On a random Tuesday night, Alana was allowed to pick any one place to have dinner. We drove down International Drive and Alana selected Mango’s Tropical Café, a new restaurant that recently opened to major fanfare. Mango’s is extremely popular down in Miami and is currently building buzz in Orlando, so we took a chance and stopped for dinner without any clue what to expect. And we were blown away by what we found.
After valeting the car, Alana stopped to meet some performer friends at a photo-op on the way into the restaurant. Floor seating requires reservations, but the manager was kind enough to invite us to a table that hadn’t been reserved.
The venue is incredible. There’s a large stage with live music and a rotation of singing, dancing and variety acts – all with Central and South American flair. The outfits are extravagant and beautiful. The dances are so impressive to see live. And the best part is that the show continues throughout the evening so you’re free to join or leave at any time. We intended to only visit for a bit but ended up staying for hours.
Occasionally, performers work their way through the crowd and greet guests while they continue to perform. Alana seized every opportunity to say Hi to friends as they passed by.
We even recognized a few familiar faces from our visits to the theme parks!
Overall, Mango’s is beyond impressive and we highly recommend to everyone we know. It’s become a monthly tradition for us to hit up the shows and we’ll be back again soon.