It has become our family tradition to spend at least one day of the summer holidays at the chilled-out Mango’s Beach Bar in Cap d’Agde. We sit with our feet in the sand, gaze out over the Mediterranean Sea, and enjoy gorgeous food and freshly shaken cocktails. Followed by a dip in the blue blue sea of course! We completely reset and feel revived when we’re in this relaxing spot!
Mango’s Beach Bar is one of a kind, run by Dutch Thijs and Kim. The bar and restaurant are entirely decorated in an eclectic Cuban style, and you’ll discover something colourful everywhere you look. The credit mainly goes to Kim, who is also a flight attendant bringing back great treasures from her travels. The bright paintings, kitschy flea market finds, and funny objects blend perfectly with the relaxed Latin American tunes. The many comfy corners immediately invite you to sit down and unwind. So that’s what we did. While the kids played on the beach, Chéri and I ordered some drinks and food from the extensive menu. An enticing choice of salads, quesadillas, tapas and Mango’s signature dishes kept us busy for a moment.
Blink of an eye
We decided to start with a mixed tapas platter which you can enlarge upon request (19.50 euros per person). As we wanted to order more after, we asked for a two-person platter. The wide variety of well-known tapas (i.e., tortilla, chorizo, olives, chicken wings, gambas, manchego cheese, and more) was gone in a blink of an eye. However, I was glad we had listened to the waitress and ordered a platter for two, as it left room for the following dishes. For a change, everybody chose something different. Oldest spotted ribs and couldn’t resist, Middlest had the pulled duck flatbread, and Daughter-dear ordered the quesadillas with chicken. Chéri had a slightly different flatbread- with chorizo instead of duck- and I enjoyed the veggie quesadillas. This went down a bit slower than the tapas platter, but all plates were left empty, nonetheless.
After our feast, the kids went back to the beach, but Chéri and I both ordered a dessert to top off our lunch. Somehow, the kids could smell our sweet courses, and we ended up sharing the creamy strawberries and the runny chocolate cake. If you’re into partying, then you might also want to keep an eye on Mango’s agenda. They sure know how to throw a fiesta! Mango’s end of summer closing party is particularly something to keep in mind. This epic event is always held on a secret date at the end of the season, revealed a few days before on their Facebook page.