Flying Mango Restaurant and Catering
4345 Hickman Road, Des Moines, IA 50310

Parking is also available at 4401 Hickman.

GOT YOUR DAY TIME FREE?? We need to talk.....

Flying Mango is accepting DAY PREP/LINE COOK applications.

This well-established and locally owned restaurant is looking to add a Full-Time or Part-Time member(s) to the Kitchen team. Unlike many traditional restaurant kitchens, this fast-paced working environment is totally open to the guests' view. Strong conversational skills are critical for engaging with our guests as part of the 'show'. Personal cleanliness is expected. Ideal candidate will be organized, have common sense, remain calm under pressure and only be content in an incredibly clean workspace. Our online reputation on customer review sites is based on the comments about our exceptional food. Team member should be proud to be a part of seeing those comments continue.

Kitchen Prep and Line experience REQUIRED.
Culinary training is a plus. Serve Safe a plus.
Read handwritten tickets (as needed).
Follow menu specifications.
Plays well with others.
Be sure to re-read that introductory paragraph.

Strictly enforced smoke-free property.
Workweek is Tuesday through Saturday. Some additional hours may be required on 'off' days for special events. Split shifts are to be expected.
Competitive wage based on experience.
Full Time workers (5 days/wk exceeding 27 hrs/wk) receive paid week during Annual Summer Staff Vacation.

Apply in PERSON, preferable between 2-4:30. Ask for Kira.

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The restaurant will be closed the entire week of the Fourth of July for our Annual Summer Staff Vacation.

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Meet our sister,
Magnolia Kitchen & Grocery
on Facebook or Twitter.

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  • Dinner served Tuesday - Saturday from 5:00 p.m.
  • Reservations are accepted for parties of almost any size.
  • Private Parties accepted on Sundays, Monday and Lunches. Sales minimums apply.
  • Patio. Not for dining, but for a drink - sure.
  • Valley Junction Farmers Market - we are taking 2012 & 2013 off from the market. After 16 years, just felt a break was due.

Restaurant Menu - Click Here New June 2012

Wine & Bar List
May 2012 by
Tod Foley Design
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reservation requests & carry-out -
fax - 515-277-1927
fyi - the fax is fickle

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Datebook Diner: 4 Star Rating on 06.30.11

"Don't you love it when you enter a restaurant and immediately know that you've made the right choice? That's exactly the confidence and warmth that Flying Mango exuded on two recent visits. We were greeted by no fewer than three people - a cook working the open kitchen, a server rushing food out to the patio and another server making her way through the busy room. I knew I was in great hands." Read the full review here.

Central Iowa voted! Flying Mango ranks

#5 in the Top 100 Restaurants!

dated 09.13.11

Central Iowa voted! Flying Mango ranks

#4 in the Top 100 Restaurants!

dated 12.28.09

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City View Best Of Eats

CityView has declared the winners...


Best Kept Secret on the Local Restaurant Scene Runner-up


Best Kept Secret on the Local Restaurant Scene WINNER

Even with the will power of a priest, no one can resist the temptation of the faintest wiff of what's cooking in this kitchen. Taking the crown again this year, the Flying Mango's Caribbean-style food turns newcomers into regulars and regulars into loyal followers. Flying Mango doesn't need a lot of hype. The food speaks for itself. That's why our readers say the restaurant continues to proudly remain one of the metro's secret diamonds in the rough.


Best Kept Secret on the Local Restaurant Scene WINNER

The Flying Mango has a reputation for creating uncommon and unparalleled cuisine with a dash of irresistible flair. Bold Caribbean flavors draw the chic with the casual, the formal with the farmer. Our readers apparently agree with the Flying Mango mantra that it is a place to go “for all reasons or no reason at all.”


Best Kept Secret on the Local Restaurant Scene Runner-up


Best Kept Secret on the Local Restaurant Scene Runner-up


Best Kept Secret on the Local Restaurant Scene Runner-up 

Best BBQ Runner-up


Best Kept Secret on the Local Restaurant Scene WINNER

"Beaverdale maintains its stranglehold on this award, sweeping the top two places for the second year in row. Flying Mango is the town's most elaborate display of the barbecue arts, proving you can have it both ways — good smokehouse meats as well as full table service and neighborhood coziness. 4345 Hickman Rd., Des Moines, 255-4111."

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