The layout of the place is quite impressive and the environment is definitely welcoming. I observed La Mango is a 360 degree relaxation place which also offers facilities for clubbing, lounging, pool side parties, launchings and of course plenty of food. It’s located on Adekunle Fajuyi way, GRA, Ikeja.
I attended the launch of a new brand here and couldn’t wait till they served the food meant for the launch as I was really hungry, so I checked their menu for what I could order. They serve different types of Nigerian and continental dishes. I was not in the mood to try anything new so I just ordered for Fried rice and Fish pepper soup. It took quite a while for the food to be ready, say some 25-30 minutes after the order was placed. I was not impressed by this because it meant apparently I had spent half of my lunch break time just waiting for food to be ready. The food was served and I was ready to eat. It came in 2 take away plastic containers. One contained the fried rice while the other contained the Fish pepper soup.
I must say here that I really did not know what to expect with the price tag of this meal fixed at N1000 ( although it was happy hour and the same meal would cost N1500 after 2pm ). The fried rice was full flavoured with the regulars of fried rice, carrots, green peas, green pepper, tiny pieces of fried liver, sweet corn and the others.
The Basmati rice used also added some aroma and nice twist to the fried rice although it kept tasting like Chinese rice occasionally. Over to the Fish pepper soup, it was lovely. The pepper soup came with rich stew and a full medium sized fish unlike the regular watery sauce that comes with most Fish pepper soup dishes.
The rice tasted extra ordinarily delicious when you add a little of the Fish stew.
The fish was fresh and undoubtedly very tasty, I had fantasies of eating that stew with other meals such as Yam, bread, and even swallow.
I need to mention here that the La Mango serving staff are not very professional with their work, they are easily irritated and tend to ignore questions when they are under pressure. I remember asking why my food was taking forever to be ready and being ignored with no explanation or apology, I was already on the verge of leaving before the food was finally declared ready.
The food was great and satisfying, and is highly recommended. Note that La Mango does not deliver meals, so when you order, you need to go pick it up yourself.