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Vesna Taverna

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Airport Road #9 Palapa Marina | St Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 721-524-5283
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sun 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 254
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We tried VT last week while on vacation, and hands down, it was both the best experience and some of the best food we had the entire week. The owners are great people, who know what it means to have customers, even going so far as to walk down the block to stop a dog from barking and ruining the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Fred B
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Houston, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, Texas, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We tried VT last week while on vacation, and hands down, it was both the best experience and some of the best food we had the entire week. The owners are great people, who know what it means to have customers, even going so far as to walk down the block to stop a dog from barking and ruining the... More 

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Shoreline, Washington
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

This place is worth visiting several times during your stay. Their dinner is incredible and the pricing is so reasonable! The first time I ate here, I had lamb that had been roasted for 5 hours served on mashed potatoes with gravy reduced from the lamb. The lamb melted in your mouth, and the gravy.... oooohh the gravy! It was... More 

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Tremendous food at an extremely reasonable price. Diversified menu which includes a fantastic calamari appetizer. BEST homemade banana rum I have ever experienced. Co-owner (Vesna) speaks at least four languages. Other co-owner (her husband) is authentic French chef. DO NOT leave island without a visit. You will be sorry.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had heard about Greek night from Everything St Maarten and had to try it. So glad we did! The food was fantastic!! A small sampling of a number of yummy Greek dishes but the meal consisted of a LOT of food, and it was delicious! We then returned later in the week for lunch, and again, fantastic! The owner... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews I was expecting a great dinner. I ordered the Alfredo chicken pasta, and the wife ordered a sirloin steak. The Alfredo pasta was horrid, the chicken was very chewy and the sauce tastes too much like Parmesan cheese. My wife's sirloin was all fatty and over cooked. The service and ambiance were great but the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I has there with my boyfriend on his b-day, and it was great. the food was spectacular and the service was great. home made cheesecake was spectacular.

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Grenada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Sometimes I write a long review. This is not one of them. It is simply a joy. Food great especially the daily specials and the front of house is most welcoming without being pretentious. After 2 years in the Caribbean and 3 months in Sint Maarten we chose this restaurant for our last meal. Result!

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

On our last night in St. Maarten, we had a very enjoyable meal at Vesna Taverna. We were warmly greeted by the owner and dined on well prepared fish and chicken entrees. We intend to return to Vesna on our next trip to the island.

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New Jersey
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I've only been twice but plan to make it a regular spot. Adorable setting and the owner is lovely and personable. Everything was great but especially loved the service and the shrimp fettuccine. I'm talking yummy!!!!!!

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Killington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wonderful restaurant with interesting specials that makes you want to come back over and over again. Great service

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Additional Information about Vesna Taverna

Address: Airport Road #9 Palapa Marina | St Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Phone Number: +1 721-524-5283
Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: French, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Airport Road #9 Palapa Marina | St Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St Maarten-St Martin  >  Sint Maarten  >  Simpson Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 721-524-5283

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?