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359/3 Temple Rd | Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
(021) 222 8294
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Indian family restaurant

Great restaurant serving excellent Indian food at very reasonable prices. Mango's has a great atmosphere, the staff are friendly and efficient and you can watch your meal being cooked! Dosa and uttapam were particularly good. Restaurant has a good mix of locals, tourists and staff from NGOs. If... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great restaurant serving excellent Indian food at very reasonable prices. Mango's has a great atmosphere, the staff are friendly and efficient and you can watch your meal being cooked! Dosa and uttapam were particularly good. Restaurant has a good mix of locals, tourists and staff from NGOs. If you're in Jaffna this is the place to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We took a selection of meal including the famous dosa... just Great !! the milkshakes and the juices are also very good. We even came back for lunch and try the Thali which was also very good and cheap : best value for money in Sri lanka ever ! Too bad the service is slow but it's kinda usual in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

One of the better restaurants in Jaffna, but again nothing really special. Have been there twice. Nice service and tasty fresh juices. The Puri was very good and the curries ok. Overall a solid place to go if you want to avoid dissapointment, but don't expect too much.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Had dinner here with the family. If you're not familiar with the Indian kitchen, you won't really know what you're ordering. Unfortunately some of the dishes weren't available the day we were there. Meals are big and tasted good, moderately spicy, but very fatty. When we arrived back at the hotel we were all a bit nauseous because of all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We experienced the best food and had 4 meals here! Mangoes is run by Yadavan, who speaks fluent Sinhalese, Tamil and English. If you want to know more about a dish, speak to him - he is great at explaining and recommending what you might like. For lunch, they have only Thali (Jaffna rice and curry), fried rice and biriyani.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

While in Jaffna I went twice and was impressed both times. Food was quick to be served, but was being cooked to order. I had an excellent dosa and got to eat uttapam for the first time. Service was done with a smile.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The food served here is traditional Indian/Tamil. Good value and very tasty. The lime drink was the best compared to what you get in Colombo. The service was slow due to a large crowd when we were there. Recommended for traditional food in Sri Lanka.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Went for dinner and there wasnt much of a crowd. Food was OK but nothing to really write home about. Appeared to have a better time in the past. Popular with expats but very few locals. Food was moderately spicy and adequate in quantity. Would not do a repeat visit. Also not cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

Excellent value for money. I tasted my first Tamil food and it was most enjoyable. The service was very quick and efficient. The only suggestions I can make is that it is better to remove the hard inner core of a pineapple before serving on a fruit plstter. Also I suggest western cistern toilets would be preferable to the squat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We chose Mangos because of its good reviews and were not disappointed by the food or the ambience. The traditional lunch was excellent - hot and spicy and not too overwhelmingly large. Just right for lunch. And very inexpensive. Our waiter was probably not having a good day, but nevertheless the food came promptly. The overhead fans kept the air... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 359/3 Temple Rd | Nallur, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Northern Province  >  Jaffna
  • Phone Number: (021) 222 8294

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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