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67A Ariapita Avenue | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
(868) 624-4597
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Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic in all respects

What a fantastic restaurant this is. With the feeling of being on an upper terrace, it is a real pleasure to have ceiling fans rather than aircon. The setting, service and food were all great. Fantastic callaloo soup and I really enjoyed the stewed beef, plus the range of succulent side dishes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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UK
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant this is. With the feeling of being on an upper terrace, it is a real pleasure to have ceiling fans rather than aircon. The setting, service and food were all great. Fantastic callaloo soup and I really enjoyed the stewed beef, plus the range of succulent side dishes ensured that we certainly didn't go hungry. There... More 

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Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review and very happy that you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you back in T&T soon and of course, at Veni Mangé again. More 

Port of Spain, Trinidad
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Always take visiting reps here, just so they can feel the local spirit. Never fails. Being only half trini it is an experience for me too. The décor , the open plan old architecture. It is a different feel to the other modern restaurants in POS. And the food is very good..fresh , well prepared and delicious. Unpretentious and relaxing.... More 

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Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Happy that you bring your reps to experience the local food and ambience and that you and they continue to enjoy it. We believe that T&T has so much to offer so we continue to keep the local *flag flying*! Hope to see you back soon. More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This awesome creole restaurant here in Trinidad has tasty food, friendly atmosphere and great hospitality serving vegetarian and local cuisine. You gotta go there and you must interact with the owner Roses - she is a truly "spicy" persona! When you go in you go to the bar and have a beverage - of the alcoholic or non alcoholic flavor!... More 

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Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. Will definitely aim to keep the standard to provide our visitors with good local food and a super dining experience. Hope to see you back soon. More 

Port of Spain, Trinidad
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

With stunning artwork adorning the walls of the restaurant, Veni Mange's hostess made us feel welcome from the time we entered the door. The restaurant located on "the Avenue" is refreshing sight of traditional Caribbean house architecture. The servers ensured we were enjoying our meal, asking us at intervals how we're doing. The food was served in quick time and... More 

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Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Its always wonderful to know that our guests enjoyed their Veni Mangé experience. We strive to maintain a truly Caribbean ambience while maintaining good quality food and service. Happy that they were there for you. Looking forward to seeing you next trip! More 

Budapest, Hungary
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The atmosphere is really cool - extremely 'Caribbean' feeling and a nice small bar to have a drink before or after. Food is a nice mix of seafood, meat prepared with a very 'homemade' feel. Mix of seafood (good selection of different fish, shrimp) as well as some meats. Don't expect overly sophisticated prep or presentation - more like you're... More 

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Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Happy to know you got the feeling of being at a friend*s house. We aim for the *home away from home* feeling but this time you are in a Caribbean Home! Thanks for the review! More 

Washington, D.C.
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at Veni Mange. Our meals of snapper and shrimp were both delicious. The environment is full of Trinidadian art and the waitstaff friendly and attentive, The only problem is its limited openings: Monday-Friday lunch and Wednesday and Friday dinner

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Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Happy you enjoyed your Veni Mangé experience. Yes, the limited opening hours are a bit of a problem, so we are looking into that aspect of the business. Who knows?....on your next trip we may just have added an additional opening evening! lol:) More 

Port of Spain, Trinidad
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This restaurant was founded by Allyson Hennessy and her sister,Rose Hezekiah. It starts from the greeting at the door when you feel like an old family friend. Many lunches taste like homemade; stew chicken,plantains fried to bring out their sweetness, my mouth waters and food is seasonal...so freshness is guaranteed. Allyson may have left us, but Rose has maintained the... More 

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Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Hi Brent, I am so touched by your review particularly your reference to Allyson. Its been a challenge but I am so happy that we have succeeded in maintaining the home away from home feeling. Good West Indian home cooked food is what we do and happy you enjoyed it. Hope to see you back soon!! More 

Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Taken there by my great friend, a local. Everything you ever wanted from the excellent food personally and creatively spiced and sauced, the eclectic interior, every table and chair a different rainbow, no different to the clothing of the owner and her assistants making sure your plate is full (maybe you should try a little this?) and your drinks attended... More 

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Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

My response is a bit late, but I am just getting around to responding to reviews. Thanks for the lovely review. So happy you enjoyed your visit and that your friend*s choice of restaurant did not disappoint! Hope to see you back here on your next visit! We will continue keep the local flag flying high! More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wow, an amazinging place and a must for any visitor to Trinidad. Fabulous decor, amazing food and wonderful service. Only open a couple of nights a week so reserve a table.

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Found this place online and it was a real treasure. Tasty local dishes served by very friendly and attentive staff. Only open Wednesday and Friday evenings and reservations are advised to be sure of getting in.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67A Ariapita Avenue | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Trinidad  >  Port of Spain
  • Phone Number: (868) 624-4597

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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