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Vesna Taverna

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Airport Road #9 Palapa Marina | St Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 5245283
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 241
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 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
Excellent Food & Service

It was our 2nd night in St Martin/Sint Maarten and we venutred to Simpsons Bay looking for a place to eat...as we were walking by Vesna's one of their regulars said..."Come eat here...you won't regret it!" We did go eat there and we definitely didn't regret it. Vesna and crew were great in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
LucR1313
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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329 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It was our 2nd night in St Martin/Sint Maarten and we venutred to Simpsons Bay looking for a place to eat...as we were walking by Vesna's one of their regulars said..."Come eat here...you won't regret it!" We did go eat there and we definitely didn't regret it. Vesna and crew were great in service and food...and meeting my wife's Gluten... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Went for breakfast with the family the other morning. Excellent service and good food. Fastest morning meal we have had on island. Our server gave us a homemade banana rhum when our meal was done. A+ will be back again.

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Wantagh, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Food was perfect from beginning to the end! Vesna gave us banana rum that they home made which was a nice treat after the meal!

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had a late breakfast/early lunch at Vesna Taverna - led there after reading a number of positive reviews. We were not disappointed. We came with 9 people and they were very accommodating. The escargot we ordered was shared by all [several portions] and most everyone agreed that it was some of the best ever. If we are ever fortunate enough... More 

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St Martin
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

If you're looking for a restaurant in Simpson Bay that offers first class food for reasonable prices with great service and relaxed ambiance then this is the place for you! As a resident who lives in Cole Bay we get tired of the 'foodie' tourist traps and Vesna was a refreshing experience. Went for dinner with friends and we were... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A trip to St. Maarten wouldn't be complete without a stop at Vesna Taverna. We wouldn't miss Greek night, which is every Saturday evening. A wonderful sampler of Greek dishes, including home made dolmas, lamb or chicken kabob, spanokapita, and moussaka, followed a delicious homemade soup full of lentils and garbanzo beans. We though we had ended the meal with... More 

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Breakfast, lunch or dinner? Yep! Relaxed atmosphere, good food and very friendly staff. The dinner check was delivered with two glasses of home made banana liquer. The farewells completed with samples of home made marmelade to go.

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Southwest Montana
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64 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Recommended by a local resident, this café is an unlikely place for breakfast but it is well worth it. Staff was terrific. Food came piping hot and certainly "on time." Glad we ate there and have no problem recommending this place to others.

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

we had a lovely meal cook to our faddy tastes (we are not the easiest to please,) the atmosphere was delightful and staff very friendly , we had a lovely evening and would recommend eating here

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Turner Valey, Alberta
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174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had made a reservation for six the Sunday night of Heineken Regatta. The waitress was friendly and then the owner's wife came over to give us the specials and take our order. We asked for 3 separate bills and she wasn't happy about it but she still did it. The food was excellent. It was really busy so the... More 

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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 5245283

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?