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Veni Mange

67A Ariapita Avenue | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
(868) 624-4597
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Ranked #19 of 93 restaurants in Port of Spain
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 5, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Kiev, Ukraine
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We enjoyed Veni last night. It's a casual fun setting on the Boulevard which is a popular nightspot filled with street food vendors, restaurants and clubs. You can either go as a group or single to sit at the bar. Service is warm and friendly. Calloloo soup is delish as is the saltfish (like a cod) for appetizers. Ate the... More

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Veni Mange is my favorite restaurant in Port of Spain. They spend their effort on good regional food and friendly service. Indeed the owner/manager seems to be in business as much to socialize with her good friends (which seems to be anyone she's known for more than about five minutes) as to make money. The decor could be described as... More

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

LOVE VENI MANGE....great food starts with fresh ingredients, and you taste the quality of food at veni mange...and then there is the ambience...local art adorns the wall, some of which are for sale...and the manageress is one of the nicest most affable people you will ever meet....i would go there just for the service and ambience... overall, highly recommended.

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Edinburgh, UK
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100 reviews 100 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We both had the Cullalloo soup to start and it was a very nice spinach style soup. Our mains weren't so great - Beef Stew and Creole Pork but they did come with very tasty sides. Would have the fish if I ever went back, it looked very nice.

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