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“The very best lunch I have ever had in Panama”
Review of Restaurante Mango at Isla Verde - CLOSED

Restaurante Mango at Isla Verde
Price range: $0 - $18
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

My wife and I had our first lunch at Mango. I started with a delicious tomato soup, followed by an exquisite quinoa toboula salad with fresh lamb kabobs. The service was prompt, efficient, and courteous. Craig has, within a week, created a magnificent restaurant with a group of young, enthusiastic staff. All start up restaurants go through opening problems. To Craig's credit, he hasn't limited the number of guests or reduced the size of the menu. Sure the staff needs more training and time working together, but for having been open for less than a week, the Mango is well on its way to becoming the go to restaurant outside Panama City.

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

First of all Nancy who wrote the first review on this restaurant should have mentioned that it was the first day the restaurant had been open.

Craig is known in Boquete and the surrounding areas to make the absolute best tasting dishes period. He has a reputation for an innovative menu and amazing flavors.

Craig and his wife Maureen designed and just opened on July 2 (today is July 4th) a beautiful restaurant with a staff that are trained and learning the ways of a restaurant. I found them to be most considerate and accommodating. Some things did take a second asking, but over all, for only being open 2 days, it was amazing service and care. Compared to other restaurants in Panama, it was a very pleasant and relaxing experience. The staff and owners do everything possible to please their guests.

Inside seating and a beautiful outside patio with a river and abundant tropical foliage. This morning I was there for breakfast and mentioned to my company how fortunate we are to have a place like this and how people visiting would wish they could live here and enjoy what we have.

Mango is starting off with just breakfast 7-11a.m. and lunch 11-3p.m. Craig the master chef believes in starting slow and making everything perfect before expanding into dinner and more.

I also had lunch their the first day they opened, and it was splendid. Cucumber dill salad with an added option of "smoked salmon sandwiches" for just an extra $3.00. Yum yum.

I eat out a lot and am very familiar with all the restaurants in Boquete. We have a few good ones and I am very happy to visit them, but I am very excited about this new restaurant which also uses healthy ingredients. That is something you just don't find much anymore.

Craig offers a menu that changes with what's fresh, and it's not your everyday menu. It offers imagination and flavor and promises to please you. Everyone I have talked to that has eaten their in the 3 days they have been open has been very, very happy, and most have returned 2 or 3 times already. Need I say more? Delight yourself and soak in the atmosphere and the flavor.
They also have a fresh fruit and vegetable juice bar. Fresh croissants and focaccia bread.

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Reviewed August 7, 2015
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Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile
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Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile
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