La Mango was too much fun!!! I think my experience had more to do with great company than anything else, but I was impressed enough to want to return when next I’m home!
La Mango is like THE HANGOUT SPOT on the mainland. I’d heard so much about La Mango and decided to stop-by during my last visit.
There’s parking within the compound but I wouldn’t say there’s ample parking.
There’s indoor and outdoor sitting. There’s a bar located indoors on the lower floor, and also a bunch of tables and chairs set-up restaurant style. It was kind of dark inside. There’s also additional indoor sitting upstairs and a pool table.
We’d opted to sit out on the terrace. There were some palm trees and the view from up was beautiful (the sun was setting while we were there).
La Mango also has a swimming pool, which I believe patrons can utilize. However, on the day I visited, a group had booked the space by the pool for a reunion dinner so I’m not sure the pool area is open to other patrons if there’s a party utilizing the space.
There are speakers all around the La Mango vicinity, so regardless of where you sit (i.e. indoors or outdoors) you’d still be able to listen to the music (although the music is louder inside). I’m not sure there was a dj but I certainly enjoyed the music!
I don’t recall seeing anything too fancy on their menu, but there’s variety. We’d ordered fish and chips (cost #3,100) and rice with chicken (cost #2,500). The fish was just there in my opinion, however the chicken was delicious! A bottle of Star cost #1,000 and Heineken #1,400 (definitely not Ikoyi Club prices)!
Service wasn’t too bad. Our drinks arrived promptly, and we received our food during the stipulated time. I felt like the waitresses could have been a little more proactive. E.g we had to sit ourselves with minimal directions, and ended up at a table that looked like it needed to be cleaned. A few minutes later, a waitress had stopped by to clean another table where patrons were seated so we used the opportunity to signal for her to clean our table as well.
Overall La Mango experience:
I’ll recommend La Mango. It’s a pretty nice chill-out spot. Drinks and food are affordable, and the music was quite good. The view from the terrace is sooo beautiful! Service is not great but manageable.