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Mangroves

208 S Howard Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 258-3302
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Ranked #490 of 1,945 restaurants in Tampa
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Sarasota, FL
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179 reviews 179 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Well, I said we'd be back to check out their nightlife, and we came back, and I felt the same as I did before. This just isn't a very fun place. I think I would like the outside patio when it was cooler, but of course, when it gets cooler, the outside patio will be packed. Inside, their downstairs is... More

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Tampa, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I suggest the Tuna Tartar with wonton chips to start, and the Filet Mignon or Chilean Seabass for dinner, followed with the bread pudding for dessert!!!! Mangroves offers a unique, upscale, "South Beachy" atmoshphere...they do weddings, private parties, etc. Seating inside & outside on patio. Prices reflect being an upscale establishment. Also, Fri-Sat after 11pm, there's a DJ & a... More

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Sarasota, FL
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179 reviews 179 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My girlfriend and I came here with a groupon for 2 drinks and an appetizer. Firstly, they placed limits on the groupon that didn't show up in the fine print or the restrictions or in the advertisement for the deal. The drinks were valued at $8 which means beer and maybe a well drink. Everyone knows that a good drink... More

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Florence, Italy
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Mangroves is one of the nicest restaurants in South Tampa. Between us, we had the Sea Bass and Filet and it was incredible then we stuck around for some drinks after dinner and around 11pm the people started flowing and the DJ came on and it turned into a great nightlife scene. Outside patio, great people and great music. Mangroves... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Our scallops, stuffed flounder, chicken, and mango blue salad were delicious, all of five star quality. I'm taking off a star because I really dislike the dim interior!!! It really took away from our otherwise perfect experience. Please add some lights!

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

This is a night club trying to do brunch. The food selection was limited however fair. The mimosas were served in plastic glasses that were so cheap that they kept falling off the servers trays. The service was awful, the outside area is disgustingly filthy. The live music outside was stellar. Bottom line - this is not a place for... More

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FL Keys
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I cannot say enough about this restaurant. I do not know if I have ever had a better dining experience. Everything we ordered came from the nightly special menu. The scallop appetizers were perfectly seasoned and cooked and the bed of risotto on which they were served was excellent. We then had the blue mango salad. The vegetables were all... More

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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I have been to Mangroves many times over the years, and I have always been impressed with everything from the food and atmosphere to the service and wine list. Recently, I visited the restaurant again for a dinner with girlfriends. I was pleasantly surprised to see all of the new and innovative renovations. As always, it was a fun and... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant! My husband and I were there on a Saturday night for a friend's birthday party, and we had such a great time that we came back again during the week for a date night. The entrees and appetizers blew us away! I highly recommend the Chilean sea bass, as well as... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Our company made reservations over a week in advance for a group of 22 and requested the White Room specifically because we needed quiet and privacy. When we arrived we were told the White Room was full and so they set up tables for us on the mezzanine by the night club!!! COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!! We have been to Mangrove's quite... More

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