I had always regarded this place as a hole in the wall while passing through Des Moines. But luck would have it that I reconsidered and now I have a new favorite restaurant. The Flying Mango serves just about the best BBQ I’ve ever had. It’s Caribbean and Tex-Mex inspired so it’s pretty creative and probably unlike anything you’ve had in Iowa. I always have a hard picking something cause they’re all note-worthy (chicken dip, meat loins, meatballs, dried apricots with goat cheese and pistachi).