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“Pork Sandwich & Fries”
Review of Mangroves - CLOSED

Mangroves
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban
Description: Restaurant and Catering
Restaurant details
Description: Restaurant and Catering
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
118 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pork Sandwich & Fries”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Great sauce on the pork sandwich, quick spot for lunch, pretty average lunch place. The fish tacos are also good, small rations of ketchup which is kind of annoying, fair prices, friendly service.

Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Erik S
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English first
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
1 review
“Simply Delicious”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

The food was simply awesome! The service and restaurant atmosphere was so very pleasing. My two co-workers and I found this little gem on TripAdvisor when trying to decide on a different place to have lunch. It was an excellent choice. This restaurant is the best kept secret in Ponte-Vedra! I will definitely go back!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Crystal G
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Finally a true beach restaurant where the "locals" consistently eat.”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

A casual home style Caribbean flair eatery featuring fresh local fish. My elderly father loves the meatloaf and I have heard other patrons ask if there is any meatloaf available if not on the menu. The large Mangrove art painting on canvas is charming. The food is consistently excellent. We never hesitate to eat here. Ask for the Chicken Ceasar wrap to include their Caribbean salsa - yum. Always upgrade to the FRESH local fish of the day ($1 more, are we really at the beach?). Good hometown feel.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank SeabreezeTraveler
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3 restaurant reviews
“Decent”
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Don't judge this place by the decor - it's pretty small, and pretty sparse. Not sure how many people were working the Wednesday night we dined there, but service was a tad slow. Bottled drinks only (except tap water). Food seemed fresh, though the fish was a tad overdone. Black beans and crab bisque were decent. I've had better, I've had worse. Certainly a step up from fast food. In a word: decent

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Garybenz
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Fleming Island, Florida
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173 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Best Blue Crab Soup on the Planet”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We have been to this restaurant several times and have always enjoyed the blue crab soup, as well as the various entrees. They do a great job with fish but really sparkle with roasted vegetables and caribbean style cooking. You have to really want to go there because it is in the middle of a fairly large shopping center, but make the effort you will not be disappointed. Save room for the fabulous dessert, home made key lime pie dipped then frozen in Peterbrooke chocolate. To die for.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Warren H
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