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“Boring, Tasteless Mexican” 2 of 5 stars
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Mangoes
401 Central Avenue, Hicksville, NY 11803
516-935-0882
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Ranked #59 of 144 Restaurants in Hicksville
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
Merrick, New York
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106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Boring, Tasteless Mexican”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My husband & I had heard great things about this restaurant. We recently went for lunch on a Sunday, when they opened at 2:00 pm - they actually only serve 'dinner' on Sundays, so although we were there when they first opened at 2:00, we were charged dinner prices...

The menu was boring and offered only the standard 'Mexi-American' fare including fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, etc. We started with table-side guacamole, which was completely flavorless. It was made without any peppers at all... For our meals, my husband went with the chile rellano and I had chicken fajitas. His plate was covered in melted yellow cheese (first sign of a poor Mexican restaurant) and mine was cooked in way too much oil. Overall the flavors in both entrees was bland. No heat, kick or spice to compete with the cheese & oil-laden plates.

We will not be returning to this restaurant.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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37 restaurant reviews
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“Authentic mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The restaurant is quite lively and it appears that drinks are their specialty.
The prices were good and the food tasted authentic. The service was also good. On the weekend, the place gets quite crowded. If you're into cheese, I strongly recommend the melted queso appetizer. I had a similar dish in Mexico and this came quite close to that. My husband enjoyed his steak and I enjoyed my combo platter.
I would highly recommend Mangoes.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethpage, New York
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“Good food for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The food was authentic Mexican food at a good price..

Visited November 2011
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