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“Fun caribbean” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Veni Mange

Veni Mange
67A Ariapita Avenue | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
(868) 624-4597
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Ranked #20 of 95 restaurants in Port of Spain
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Fun caribbean”
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 beef stew which is not soupy but more pieces of beef with a heavy sauce marinade; I liked it and we shared that with the tilapia which was grilled (side sauce of tamarind). All of that comes with side portions of rice, beans, manioc, and more. We were stuffed. Also enjoyed a few Stag beers (slightly more alcohol than the Carib). Walked home to lighten the load!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“My favorite restaurant in Port of Spain”
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 eclectic with tables and walls covered with paintings.

One word of warning though. They are only open for dinner on Wednesday and Friday. And, like everything else in Port of Spain, they are closed on the Friday before Carnival. I asked the owner about that and the problem was getting people to work that night instead of partying.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“One of my fave lunchtime hangouts”
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.

Visited June 2012
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Edinburgh, UK
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
“Great soup, so-so mains”
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.

Visited April 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good food and atmosphere, beware the chairs...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We had a delicious meal here, with huge portions, good rum punch and some of the friendliest service we experienced in Trinidad. Another customer's chair broke part way through the meal, though, so perhaps take care in sitting down. She seemed unharmed though, and it's a really nice space with some interesting art work, so don't let that put you off

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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