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Ariapita Avenue 67A | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
(868) 624-4597
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
2 reviews
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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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Thank Can12Roseman
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
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189 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 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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Thank MAB430
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.
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260 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 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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1 Thank sptravelers5
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
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

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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2 Thank Brenty447
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
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Helen A
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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4 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
1 review
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ariapita Avenue 67A | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Trinidad  >  Port of Spain
  • Phone Number: (868) 624-4597

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?