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Mangrove Garden Beach Cabanas

Moragolla beach, Tangalle, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #10 of 44 restaurants in Tangalle
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We found this listed in Lonely Planet and decided to check it out as we were desperate for good food options in Tangalle. It was a wonderful discovery, but its quite hard to find in the dark, so going there for dinner the first time was probably not a great idea! We liked it so much that we returned the next day for lunch too. Location & ambiance are great. Food was good value for money & it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere that is great for chillin. Would probably book their cabanas for a nice beach holiday next time. Great place!
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We found this listed in Lonely Planet and decided to check it out as we were desperate for good food options in Tangalle. It was a wonderful discovery, but its quite hard to find in the dark, so going there for dinner the first time was probably not a great idea! We liked it so much that we returned the next day for lunch too. Location & ambiance are great. Food was good value for money & it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere that is great for chillin. Would probably book their cabanas for a nice beach holiday next time. Great place!
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SA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had the fastest and best service ever, an opinion that maybe is a little influenced by all the other experiences, of just the opposite, but it was truly great. And the food is good and the presentation is wow. And don't forget that we are on the beach, a fantastic beach!

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Hasselt, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

When you go over the bridge you enter a little paradise. Under the palmtrees you find a really nice bar where you can eat fresh and good food en drink nice coctails. The ocean is beatifull, you really feel like the bounty beaches!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We found the restaurant after a long walk on the beach and were really excited to eat there as the menu seemed really nice and the set up as beautiful. The food was pretty expensive for the quality of the dish. We ordered some jumbo prawns and some calamary. Both dishes were desappointing! Don't go eat there, there are many... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Only budget or time may tear you away from this place. Agree with some comments about mismanagement of bookings, perhaps down to young staffing, but they made up for it with their friendly and very helpful manner. Idyllic settings, cabbanas inkeeping with surroundings, good food, great natural rock pool that provides, some, shelter from the might of the Indian ocean.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Very nicely situated in a quiet part of the long beach just next to the beach. Beautiful cabanas, relaxing lazy atmosphere with a nice restaurant and hammocks. The sea is dangerous but still you can try your luck with the heavy waves if you're adventurous. We liked it a lot and having stayed in Ganesh gardens as well we definitely... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Note I have had to select a Tripadvisor visit date of 2012, but our attempted visit was 2011 - I arranged bookings over the internet and confirmed a 2 night stay at one of the chalets here. Arrive in SL and contacted them to confirm, to be advised they did not have any places. Nice and griefy start to the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful resort, but very western and pretty expensive. We went there for drinks (650 rs) and dinner. The food was fine, but the dinner portions were small while expensive (900-1000) a dish. Good drinks and great pineapple fritters for dessert. Plus beautiful surroundings!

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Bern, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The waiting time for the food (more than an hour) was a bit long with an empty stomach, but the food was great, tasty perfectly cooked rice and vegetables, seafood also very good!

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Chamonix, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We stayed at Mangrove Garden Beach Cabanas for 2 nights. It's located in the middle of nowhere and feels like an untouched piece of paradise. Nobody on the beach, literally! We took the free kayak's available to hotel guests for a paddle in the lagoon and saw monkeys, birds, and even an iguana swimming across the lagoon. We ate at... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We took a walk from Sandy's cabanas after our check in and the mangrove beach bar became a usual destination once a day. They have good sri lankais breakfast, fresh fruit juice, good cocktails and a very tasty menu overall. It's a little cheaper then other places on the beach. Go chill there the service is excellent!

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