main course, the Lechon Asado with onions was pretty good, but the sauce on the new shrimp dish (I can't recall the name, but it is fried shrimp with some kind of orange sauce) was WAY too sweet.

Service was courteous, attentive and quick. However, this food is not to my liking and a definitely on the pricey side. I will not be back, and I do NOT recommend this restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

Yikes! Cafe Mangu has two flavors ... unbelievably bland and horribly overseasoned.

Typical of the bland fare are the plantain chips the server brings to your table immediately upon seating. Remarkably flavorless, absolutely no taste at all. Later in the meal I was dismayed to find that the side dishes ... the red beans, black beans, arroz amarillo, and arroz congri were also very bland.

The other horribly overseasoned end of the spectrum begins with the garlic dipping sauce served with the aforementioned plantain chips. I don't know if there is a fatal dose for garlic, but Cafe Mangu is trying hard to reach it. Twelve hours later the taste and smell still linger on the breath. For the main course, the Lechon Asado with onions was pretty good, but the sauce on the new shrimp dish (I can't recall the name, but it is fried shrimp with some kind of orange sauce) was WAY too sweet.

Service was courteous, attentive and quick. However, this food is not to my liking and a definitely on the pricey side. I will not be back, and I do NOT recommend this restaurant.

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If you do not know what Dominican food is supposed to taste like, then you may be compelled to write a 5 stars review about this place. However, being born and raised in the Dominican Republic, I know what our food is supposed to taste like, and what I ate at this place tonight did not look (nor it tasted) Dominican at all.

I ordered the "Azopao de Camarones", and I can tell you that this looked more like a soup with rice in it, in addition to shrimp. I complained to several people in the restaurant, but they did not have a clue about what authentic Dominican food was supposed to be. I could not finish the soup, but still wanting to try something ?Dominican? (since in the area where I live there are no Dominican restaurants), I ventured to order the "Arroz con Pollo". Much to my surprise this looked more like "Azopao de Pollo", than what I actually ordered.

I finally complained to the owner of the restaurant. He indicated that he is aware of the difference between authentic Dominican food, and what he serves at his place. He said that his target market is not Dominican. He went further to indicate that what he eats at home is entirely different. At the very minimum I would have appreciated an apology, and maybe offering me a discount (which I would have probably politely rejected, as a heartfelt apology would have been more than enough) as a token of his appreciation for my feedback. But not even that. Oh well, I guess not all Dominicans are created equal.

What upsets me the most is that I called the restaurant prior to driving over there. I identified myself as a Dominican looking for Dominican food, and a lady who answered the phone reassured me that they were the real deal. Well, they are not. Oh, I almost forgot: I also ordered a coffee for my wife. Fortunately that never arrived.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you do not know what Dominican food is supposed to taste like, then you may be compelled to write a 5 stars review about this place. However, being born and raised in the Dominican Republic, I know what our food is supposed to taste like, and what I ate at this place tonight did not look (nor it tasted) Dominican at all.

I ordered the "Azopao de Camarones", and I can tell you that this looked more like a soup with rice in it, in addition to shrimp. I complained to several people in the restaurant, but they did not have a clue about what authentic Dominican food was supposed to be. I could not finish the soup, but still wanting to try something ?Dominican? (since in the area where I live there are no Dominican restaurants), I ventured to order the "Arroz con Pollo". Much to my surprise this looked more like "Azopao de Pollo", than what I actually ordered.

I finally complained to the owner of the restaurant. He indicated that he is aware of the difference between authentic Dominican food, and what he serves at his place. He said that his target market is not Dominican. He went further to indicate that what he eats at home is entirely different. At the very minimum I would have appreciated an apology, and maybe offering me a discount (which I would have probably politely rejected, as a heartfelt apology would have been more than enough) as a token of his appreciation for my feedback. But not even that. Oh well, I guess not all Dominicans are created equal.

What upsets me the most is that I called the restaurant prior to driving over there. I identified myself as a Dominican looking for Dominican food, and a lady who answered the phone reassured me that they were the real deal. Well, they are not. Oh, I almost forgot: I also ordered a coffee for my wife. Fortunately that never arrived.

Cons: The restaurant's name is misleading as "Mangu" is a Dominican dish. The "Dominican" dishes I tried did not taste "Dominican".

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Cafe Mangu has become our place to go without the kids! The food is absolutely fabulous, the atmosphere is bright and colorful and the wait-staff is extremely friendly.

We always have food to take home with us. The portion sizes are enormous for the prices. The prices are extremely reasonable for the amount of food we get. Everything is made fresh. The cuisine is caribbean.

I tell everyone about this lil' restaurant. If you haven't been yet, grab a friend or loved one and go eat! You won't be disappointed!

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★★★★★

Cafe Mangu has become our place to go without the kids! The food is absolutely fabulous, the atmosphere is bright and colorful and the wait-staff is extremely friendly.

We always have food to take home with us. The portion sizes are enormous for the prices. The prices are extremely reasonable for the amount of food we get. Everything is made fresh. The cuisine is caribbean.

I tell everyone about this lil' restaurant. If you haven't been yet, grab a friend or loved one and go eat! You won't be disappointed!

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All I can say about this restaurant is that if you do not visit and lOVE the food, see a dr because something is wrong with you.

My husband and I decided to go out on a limb on one of our rare date nights and try something new. We had never been and were taken aback when we started our walk through the beautiful greenery hiding this beautiful restaurant to the front door. We were greeted by friendly faces and seated immediately in front of delicious homemade plantain chips with a flavorful and intense carribean dipping sauce. My husband and I both ordered drinks and I was floored by his Mexican Martini served in the shaker , he ended up filling his martini glass 4 times for only 7.95. ---------

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Appetizer: Tostones & Longaniza (breaded fried plantain & homemade sausage) - Very hearty amount of food. Delicious homemade sausage unlike any sausage you will ever. Full of chunky pork peiced served once again with that delicious carribean dipping sauce. 6.75---------

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I had the Mahi Mahi with a homemade Mango salsa. Summery, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The fish was the perfect size, not to big, not to small. Very meaty, cooked to perfection. The Mango salsa paired perfecly. All entrees come with 3 VERY LARGE sides of your choice. I ordered the plain black beans, very flavorful - Arroz Congri - rice cooked with black beans, garlic and pork , this was pretty much a dish all its own and the Classic Fried plantain which was one of the best fried plantains I have ever had. 14.95-----------

My husband had a Shrimp dish which is new to the menu and I cannot remember what it is called. It was sweet and absolutely sinful. He ordered sides just as I did with exception of the rice, he ordered the Arroz Blanco which is a classic flavorful carribean white rice. 14.95----------

By the time we finished eating the HUGE portions we were too stuffed for dessert. Some other time and there WILL be another time.

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★★★★★

All I can say about this restaurant is that if you do not visit and lOVE the food, see a dr because something is wrong with you.

My husband and I decided to go out on a limb on one of our rare date nights and try something new. We had never been and were taken aback when we started our walk through the beautiful greenery hiding this beautiful restaurant to the front door. We were greeted by friendly faces and seated immediately in front of delicious homemade plantain chips with a flavorful and intense carribean dipping sauce. My husband and I both ordered drinks and I was floored by his Mexican Martini served in the shaker , he ended up filling his martini glass 4 times for only 7.95. ---------

Lets get on to the order:--------

Appetizer: Tostones & Longaniza (breaded fried plantain & homemade sausage) - Very hearty amount of food. Delicious homemade sausage unlike any sausage you will ever. Full of chunky pork peiced served once again with that delicious carribean dipping sauce. 6.75---------

Entrees: ---------

I had the Mahi Mahi with a homemade Mango salsa. Summery, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The fish was the perfect size, not to big, not to small. Very meaty, cooked to perfection. The Mango salsa paired perfecly. All entrees come with 3 VERY LARGE sides of your choice. I ordered the plain black beans, very flavorful - Arroz Congri - rice cooked with black beans, garlic and pork , this was pretty much a dish all its own and the Classic Fried plantain which was one of the best fried plantains I have ever had. 14.95-----------

My husband had a Shrimp dish which is new to the menu and I cannot remember what it is called. It was sweet and absolutely sinful. He ordered sides just as I did with exception of the rice, he ordered the Arroz Blanco which is a classic flavorful carribean white rice. 14.95----------

By the time we finished eating the HUGE portions we were too stuffed for dessert. Some other time and there WILL be another time.

Pros: Great service, quality fresh food, well made drinks, beautiful atmosphere

Cons: You end up eating way too much for fear the experience is going to end!

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We found this restaurant online a few months back when my SO was craving for Carribean food (he is from that area). We were impressed with the food so on a trip to Austin last week, we made it a point to stop by again. We were not disappointed at all.

The complimentary Mariquitas (fried plantain chips and garlicky mojo dip) were great. Cruncy and appetizing, but not heavy. We ordered Queso Frito (pan fried chunks of fresh cheese with Salsa Criolla) as an appetizer. It was not too bad but we probably could have skipped it. He ordered the same Lechon Asado (tender pork shoulder marinated then slow roasted and cider wilted onions) as last time and it was really tender.

Being a shrimp-lover, I ordered the Camarones en Salsa Criolla (shrimp in a tangy tomato sauce with garlic, onions, peppers and capers). It was awesome! Very flavorful but not too rich. I still liked the dish I had last time, the Camarones al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce). That was a simpler yet flavorful dish.

Each came with 3 sides and all were excellent. I especially loved the Maduros (fried ripe plantain).

The portions are huge and the prices reasonable. We could have easily split a meal had we wanted to same thing. Of course we had to get dessert, so we ordered the Tres Leches cake. It was excellent except for the whipped cream on top (seemed like icing to me), but I easily scraped that off.

This restaurant is on our short list of favorite restaurants and from now on a must-stop to or from Austin or San Antonio.

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★★★★★

We found this restaurant online a few months back when my SO was craving for Carribean food (he is from that area). We were impressed with the food so on a trip to Austin last week, we made it a point to stop by again. We were not disappointed at all.

The complimentary Mariquitas (fried plantain chips and garlicky mojo dip) were great. Cruncy and appetizing, but not heavy. We ordered Queso Frito (pan fried chunks of fresh cheese with Salsa Criolla) as an appetizer. It was not too bad but we probably could have skipped it. He ordered the same Lechon Asado (tender pork shoulder marinated then slow roasted and cider wilted onions) as last time and it was really tender.

Being a shrimp-lover, I ordered the Camarones en Salsa Criolla (shrimp in a tangy tomato sauce with garlic, onions, peppers and capers). It was awesome! Very flavorful but not too rich. I still liked the dish I had last time, the Camarones al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce). That was a simpler yet flavorful dish.

Each came with 3 sides and all were excellent. I especially loved the Maduros (fried ripe plantain).

The portions are huge and the prices reasonable. We could have easily split a meal had we wanted to same thing. Of course we had to get dessert, so we ordered the Tres Leches cake. It was excellent except for the whipped cream on top (seemed like icing to me), but I easily scraped that off.

This restaurant is on our short list of favorite restaurants and from now on a must-stop to or from Austin or San Antonio.

Pros: Great food and great service

Cons: Gravel parking lot

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Although our waiter was blonde and blue eyes and seemed a lil bit on the ditzy side and most likely she doesnt speak spanish our experience was pretty darn good and we will be going back. The place is family owned and you can see them working the tables, the cashier and the kitchen. The ambiance is very nice, good merengue playing on the backgroung makes you wanna dance and the people diversity was great, i saw a chinese couple as well as a hindi and a korean couple, some latin families or just friends hanging out for some drinks and appetizers. The food was more than great, fresh with lots of taste... the mojo and chimichurri sauces were awesome, home made fried plantains very thinly fried up were placed at our table as soon as we ordered. You get three sides on every plate, you can pick from salad, soup or traditional caribbean sides like platanos maduros, tostones (patacones), yucca frita o hervida, mariquitas, etc.

I highly recommend the Churrasco Argentino, not like your average texas piece of meat. The Vaca Frita is awesome as well as the Ropa Vieja. Do try the Tostones and Longaniza if they have any cause they seem to go by fast...

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★★★★☆

Although our waiter was blonde and blue eyes and seemed a lil bit on the ditzy side and most likely she doesnt speak spanish our experience was pretty darn good and we will be going back. The place is family owned and you can see them working the tables, the cashier and the kitchen. The ambiance is very nice, good merengue playing on the backgroung makes you wanna dance and the people diversity was great, i saw a chinese couple as well as a hindi and a korean couple, some latin families or just friends hanging out for some drinks and appetizers. The food was more than great, fresh with lots of taste... the mojo and chimichurri sauces were awesome, home made fried plantains very thinly fried up were placed at our table as soon as we ordered. You get three sides on every plate, you can pick from salad, soup or traditional caribbean sides like platanos maduros, tostones (patacones), yucca frita o hervida, mariquitas, etc.

I highly recommend the Churrasco Argentino, not like your average texas piece of meat. The Vaca Frita is awesome as well as the Ropa Vieja. Do try the Tostones and Longaniza if they have any cause they seem to go by fast...

Pros: Ambiance was great, lots of diversity in clientel

Cons: Parking floor is a bit rough on the way out and the place is small, but its just fine.

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Finally after a long search I have found the place the does Paella right! Great place family friendly with good food.

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★★★★★

Finally after a long search I have found the place the does Paella right! Great place family friendly with good food.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Call ahead for Paella

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in Pflugerville, of all places. Called Cafe Mangu. My husband's Puerto Rican friend clued him in to this place at lunch. He took me for dinner and I think I may have actually died a little from foodie happiness. It's called Carribean food, but it focuses mainly on Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban food. I've never had Carribean food, but DAMN this stuff is amazing.

I must recommend the Tostones y Longanzia - fabulous fried plantains and sausage - for an appetizer. Then eat whatever the waitress tell you to. Drink what she tells you to - although their Margaritas are refreshingly NOT sweet and the Caipirinha is to die for. Then get the Tres Leches for desert. (She will probably tell you to get this if you ask.)

And it's a small enough place that if you gush about the food to your fabulous waitress, she'll bring over the owner and might even comp your dessert.

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★★★★★

in Pflugerville, of all places. Called Cafe Mangu. My husband's Puerto Rican friend clued him in to this place at lunch. He took me for dinner and I think I may have actually died a little from foodie happiness. It's called Carribean food, but it focuses mainly on Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban food. I've never had Carribean food, but DAMN this stuff is amazing.

I must recommend the Tostones y Longanzia - fabulous fried plantains and sausage - for an appetizer. Then eat whatever the waitress tell you to. Drink what she tells you to - although their Margaritas are refreshingly NOT sweet and the Caipirinha is to die for. Then get the Tres Leches for desert. (She will probably tell you to get this if you ask.)

And it's a small enough place that if you gush about the food to your fabulous waitress, she'll bring over the owner and might even comp your dessert.

Pros: Food, Friendly staff

Cons: Location behind the Tinseltown

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My wife & I went to Cuba Libre and loved it! Having Lived on the west coast for years, we've become accustomed to great food. And, Cuba Libre has great food! We had a shrimp appetizer, seasoned pork and shredded beef (ropa vieja) for dinner, and tres leches for dessert. Each item rated a perfect 10 in my book. And, the portions were so huge, it was enough for two meals each. Our waiter was excellent as well. The only drawbacks were the limited parking and the "ordinary" interior. That said, the food is so good, you won't even notice the few quirks!

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★★★★★

My wife & I went to Cuba Libre and loved it! Having Lived on the west coast for years, we've become accustomed to great food. And, Cuba Libre has great food! We had a shrimp appetizer, seasoned pork and shredded beef (ropa vieja) for dinner, and tres leches for dessert. Each item rated a perfect 10 in my book. And, the portions were so huge, it was enough for two meals each. Our waiter was excellent as well. The only drawbacks were the limited parking and the "ordinary" interior. That said, the food is so good, you won't even notice the few quirks!

Pros: Food is Excellent, Waitstaff was Attentive, Exterior of Restaurant is Serene

Cons: Interior is Bland, Parking is Limited

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My wife and I ate at Cafe Mangu last night. Overall, I was impressed. Service was excellent; fast, attentive and friendly. I had the Churrasco Argentino, which was very good. Wife had the Lechon Asado, which was good, but not perfect. I think it could have been roasted a few more hours so that it was even more falling-off-the-bone. Plantains were great; I like 'em soft which is how they make them. I also had a Caipirinha, which was a little disappointing -- not like the Brazilian variety in which they thoroughly mash the limes so its fresh and kind of pulpy. I'm very glad to have found this restaurant because its good, its reasonably priced, and its just a lot more interesting than the usual chain joints in that part of town.

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★★★★☆

My wife and I ate at Cafe Mangu last night. Overall, I was impressed. Service was excellent; fast, attentive and friendly. I had the Churrasco Argentino, which was very good. Wife had the Lechon Asado, which was good, but not perfect. I think it could have been roasted a few more hours so that it was even more falling-off-the-bone. Plantains were great; I like 'em soft which is how they make them. I also had a Caipirinha, which was a little disappointing -- not like the Brazilian variety in which they thoroughly mash the limes so its fresh and kind of pulpy. I'm very glad to have found this restaurant because its good, its reasonably priced, and its just a lot more interesting than the usual chain joints in that part of town.

Pros: Great menu selection, good food, reasonable prices

Cons: My first experience with their drinks was not that great

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The garlic tilapia was incredible! Also had the yellow rice with plantains and sauce. Robert was our servr and he was wonderful! Very nice place, nice environment. Hubby had the slow roasted pork with sauce with black beans rice and yucca. All was yummy! We will return!

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★★★★★

The garlic tilapia was incredible! Also had the yellow rice with plantains and sauce. Robert was our servr and he was wonderful! Very nice place, nice environment. Hubby had the slow roasted pork with sauce with black beans rice and yucca. All was yummy! We will return!

Pros: Food

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Having grown up with Dominicans most of my life and after several trips to DR, I have a great sense of taste for their food. So when I heard of this new restaurant, I was so excited to finally have some homemade food, once again. The cafe is small and cute with merengue playing in the background, but the biggest disappointment was the food. I had the Pollo Asado. Both the chicken and rice were extremely bland, and the platanos were too soft. I thought I had found a little safe haven for my Caribbean fix, but I'd rather cook my own at home.

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★★★☆☆

Having grown up with Dominicans most of my life and after several trips to DR, I have a great sense of taste for their food. So when I heard of this new restaurant, I was so excited to finally have some homemade food, once again. The cafe is small and cute with merengue playing in the background, but the biggest disappointment was the food. I had the Pollo Asado. Both the chicken and rice were extremely bland, and the platanos were too soft. I thought I had found a little safe haven for my Caribbean fix, but I'd rather cook my own at home.

Pros: Service, Ambience

Cons: Food

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What a find this place is! A brand new, clean and casual restaurant that serves the most delicious Caribbean food imaginable. Seriously - try it! You'll go back again and again!

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★★★★★

What a find this place is! A brand new, clean and casual restaurant that serves the most delicious Caribbean food imaginable. Seriously - try it! You'll go back again and again!

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Mangu hits the spot and doesn't hit up your pocketbook. The meals are delicious and extremely affordable. It is wortht the drive to get away and enjoy authentic caribbean food. I love caribbean food and Mangu doesn't dissapoint. Also enjoy the mojitos, they are spectacular.

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Mangu hits the spot and doesn't hit up your pocketbook. The meals are delicious and extremely affordable. It is wortht the drive to get away and enjoy authentic caribbean food. I love caribbean food and Mangu doesn't dissapoint. Also enjoy the mojitos, they are spectacular.

Pros: inexpensive, tasty, cozy

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This is a great restaurant for anyone that likes to try differnet ethnic fare. I live in Pflugerville and have driven by it for a year now. I wish I had tried it sooner. The portions were large there wasn't a thing on our plates that we didn't absolutely love! Let's put it this way, there are restaurants that I drive into Austin for. If this were in Austin, I'd go for this one.

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★★★★★

This is a great restaurant for anyone that likes to try differnet ethnic fare. I live in Pflugerville and have driven by it for a year now. I wish I had tried it sooner. The portions were large there wasn't a thing on our plates that we didn't absolutely love! Let's put it this way, there are restaurants that I drive into Austin for. If this were in Austin, I'd go for this one.

Pros: The food

Cons: parking

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My family went to this restaurant Saturday night. The bacalao was good. The lechon and Cuban sandwich were a little on the greesy side. The flan was made with cream cheese which made it a little heavy.

The mojitos were great!

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★★★☆☆

My family went to this restaurant Saturday night. The bacalao was good. The lechon and Cuban sandwich were a little on the greesy side. The flan was made with cream cheese which made it a little heavy.

The mojitos were great!

Cons: parking

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My family & I really enjoyed Cafe Mangu! The service was so caring and genuine and the food was delicious!
The ropa vieja was seasoned and prepared wonderfully.
Try the tres leches for desert. We took home a slice.

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★★★★★

My family & I really enjoyed Cafe Mangu! The service was so caring and genuine and the food was delicious!
The ropa vieja was seasoned and prepared wonderfully.
Try the tres leches for desert. We took home a slice.

Pros: Excellent service, Authentic food

Cons: not much parking

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We started with a couple Mojitos and the Lobster, Crab, and Shrimp salad in vinegrette. The portion size was huge (no skimping on the seafood here!) Only wish they'd pumped up the vinegrette with more lime or salt. The Paella is outstanding! I felt like I was back in Spain. We finished with a taste of the Cortado de leche (uber-sweet with fresh fruit) and the tres leches. Both were extremely well done. The service was very friendly and informative. The restaurant is located in an old house with bright tropical colors. All in all, 'a keeper'. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

We started with a couple Mojitos and the Lobster, Crab, and Shrimp salad in vinegrette. The portion size was huge (no skimping on the seafood here!) Only wish they'd pumped up the vinegrette with more lime or salt. The Paella is outstanding! I felt like I was back in Spain. We finished with a taste of the Cortado de leche (uber-sweet with fresh fruit) and the tres leches. Both were extremely well done. The service was very friendly and informative. The restaurant is located in an old house with bright tropical colors. All in all, 'a keeper'. Highly recommended.

Pros: Food, Service, Value

Cons: Parking

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I was very impressed with the food and service I received at Cafe Mangu. The food was a refreshing change from all the mexican restaurants in the area and the outdoor patio was a great spot to relax and unwind. Highly recommended to anyone looking for something different from the usual.

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★★★★★

I was very impressed with the food and service I received at Cafe Mangu. The food was a refreshing change from all the mexican restaurants in the area and the outdoor patio was a great spot to relax and unwind. Highly recommended to anyone looking for something different from the usual.

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I went to this place with my boyfriend who has parents from both Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. He took me there so I could get a taste for Caribbean food. I LOVED it. The atmosphere was very laid back. If you like Caribbean food and just want to try something low-key and different I highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

I went to this place with my boyfriend who has parents from both Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. He took me there so I could get a taste for Caribbean food. I LOVED it. The atmosphere was very laid back. If you like Caribbean food and just want to try something low-key and different I highly recommend it!

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Drinks

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How lucky Pflugerville is to have such a charming, unique place. I had never had "Caribbean" cuisine but was pleasantly surprised with Mangu's presentation of it. They have a full bar and a nice outdoor patio. I split the paella with another person and although the wait was longer, it was worth it for a dish that didn't scimp on the amount of meat mixed in it.

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★★★★★

How lucky Pflugerville is to have such a charming, unique place. I had never had "Caribbean" cuisine but was pleasantly surprised with Mangu's presentation of it. They have a full bar and a nice outdoor patio. I split the paella with another person and although the wait was longer, it was worth it for a dish that didn't scimp on the amount of meat mixed in it.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Clean

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Cafe Mangu has the most wonderful Caribbean food I've had since I lived in Miami. This new restaurant has everything you need. Huge portions, reasonable prices, barI was in love!

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★★★★★

Cafe Mangu has the most wonderful Caribbean food I've had since I lived in Miami. This new restaurant has everything you need. Huge portions, reasonable prices, barI was in love!

Pros: Food, Patio, Full Bar

 

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