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New Modern Dominican Eatery Arrives in Gretna

Mashed and fried plantains with fried salami, braised chicken, goat, and more

Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

A new Dominican restaurant called Mangú debuted on Saturday in Gretna. Co-owner Dariana Marte, who operates the restaurant with parents Jose Dario and Jhovanny Marte, tells The Times-Picayune she’s aiming to put a modern twist on traditional Dominican dishes at the restaurant.

The name Mangú is a reference to a common dish in the Dominican Republic made of boiled and mashed green plantains. According to some accounts, the word derives from the phrase “Man that’s good.”

Not only does the restaurant’s menu feature the traditional version of mangú prepared with sides of fried eggs, fried salami, and fried cheese, but the dish is also offered with sides of braised chicken, fried pork chop, braised goat, and more. Additionally, the eatery serves a range of meals and sides including empanadas, mofongo (fried green plantains with salt, garlic, olive oil, pork cracklings, and sautéed shrimp), and tostadas. Scope out the Caribbean eatery’s menu below:

Mangú is located at 2112 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suite. 7, in Gretna; ope 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Mangu Serves Traditional Dominican Cuisine With Modern Flair [Times-Picayune]
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