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Airport Road #9 Palapa Marina | St Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 5245283
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Ranked #4 of 81 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you don't have a great time here then there is something wrong with you. Dinner was wonderful, dessert was fantastic, Vesna was delightful and very generous with the house made rum (which we purchased a few bottles of to take home)!

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Brookston, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

What a fantastic little gem that offers fabulous fresh fish, which my husband and I chose for our meal. The grouper and the yellow tail were equally as good....melt in your mouth delicious. And Vesna was a delight to get acquainted with. You can't go wrong here. We will definitely be back!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Vesna Taverna is now located in the space formerly occupied by Pizza Pasta across the street from Vesna's original location next to Aldywan's. The restaurant's name comes from the owner, Vesna - and she is a treasure. She waited tables the night we were there and made us feel like we were the only people in the restaurant. Her husband... More 

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Bristol, Rhode Island
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Though Vesna Tavarna is referred to as a Greek/French restaurant in reviews we read when we saw the menu and specials we were amazed at the variety. The Carbanara was possibly the best I've ever had in the 40 plus years that I've been ordering it around the world. My wife's fresh Yellow Tail Snapper with Curry sauce couldn't have... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went for the first time on the night a waitress walked out. We could not believe how amazing Vesna and her husband held it together. She worked the whole restaurant by herself and everything flowed perfect! The food was awesome. We returned 2 days later and the food was just as good. This is a must go to restaurant.... More 

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Ocean Park, Maine
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This new location is so much better than across the street. Parking is difficult in this area but doable if you are ok walking a couple of blocks. It is not walking distance from the big resorts at Pelican Key. Food is excellent here with a great welcoming atmosphere.

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Roseau, Dominica
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Stayed in SXM for a week and literally every day I went there for breakfast. The food was tasty and fresh and the atmosphere is airy and spacious. The staff was on top of things and friendly as well. So that's a plus. Never had lunch there but hopefully I'll ensure I do when I come back!

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

French restaurant as it best with some excellent Greek dishes in the menu (Vesna the owner is descendant of Greek father). Great wines at an affordable price. We had the Curry Shrimp that were extraordinary in the exact portion size, not small to end hunger and not huge to spoiled the elegance of a fine French restaurant. We also had... More 

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Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

St martin is known for its beaches and it's fine French or local Creole food We love going to different kind of restaurant on this island , l Indian , Thai or middle eastern food It was great to find Vesna , who is own by a couple , she is Greek and he is French , together they created... More 

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Senior_Girl
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

As annual visitors to St Maarten for 20+ years, we have enjoyed many of the restaurants on the island. Our last trip to St Maarten, we dined at Vesna Taverna twice. Food, presentation and service were excellent both times. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals and will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

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Address: Airport Road #9 Palapa Marina | St Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: +1 5245283
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay

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