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Wedding Wire: Fantastic service

Mangrove Mike's was so easy to work with and the food was fabulous. You won't regret hiring them for your event. They catered my wedding and it was perfect! The service was fantastic but they were also discreet. The servers were amazing and brought my new husband and I appetizers every chance they could get to us which was amazing because we were STARVING. Highly recommend Mangrove Mike's. They handled all our rentals as well as catering our wedding meal. The food in the Café is amazing as well!

Melanie 1/12/19

Wedding Wire: Responsive, accommodating, all around awesome!

My husband and I hired mangrove mikes for our wedding in the keys. Us being from Ft.Lauderdale we didn’t know who to use for our keys wedding. From the very beginning Amy was very informative and responsed back to all of my questions in a short amount of time. For months we emailed back and forth. Mike was so awesome when we went in for the food tasting with our children. Talking to us, offering our oldest her own plate of pancakes. He really took the time to be with us and not treating us like just another customer. Mangrove mikes did our rehearsal dinner, buffet dinner and appetizers. Our guests couldn’t stop raving about the food. From the duck potstickers to chicken and waffle appetizers to the main dish of roasted pig and the morada style chicken. Everything was absolutely perfect! And of course open bar, which was also handled by mangrove mikes. I highly recommend to any bride or groom looking for a catering company who truly cares and gives you their all to reach out to mangrove mikes!

Tina and Scott, 1/12/19

Wedding Wire: Mangrove Mikes is an amazing, friendly, and accommodating caterer!

I originally hired a caterer from the Ft. Lauderdale area, but they cancelled about 6 months before the wedding. I panicked initially, but then found Mangrove Mikes! I worked with both Mike and Amy to figure out the perfect meal that fit our budget and taste. Both are extremely flexible and accommodating, which was helpful and reassuring during the planning process. We also hired bartenders through Mangrove Mikes. When it came to the actual day, everything was perfect! We received so many compliments on the food, with many guests saying it was the best food they had had at a wedding. Service was prompt and the staff were friendly. I am also so grateful for the amazing bartenders!!!! They were fast and friendly, and on top of things throughout the night! Thank you Mike, Amy, and the entire crew!

Ellie and Joey, 12/8/2018

Wedding Wire: Best caterer ever

To say that Mike is the best is an understatement. There are no words to describe how hard this man and his incredible team works to make your event perfect.
The food: absolutely DELICIOUS and our guests continue to rave about it. Note - you have to try the bacon wrapped shrimp skewers. And pretty much everything else :) 
The service: above and beyond. In short - it rained unexpectedly at our wedding and the staff was outside serving food with huge genuine smiles. As a bride, that made me feel so so much better about the situation. I was concerned and they dashed all my worries by just being happy to be there and serve us delicious warm food.
Thank you Mike and team for making our wedding absolutely AWESOME!!!!

Maggie and Dylan, 12/8/2018

Wedding Wire: Affordable, delicious, friendly!

Affordable, delicious, and friendly! We could not have asked for a better caterer for our wedding weekend! We used Mangrove Mike’s not only for our reception but also for our rehearsal dinner – which we hesitated to do, but do not regret for a second! 

We were so impressed with Mike during our tasting and his knowledge of the island – as well as his involvement. We met right after Hurricane Irma had ravished through the island, and his concern for his neighbors and his island was so genuine. We knew that we needed to be a part of the recovery effort – even if it meant just choosing to do business there! 

The food was absolutely amazing from start to finish! Each and every person we worked with was kind, helpful, and prompt. From Amy who assisted with all of the details – including many of our rentals – and all of the service staff throughout the weekend. There was no better choice! 

Michael & Adam, 11/10/18

Wedding Wire: Phenomenal food and even better service!
We are so happy we hired Mangrove Mikes as our caterer for our wedding. They were very professional during the entire process and incredibly friendly and easy to work with. We met with Mike during our tasting and he even gave us suggestions that we wouldn't have thought of and good thing we listened to him, the food was phenomenal. Everyone at the wedding raved about the food, especially the taco bar!! We highly recommend Mangrove Mikes!

-Bianca and Peter, 11/15/18

Great party, great work by the team, terrific food. Really appreciate everyone’s help. Olivia did a fantastic job. Thanks!
- Kurt and Eileen, retirement party, 11/24/18

Wedding Wire:
Mike was very involved and helpful through the entire process. His staff was professional and efficient. I could tell it's a family-like atmosphere between he and his staff. The food was delicious! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mangrove Mike's for anything, a single meal or catering.
- Kris, wedding, 7/4/18

Wedding Wire:
Perfect BBQ Reception in Key West! We had Mangrove Mike’s cater our wedding reception in Key West and were delighted with the outcome! We were looking for a casual backyard BBQ for 75 as this was the first time our respective families and friends got together. From the first contact with Amy to explain what we were looking for, to the on-site execution (Kelli and Mark at the helm), these guys did not disappoint. The atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for, and the food was FABULOUS!!! Thank you all who made this possible!! And the oatmeal raisin cookies got rave reviews - we had people asking for them the day after. We enthusiastically recommend these guys!!
 

Liz and Barbara, 5/19/2018

Wedding Wire: Fantastic Experience!!!

My wedding was in April 2018, but I am just now writing a review...I had a fantastic experience using Mangrove Mike’s catering for my wedding. Right out of the gate, Mike was quick to set up a tasting and he pulled out all the stops. You could tell he really took pride in his food and in impressing his potential customers. I was so happy with the tasting that I booked with him right away. I went with four passed hors d’oeuvres for my cocktail hour. They were all amazing, but I got the best comments from guests on the BBQ bacon wrapped shrimp. For dinner I went with a plated mixed salad as well as a fish dish with mango salsa, a Greek chicken dish and a prime rib with carving station. All of the entrées were delicious and so were the sides that I chose. I found the staff of Mangrove Mike’s to be exceptionally professional, especially Amy Cornaire. She was my main point of contact after my initial tasting/meeting with Mike. Amy made sure that everything was taken care of flawlessly on my wedding day. My overall synopsis was that the food was great quality, the prices were reasonable, and the staff was 5-STAR! They went over and above to accommodate my special requests and to make sure that my event was a success. I would highly recommend them!

Jenny and Jimmy, 4/28/18


It was AMAZING!!! They were both FABULOUS! Super accommodating, polite, and patient. Because of traffic we had several guests that were late, and they patiently waited to start serving. The food was DELICIOUS AND PLENTIFUL! Everyone raved about it. 
I cannot thank you enough! I will recommend your service to everyone I know ! 
Thanks so much! 
- Mercedes, Baby Shower, February 2018 

Wedding Wire: 
Mike did the catering for our welcome dinner (buffet style) and wedding reception (served hor d’ouerves and plated dinner). The paella is so good, and they make it in a giant pan on-site. Our wedding night, we did mahi and steak and got several compliments on how great the food was. Mike and his team were awesome! They made everything easy for us and worked with the party rental place to make sure everything was set up perfectly. They helped us pack up some leftovers we had from our welcome dinner, so we could enjoy them for days to come. He was on top of any concerns I had and personally came up to congratulate me and make sure everything was perfect on the night of. Highly recommend- great food, great people. 
- Valerie, 1/13/18 

Wedding Wire:
Mangrove Mike's Café & Catering did a phenomenal job catering our wedding. He was very flexible and understanding with all of our questions and made sure the night was just perfect. The food was cooked on site so everything was fresh, hot, and delicious. Our guests were very happy as were we!

-Wedding 10/22/2016


Wedding Wire:

Mangrove Mike's did an excellent job catering our wedding. From beginning to end they were responsive and professional. The day of the wedding the guests commented on how awesome the food was and how great everything came out.

Wedding Wire:

Food was AMAZING! The appetizers were delicious and I'll be dreaming of the conch fritters for weeks! Our buffet lunch was great, they forgot my rice pilaf and mixed vegetables so the only thing for vegetarians was the salad - but the food was sooo good that I didn't even realize that until the next day when my mom said something. The only thing we really wanted for food was a pig roast and Mangrove Mike's made that happen! They even came and got us before they carved it so we could see it in all it's glory (we cut the roast instead of a cake!) Mike himself was on site cooking and he and Jen and their team were absolutely top notch. My now husband said some of the food needed salt but he is a seasoning freak and almost always says that things need more salt and pepper. They boxed all the leftovers up for us so we were able to eat more fritters while going through our cards at night. Everyone I worked with from start to finish was incredible, easy to communicate with, helpful, flexible. I'd recommend them to anyone, anytime.

Wedding Wire:

We had our dream wedding on 9-19-15 at La Siesta Resort. Mangrove Mikes was our caterer and they were beyond amazing. The quality of the food was A+ and their prices are very reasonable. Michelle helped us put together what we needed and even coordinated the rentals. We also hired the date of coordinator through them. Her name was Emily and she was on top of everything and made the day go by without any issues. If we're ever having a party in Islamorada again Mangrove Mikes would be our first call.

Wedding Wire:
What a great team of people! We were very picky about the good with my husband being in the culinary field, but they definitely lived up to or expectations. The appetizers were to die for. The mushrooms were my favorite. As a bride you don't get to eat much but they made sure to bring over a plate full of appetizer for us to munch on while taking pictures. Thank you guys for everything. We love you!


Islamorada's Own Mangrove Mike's Cafe Wins a WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award for 2015!

---- Weddingwire Couples Choice Awards 2015 (large)

Wedding Wire:

"When you have every guest come up to you and rave about the wedding food you selected, you know you did something right.  When every guests says that all aspects of the food experience were off the charts, you know the catering company is doing everything right!! We met with the catering company and had a pretty selective and diverse menu.  We weren't sure if they would be able or want to do such a diverse menu.  Not only did they perform our menu to our exact needs, they knocked it out of the park.  The staff was providing service with a smile....and constantly looking to refill and empty glass or hand out their amazing apps!

We have had several inquiries about this company since our wedding...oh, just 5 days ago.  A couple of specific guests were inquiring about their services throughout the South Florida. 

To have the opportunity to get married in such a beautiful destination as Islamorada and be able to have Mangrove Mike's Catering deliver an amazing food experience...was over and beyond our expectation.

This company didn't find happy customers....they found RAVING FANS!!!"

-Wedding: 03/08/2014

 

"Everyone at Mangrove Mike's Catering was absolutely wonderful!  Michelle (Coordinator) was on point!  She made sure everything was perfect for our rehearsal dinner.  The food could not have been any better.  Everything was delicious and cooked to perfection.  I would highly recommend their services.  Great team to work with!"

-Wedding: 03/15/2014

 

"A special thanks to Michelle and Walt for making our wedding a success!  The food was AMAZING and the service was superb!  We would definitely recommend them for your event!"

- Deana & Randy Brandon  10/24/2014

 

 Trip Advisor:

 

  "You have to go here!! Sooooo goood!

The best spot in town!  You have to come here!  Best breakfast and lunch options!  Every time we go Mike always has a smile and gives us a most generous welcome!  I loved the pressed turkey sandwich and tater tots and my fiancee loves the BLT and biscuits and gravy!  We also just tried the key lime pie and it is heavenly!  Thanks Mayor Mike for having an awesome place!"

-Elyselauren88

 

"Delicious Breakfast

ABSOLUTLEY the best breakfast in town.  Prices are reasonable.  They will make to order breakfast IF there isn't what you want on the menu.  Very friendly, clean place.   Next door is a must see, to get either a picture frame made of crate or paiting.  Beautiful art."

- Muecas6

 

"Great Breakfast and Quick, too!

We love to have breakfast at Mangrove Mikes!  Delicious and great service.  Often in a rush to eat and run to the boat for a day of fishing.  Cool place."

- Suzanne N. 

 

 




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