Published November 30, 2011 in MSUM’s, The Advocate
If you have a hankering for comfort food, Mango’s Mexican & American Grill is sure to please. With its large menu and large portions, only the finicky fiends of the world would fail to enjoy its tantalizing tastes.
I ordered a beef chimichanga for $8.95. It came with refried beans, sour cream, lettuce and fresh guacamole seasoned to perfection.
The chimichanga had more of a baked than a deep-fried texture though they are considered fried and had a creamy cheese sauce on top. The cheese sauce mixed perfectly with the refried beans and other things on the dish, so the conjoining of foods should be encouraged.
I must warn everyone that if you go with a friend you may find the ability to converse difficult, as you will be too enraptured by the authentic Mexican meal in front of you to find talking necessary.
Mango’s, previously named Jalapeno’s, is attached to a Tesoro gas station on Main Avenue, but don’t let the outward location sway your decisions. The inside is decorated vibrantly and the staff is generally very friendly.
They brought me the customary chips and salsa to pass time before the awaited meal arrived. I sat, crunching away with delight as I waited patiently.
With the authentic Mexican cuisine they offer, it seems a waste to order a cheeseburger for anyone other than a picky 5-year-old, but they do have an American portion of their menu.
That part of the menu offers everything from a Philly cheesesteak on a bun to corn dogs and batter-fried fish dinners.
The menu isn’t exorbitantly priced with the majority of items in the $7.95 to $11.95 range.
BY MEGHAN FEIR