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Flying Mango

4345 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
515-277-1830
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Ranked #3 of 501 Restaurants in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Latin
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Estero, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I have visited this restaurant several times while visiting my family in the Des Moines. Living in Florida and traveling throughout the Southwest United States, I have been to several restaurants that feature a Cajun menu. Des Moines is fortunate to have one of the better restaurants that favor a Cajun cuisine. The staff is friendly and helpful. I have... More

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We arrived for dinner at 9:20 on a Saturday evening. There was no wait but the place was still busy. I ordered a vodka martini which was excellent. Also ordered the tuna steak with mango sauce. It was cooked perfectly with a pink center and not too well done. The ambience was casual, nice and very comfortable. Our server was... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I really love the smoked chicken here and the brisket. The sides are really good, try the sweet potato cake, or the collard greens. I have never been disappointed in anything I have had here. I think the decor is cozy, inspire of the fact that the restaurant is always full. Arrive at 5:00, or after 8:00 if you do... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

You can't get a bad meal at the Mango, not even a metiocre one for that matter. The briscut is some of the best I've ever had, and I make one of the best briscut's I've ever had. Reasonably priced and always delicious - you can't go wrong.

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Spery, Iowa
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84 reviews 84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We called ahead and got on the wait list, which worked perfect for us. Food and beverages were excellent- took the servers suggestion and were not disappointed. Long wait if you weren't on the list on a Friday night. Love the special potatoes! Nice variety of sides, smells wonderful.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The restaurant is a bit quaint but everyone is really nice and the food is delicious. My favorite is the chopped brisket sandwich with slaw. Don't forget to try their cornbread !

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Our DM friends who live 3 blocks away met us there for dinner. We were early so had a drink outside - mango margarita YUMMY! A nice round table for the 6 of us was great for conversation - we shared all our appetizers and entrees ranging from pasta to carnivore platters - all were delicious. The desserts were beyond... More

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Went with family for dinner. Walked in with no reservation and was quickly seated after few minutes wait to set up table for six. Menu is quite extensive and has everything. We were exploring what is on the menu and wonder what chicken creole is and before you even blinked the manger came out with sample for us to try!... More

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DES MOINES
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The most deliciously tender ribs and brisket ever. House bbq sauce is perfect, not too sweet. Extensive and unique wine and beer list. Great ambiance and friendly staff. There is usually always a wait, but it's worth it. Flying mango nails it every time.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This place is always right on the money. Think it can get a little expensive at times, but it is worth it. Wish I could find time to get here more often!

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Additional Information about Flying Mango

Address: 4345 Hickman Rd, Des Moines, IA 50310-3352
Phone Number: 515-277-1830
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Latin

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