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