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French, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

It was our Valentine's last minute pick and we didn't regret. Place is down a hill with easy access, reaching the beach but it was night time therefore have to revisit it during day time to enjoy the excellent location of this resort in Sabang....Lebanese Shawarma was nice but the chicken Indian curry was from another planet. We waited quite a bit to get our plates but was definitively worth it! The passion for cuisine and to do things right is there, no questions about it and the reviews here are talking by themselves. Congrats Chef! They do offer a 550PHP Breakfast formula, we may head there one Sunday. :-)More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We visited this restaurant January 2ed. We arrived by boat. It was difficult for the boat man to find since there was another resort in the next bay called Mangrove. If you are going ask for Edgewater. We chose this place because of the menu...that was very varied with dishes from different countries. Unfortunately the restaurant did not have much of what was in the menu. May be because it was the day after new year.More

Date of visit: January 2019
RichardM8533, Owner at Mangroves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Hi there, Thank you for the review, yes we have a very varied menu and you are correct there were items not available. This has to do with launching a new menu this month as well as a daily blackboard menu while fazing out some...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

A more upscale resort/ restaurant than we are used to, but definitely worth the price. Come to think of it, it might have been cheaper than the food joints at White Beach. For sure it was way out of their league. Follow the edgewater sign...leading off to the left on the road to Sabang, walk through the beautiful resort and enjoy peace, tranquility, beauty and good food. Truly an exceptional spot on Mindoro. Located in a little mangrove filled bay, the rest of the resort looks stunning as well. When asked if they cater to vegetarians they replied stating they don’t use MSG’s, have vegan and vegetarian options and they can work outside of the menu with one day advance notice. We didn’t make use of this last option, since in the two times we visited there was enough to choose from. The second time we visited Anne the waitress greeted us by name and she was altogether wonderful and helpful. Hope management knows they have a little jewel working for them. We tried the tofu green curry, vegetable soup (with vegetable stock), arabic mezze platter, the bruschetta and meat eating hubby had the chicken shawarma with a delicious garlic sauce that he fell in love with and chicken kebab with dill potato salad. Everything was superb. Great tastes and wonderful service. The only thing that could use some improvement was their cappuccinos. Good taste but no froth whatsoever. But considering the quality of the rest this is very much forgiven.More

Date of visit: December 2018
vincentb811, Public Relations Manager at Mangroves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2019

Thank you very very much for your detailed and great review! We're thrilled to read that. And thank you for the tip on the Cappuccino - we expect the new milk frother to be delivered early next week. Hope to see you back very soon!...More

Reviewed December 8, 2018

Trust Chef Louis for recommendations.... his steak was awesome... the soups and burgers were also great......

Date of visit: December 2018
vincentb811, Owner at Mangroves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thanks you very much for your review Stephane! We're glad you enjoyed. Hope you'll be back soon! ~Vincent

Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

We staying for three nights in the edge and water resort, and eat every breakfast, lunch and dinner over here (magrove restaurant is part of the edge and water resort). The food was really good and fresh! I loved the yellow fin tuna steak, the...tuna sahsimi and the magrove burger with blue cheese 😍 The staff was so sweet and kind.. I want to recomment this place to everyone! And what a nice view!More

Date of visit: November 2018
vincentb811, General Manager at Mangroves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2019

Thank you vert much Bertniem! We're really glad you enjoyed breakfast, lunch and dinner all the time. We hope to see you back soon. ~Vincent

Reviewed October 25, 2018

This meat is not marinated ( unlike 90 % of the meat you get in retaurants in the Philippines ! ) Very good taste and structure at a good, fair price. The terrace is at waters edge, calm and relaxing, a decent place, very affordable...!More

Date of visit: October 2018
vincentb811, Owner at Mangroves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Thank you very much for your great review! Indeed no marination on the steaks. Our steaks are not the standard USDA / Australian beef that is served almost everywhere around the Philippines. They're steaks from a very special biologically and locally raised Wagyu cows (min...More

Reviewed October 7, 2018

Wow, what an experience. The key here is the people behind the restaurant. It's a privately owned gem run by a friendly Canadian named Richard. We wanted a quiet and peaceful meal and they bent over backwards to accommodate us by delivering a hot crispy...pizza and cooler of beers by boat at the hotel's floating dock we paddle boarded to. If that's not service, I don't know what is!More

Date of visit: October 2018
vincentb811, Owner at Mangroves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

We still have pain in our back from bending over backwards ;-) It was the greatest pleasure to be able to give you the dining experience on the floating island in the middle of the Mangrove bay. Besides that, it was great to have you...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant offers a large selection of delicious food. The view from the terrace to the bay is beautiful. The staff is very attentive and friendly. The prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: July 2018
Paul A, Manager at Mangroves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thanks so much for your review Tobias. Hopefully we'll see you here again in the not too distant future! Paul

Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

If your planning your first visit in Puerto Galera, Edge Water is the best place to book your accommodation. The relax environment, food,room, friendly staffs and management will be remarkable experience. I will definitely return to this place.

Date of visit: June 2018
Paul A, Manager at Mangroves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Hi Norman, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. Also great to hear that you plan on staying with us again! try not to work too hard... Paul

Reviewed June 8, 2018

Modern Asian selections, along with classy Western dishes. The staff are friendly and attentive. The view from the restaurant and deck seating is amazing. You can also ask to eat out on a floating deck-house on the bay.

Date of visit: June 2018
Paul A, Manager at Mangroves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2018

So glad you enjoyed our food selection at Mangroves Tim. Thanks so much for the review - Hopefully you guys will get back here soon! Paul

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December 27, 2018|
Response from vincentb811 | Property representative |
Yes we have. We have several vegetarian as well as vegan dishes. We don't use msg's and can also work outside of the normal menu if you let us know a day in advance what you would like to eat. Thank you! Vincent
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