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Veni Mange

67A Ariapita Avenue | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
(868) 624-4597
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Ranked #16 of 96 restaurants in Port of Spain
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Veni Mange stands out in Port of Spain. Lovely open dining with the warm breeze to keep you company instead of freezing air conditioning. The décor invites conversation, tables all painted different colour, local and Caribbean art on the walls (all for sale) and then the menu choices... excellent local food cooked to the highest standard with something for everyone... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Veni Mange is a wondrous and unpretentious place to spend and evening and enjoy a great meal. This is a must stop for all visitors to T&T as Veni is a true representation of the people and pallet of Trinidad and Tobago. Firstly the welcome by Roses is warm and inviting and the food with its focus on taste (... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was recently in Port of Spain for 5 days putting on a conference. I had to ensure my group of ten people got to enjoy a traditional Caribbean meal/setting for one evening. Through a bunch of online research, I came accross Veni Mange. I sent an email requesting a reservation and Rosemary responded to me within 24hours. The restaurant... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Three of us UK visitors enjoyed the tasty local food, friendly welcome from Roses and her staff, fun atmosphere, interesting decoration and best wine we had in T&T. It wasn't too expensive either. By the time we left the place was full with a buzz of chat. Will go again

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Kiev, Ukraine
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113 reviews 113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was recently taken here for lunch. A nice welcoming and colourful restaurant. Good local food and quick service. Nice desserts. Good sized portions and not expensive. Would recommend and come back. I would not say very good or excellent but good. Shame about the rating scales on Tripadvisor!

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Usingen, Germany
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Came to show a french (!) friend the quality of Trini food and service and it was worth it. We came without reservation, bit the owners are so carefully into their business that they discerned the origin of our cab and of course had a table for two. I love not being chilled to death by aircon and had a... More

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Vancouver
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

We were in search of good local food, and found it at Veni's. What others have written is true: very friendly owner/manager, mildly poor support staff, excellent sides, food looks like what you would get as home-cooked (great taste, but no presentation) and great Caribbean food We had the saltfish accra, oxtail stew and stewed beef with coconut. All were... More

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London
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This place is obviously a victim of the roaring trade it does with tourists. According to our local friend, this place used to be much better than the night we visited together with her. The food is the kind you would expect to be served at a friend's house - quite tasty but nothing spectacular and presented in an uninteresting... More

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Greendale, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

This is a happy, noisy Caribbean restaurant with great, fresh local food and a friendly manager. As is typical in Trini restaurants, the entree is accompanied by several side dishes which automatically accompany any entree choice. My group each ordered a different entree and we were all satisfied with our choices.

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I've been twice, and I find Veni Mange a real mixed bag. Pros: the owner/manager is really friendly, and it's a very welcoming space and restaurant. Nice open air seating. The side dishes and soup are fabulous; real Trini staples and done well. Cons: the prices are much higher than they should be for the food, in my opinion. All... More

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