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Mangrove Garden Beach Cabanas

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Moragolla beach, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
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Munich, Germany
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Facts: - 3 nights, w/o H/B - Had a Cabana - Had Dinners there - offer traditional to italian cuisine - Offering coktails / Beer! :) - You need a Tuk-Tuk to come here (1,50-2€) - located next top the sea - Mosqutonet incl - Have a extra bar - Organising cheap TukTuks to Tangalle & Turtle Watching Fun Fact:... More 

Thank NikMoshou
Woking, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We had lunch here on a couple of occasions and the food was fine, the beer was cold and the beachside view is excellent. Just what you need from a beach cafe. The service was very slow though and unnecessarily so as it was not even all that busy a lot of the time. The owner seems a pretty switched... More 

Thank sharpster08
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This place used to be a shack which had loungers under shade as the pull factor. Now a bungalow operation as well, and pretty busy too. The restaurant area has lots of nice seating looking out over the sea and the quality of food id decent enough. Lots of loungers and hammocks, in shade or out, which outsiders can use... More 

Thank Mike S
Antwerp, Belgium
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Great place to have a drink and eat something on the beach. You can also chill in a hang mat. Great view in the shade. Service is a little slow, but correct.

Thank Sarah D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

This cabanas on the beach are beautiful and just new.Also the beach is awesome.The staff is just very slow,uninterested, not helpfull and only a few speak english.The first morning we had to wait one and a half hour on a breakfast, wich is very long with two hungry kids.So we asked or the next day it could be better...but still... More 

Thank Btravel011
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for the Robinson Crusoe feeling, please go to the beaches in front of Mangrove Garden! Great service, delicious fish dishes and places to relax between the palm trees. You cannot miss this place when visiting Tangalle!

Thank Bart D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We were blown away about by this island paradise in Tangalle. Situated on a virtually deserted stretch of beach (unlike the messy, busy Tangalle beach on the other side of the lagoon), the location is exquisite if you are looking for a quiet stay. Hammocks and loungers scattered under palm trees. We stayed in one of the two beach villas... More 

Thank CarienM2013
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The food in here is above average for Tangalle, but not more than average compared to the rest of Sri Lanka.

Thank guycallednik
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98 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

Our first dinner night out was to the Mangrove Garden and we some kind of fell in love with this place. The welcome is warm and the service very friendly. The menu is well structured and there is a choice for everyone. Some of the more special deals (special dishes/ plates for two persons) might be not available all the... More 

Thank Christoph Z
Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Really really nice place right on the beach. The cabanas are really nicely made and clean. The staff, especially Jamal is really nice and helpful!

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moragolla beach, Tangalle 82200, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Tangalle
We found this listed in Lonely Planet and decided to check it out as we were desperate for good food options in Tangalle. It was a wonderful discovery, but its quite hard to find in the dark, so going there for dinner the first time was probably not a great idea! We liked it so much that we returned the next day for lunch too. Location & ambiance are great. Food was good value for money & it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere that is great for chillin. Would probably book their cabanas for a nice beach holiday next time. Great place!

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