My night improved quickly as it was date night. We had a coupon for $30 at Mangos, a local restaurant in Branford. Lots and lots of my co-workers had raved about the food and drinks. We wanted to try in but just never got around to it. With our little certificate in hand, there was no reason not to go.
Wanting to try a bit of everything we opted for beef sliders as an appetizer after finding out the conch fritters were out. They were cute and delicious. The sourdough rolls really made the burgers. It came with some sweet potato fries which were short and thick, very crispy. I loved them. Next time this will be a front runner for my meal.
The menu consisted of burgers, sandwiches, paninis, pasta, seafood, and meat. The selection was huge; I think we spent about 15 minutes going through the menu and deciding on our meals. Mr. J ended up with the Cuban panini. It had pork, ham, salami, Swiss cheese, pickles, pineapple, and spicy mustard. It was quite the sandwich. Mr. J loved it. I thought the sweetness of the pineapple and the saltiness of the pickle was worked well together in a very strange way.
I got the pulled pork sandwich. The time this came out I was pretty much full from the sliders. I had a few bites and it was great. They have a homemade Mango's BBQ sauce and it was great. The sauce is a lot sweeter than most of the BBQ sauces I like but there was a tang in the after bite. I cannot wait to have the leftovers for lunch.
The restaurant itself was very nice. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. It was comfortable and causal. I couldn't have ask for more. A relaxing midweek night out to eat and then Big Brother. Good times!
Branford CT, 06405
Tel: (203) 483-7700