Mango Tropical Bar (Glasgow) : Review

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373 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
G2 3HU

V: 20th May 2017      T:  07908 251 200      W:  www.mangolatino.co.uk

Child Friendly: No as a bar      Accepts: Cash & Card


I have passed Mango a few times, when walking to the West End and I recently saw a voucher deal for here (two burgers and a cocktail for £12) which I had to get as it was a very good deal.

On entering we were greeted and shown to our table, and had a look about and at the menu.

For me this place had a really good atmosphere about it, you had Latin American music playing in the background, everyone was having a nice time, you had a TV that was showing football and WWE.

One part that was very cool was at every both, there was a plug socket on the wall. This had normal plug points and a USB point which was a nice touch.

The Food :

Beef Burrito £n/a as had voucher (normally £8.90)
Wheat flour tortilla wrapped with meat, refried beans, lettuce, guacamole, cheese and sour cream.

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I have had a few Burritos in the last few months, so I thought I would try one from here. On arrived it looked very nice, and it smelled really good.

At first bite I was a little puzzled as I was expecting it to have rice inside, but I am guessing not all Burritos need to have this.

Overall this was just OK for me, there were a few very chewy bits of beef but the majority were all nice and tender and the flavour was nice. The dips really did add to the flavour, my favourite was the sour cream I felt this worked very well with this.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 3.5
Presentation : 4.5

Cocktail :

Mango Mojito £n/a as had voucher

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The waitress who was very helpful tonight told me about the 3 cocktails I could choose from, so I told her I had a sweet tooth and to surprise me and she brought this one.

So I was with my friend tonight and there were two items on the dessert list that caught our eye, so we decided to order both and try half of each.

Desserts :

Churros con Chocolate £4.50
Very Latin American sweet snack to dip in to hot chocolate

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I wanted something sweet tonight, and this is a very sweet dessert.

I have had this before in many restaurants and loved it, and tonight I enjoyed it and with the dip it made it that extra sweet that I needed.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Torta de Queijo con Mango £4.50
Fresh Home Baked Mango cheesecake

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This was very nicely presented, and I couldn’t wait to dig in.

It was a very nice cheesecake, with a very nice Mango sauce.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4.5

Overall :

Overall I really enjoyed my first visit here, food wise for me it was nice but atmosphere and cocktails that’s where it won for me.

I would like to go back and try another dish, and more of the cocktails.

As I said at the start of this post, I really felt relaxed and really enjoyed the atmosphere here. The music was at a perfect level, and the service, decor etc were all very good.

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4
  • Value for money: N/A as had voucher
  • Overall : 4

Paesano Pizza (West End, Glasgow) : Review

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Paesano Pizza
471 Great Western Road
Glasgow
G12 8AB

V: 9th May 2017      T: 0141 370 0534     W: www.paesanopizza.co.uk

Child Friendly: Yes      Accepts: Cash, Card & ApplePay


I have passed this location a lot recently and seen them working on it, and now that’s it open it was time to try here. I have been Paesano previously in Glasgow Merchant City, and really liked it so now it was time to have pizza!!!

Paesano are now very well known for their amazing pizzas, and you can see that as there is always queues out the door.

On entering we were greeted with a very friendly member of staff, who showed us to a table.

The time we went in was about 21:30pm and it was packed, the buzz and atmosphere was really good I could see everyone was having a great time and loving the food.

What I liked about here was you could easily see the guys make the pizza’s, and the smells were amazing. Its also a very bright and modern feel, my only issue just like the other Paesano is the chairs are very hard. Granted I had just been running prior to this, but I didn’t find them comfy the first time and also tonight.

The Food :

The Pizza (#4) £7

This sounded exactly what I was in the mood for, something spicy and I also asked if I could get olives added (not sure what the extra cost for these are guessing maybe £1).

When it arrived my mouth started to water, this looked good, smelled good and I had to just dive right in.

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Well this was a treat for the eyes and the belly, this was amazing and I finished it all. For me this is as close to the quality and taste of the pizza’s in Italy, and I cant wait to go back for another I cant fault it in anyway.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5
Value for money : 5

I had to finish with some Ice cream, and the last time I had a nice ice cream with coffee dessert so I thought lets try it again.

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Affogato £4.00

Again this was very nice, and just what I needed after the spicy pizza. Just like the last time the coffee was cold, not sure if this cooled down fast after the ice cream was added or its just they way Paesano does it but that didn’t stop me finishing it.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4
Presentation : 4

Overall :

What can I say? I had an enjoyable night, very relaxing and another amazing pizza.

I would even say Paesano does the best Pizza in Glasgow!!!!

Review Scores – 

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu : 4.5
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 4.5
  • Value for money: 5
  • Overall : 4.5

Glasgow Mela (West End) – Event

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Photo from http://www.glasgowmela.com

Date
Sunday 2nd July 2017

Location
Kelvingrove Park

Website : www.glasgowmela.com

Cost : FREE

This was my 4th Mela, and I enjoyed the last 3 so I was really looking forward to todays event. I have to admit the past 3 times I’ve been, 2 out of 3 its rained none stop so I was hoping for a nice day which we kinda got.

The weather today said dull cloudy with light rain, and this was accurate as we did get rain on and off but mostly off so that didn’t put a downer on the day. Todays Mela was the busiest I have seen, which was good for all the stalls and acts that were here today.

If you have never attended a Mela you have many stalls that sell clothes, jewellery, food, toys etc all mixed. Then you have a few stages where there are several types of acts performing, these can range in dancing, singing, both etc so there is definitely a lot to keep you entertained.

My last visit I tried something called a Jalebi, it’s a traditional Indian sweet mostly eaten on its own or in warm milk and is an important part of festivals and celebrations. If you have a sweet tooth this is for you, if not then avoid but do be warned its very addictive well it was for me.

The event starts at 12 and finished around 7pm so it’s a good long day, so if you want to see the acts you have to get there early to catch all the performances.

I won’t go into full details about every act, I am going to mention the ones that stood out for me or you would be reading for hours and hours…..so will keep it short for you.

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Abhinaya Dance Group

These girls were very good, they performed several times to different style of music and dances. Each move was perfectly times, and a smooth transition between songs and dances.

The colours were visually stunning, and the dances were perfect.

Kennedy Cupcakes

Twitter : @kennedycupcakes
Website : www.kennedycupcakes.com

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This groups is a 1940’s/50’s inspired dance group, all the dances are performed to popular songs from the 1940’s/50’s and they were similar outfits.

This was very cool to see and fun to watch.

Roshan Prince

Twitter : @roshanprince

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Roshan Prince is a Punjabi singer, producer, musician, songwriter and actor.

For me Roshan Prince was someone I didn’t know, films or music (had a look when I got home) so I didn’t know what to expect. When he was introduced the audience went wild, and even more so when he was singing and not just from the girls.

He was very energetic and what I liked was he interacted with the crowd a lot, so it was a very fun performance to watch.

Overall : 

This years Mela was really good, and I was very pleased to see such a large turn out and even more so the rain didn’t last long.

Just like the previous years, I was introduced to more performers, dancers, singers etc which is always good.

Please do visit this next year, as you will see when you get there you will have lots to do and see.

See you next year Mela!