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“Amazing food and the loveliest owner”
Review of Mango Shade

Mango Shade
Ranked #5 of 200 Restaurants in Tangalle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 1 - US$ 3
Description: Home made Food
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Description: Home made Food
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We were recommended this family-run restaurant another traveller we had met, and we are so glad we came! Firstly, the food was great. We had vegetable curry and a whole grilled fish, really tasty and good value.

Secondly, the owner. We got chatting to him and mentioned that we wanted to travel from Tangalle to Ella via Udawalawe Safari the following morning. He offered to pick us up at 5am and drive us. He arrange a jeep for the Safari, organised our ticket entry to the National Park, and was our tour guide for the duration - for a far cheaper price than we’d been quoted previously. It was a very comfortable drive in his newly purchased air-conditioned car (to which we had the pleasure of being his first customers!) He drove us to Ella after our Safari, stopping for coffee, lunch and even at Ravana Waterfall without us asking - including paying for parking so we could jump out and take some photos.

Definitely recommend this lovely owner and his family, whether it be for dinner or one of his tours!

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We had been in Tangelle for a couple of evenings and already had a great dinner on the beach but wanted to try something different. We asked our Tuk Tuk driver who brought us to Mango Shade Restaurant. It's only 1km away from the beach. Immediately when we got there I was excited. The restaurant is quaint, with tables on the patio and they were already filled. The drinks were fabulous - I would recommend the pina colado, it was the best one I've had since coming to Sri Lanka and the food was so tasty! We had the curry with 4 vegetables and chicken, the vegetable fried rice and this awesome sandwich that reminded me of a Spanish style Bikini tapa. The best part was that each table had a deck of cards so we couldn't stop playing and laughing while we ate and drank, it was so fun! By the bathroom, there is a graffiti wall that is covered with people signing their names - it's a nice touch. We loved the manager, Rawun, such great service. I would highly recommend this place! Made our evening fantastic!

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Thank mec737
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Mango shade's location is a bit hidden especially if you are coming from the town center and we went there at night with most streets in Tangalle having no lights. Although Mango shade was far from our hotel (approx 1 hour walk), it was definitely worth to try.

We were pleasant to be welcomed by the family when we came and while checking their menus outside. We we're a bit hesitant at first to come in as there were not a lot of people for a Saturday night and maybe it isn't good as what was rated here in TripAdvisor.

I've asked their dish of the night which was the grilled whole fish with their own sauce. The server even showed me the uncooked fish beforehand of how big it is. My partner ordered Tuna Steak and asked if possible with noodles instead of rice (of course they said yes!). While waiting for our order we were offered playing cards (most case scenario in Tangalle as they take a bit time to cook). No later than 30 mins, our order came and we we're glad that we were there as the portion was good and tasty! Our fishes came with rice/noodles and salad, they even ask if we want more of those so they can serve more.

At the end, we were full, satisfied with their dishes, and satisfied with their customer service! Definitely a recommendation in Tangalle!

PS. They have good toilet too.

Thank NoNameReviewer123
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Best restaurant we have been to in Sri Lanka so far! The curry was soooo delicious! We had a selection of 6 different curries all with a unique taste! Our favourites were the pumpkin and pineapple curry.The staff were super friendly and even prepared some pancakes to take away for us for breakfast the following morning when we went on safari! We can’t recommend it enough! If you are in Tangalle you should definitely go!!!!!

Thank Marilena168
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

This was one of my favourite restaurants in Tangalle due to the location, the service and the food.

Of all the places you could go to when visiting, I would recommend you pick this place as you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Kevin M
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