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“Casual, Delicious, Good Value, Great Service, Locals and Tourists” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vesna Taverna

Vesna Taverna
Airport Road #9 Palapa Marina | St Maarten, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
+1 5245283
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Ranked #6 of 78 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Bonita Springs, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Casual, Delicious, Good Value, Great Service, Locals and Tourists”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We happened upon Vesna Taverna during the day when I was looking for a hair salon that used to be next door. That evening (a Saturday), I looked on Trip Advisor for something different than all the French food we'd been consuming in Marigot and Grand Case. Vesna Taverna seemed to fit the bill, so we made a reservation.

We shared the Mezze Platter and got an extra skewer. It was plenty for two of us, every morsel was delicious, and the service was efficient and friendly. The Mezze Platter with the extra skewer, 4 glasses of red wine, one dessert and one coffee came to $63. Granted, we shared an entree, but it was the best value dinner we've had on the island so far.

Interior atmosphere: very casual with wood plan floors similar to a porch, and a nice fountain. (Just avoid looking out on the street since you look at nothing special.) Note: Location in Simpson Bay is across from Travel Inn and a supermarket housed in a green building, not far from McDonald's on the opposite side of the road, next to the Palapa Marina which has a good-sized sign. The top front of the Vesna Taverna building is black. The Evolution Hair Salon is next door, part of the same building.

All in all, a great evening. We plan to return later in the week for some fish and Greek salad.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Looking for a great meal in Simpson Bay with great service and atmosphere then Vesna Taverna is the place. We have dined there numerous times and also recommended a lot of customers/friends who have enjoyed their meal. Highly recommended!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“New favorite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Visited for the first time tonight and had a wonderful experience. Greek night and boy did we get to try a bit of everything and it was all delicious. The Chef even came out to explain the different items on the mezze platter, really nice touch. Prices were fair and service was spot on. We will be back! Thanks again.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Everything was great.,,.the atmosphere, the food, the value, and the overall effort and accommodations by the staff were really great!!! You could tell that the people who worked there really cared that we had a great dining experience.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sint Maarten, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice move”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

More spacious and same great service and food. At it's new location (across the street from the original VesnaTaverna) make a reservation for a special Greek Platter. You'll find many locals and your usual seasonal tourists. I recommend it highly.

Visited March 2014
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