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Veni Mange

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Ariapita Avenue 67A | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
+1 868-624-4597
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

A great afternoon out sitting in a traditional building with good ambiance being served by friendly staff, who remind you of your favourite aunt, with a great range of Trini food. Some quite hot and spicy, which were fantastic, but all plates full of flavour. Walls covered in great which is also for sale. No a/c, but the open sides... More 

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Thank acaldwell987
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Happy to know that you continue to enjoy Veni Mangé! Your comments are truly appreciated. Hope to see you back soon. More 

Wetteren
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice "creole" setting, with hospitable welcome. Natural cooling with fans. Food was ok, though not special, and "medium" Caribbean.

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Thank Peter C
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Now seeing this as I haven't been to the site for a while. Sorry the food experience did not live up to your expectations. Hopefully if you are ever back this way, we will be able to correct this as our food is usually one of the highlights for most of our guests. Hope you will come again. More 

Kingston 8, Jamaica
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

If you are looking for some traditional Trini food of good quality, served in an atmosphere of artsy comfort, you need to try them.

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Thank Kim I
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Love the term "Artsy Caribbean" ....I'll certainly borrow it for my write ups on the restaurant, if I may! Hope to see you back soon. More 

San Fernando, Trinidad
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103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here a few times over the years and the food never disappoints. The menu is mainly local with a twist, well presented and portions are certainly adequate. The staff is knowledgable and helpful. There's a well stocked bar. Open for lunch and dinner but with only roadside parking. It's not open on some days so call first. The... More 

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Thank KiminGranCouva
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Hello...thanks for your honest opinion...good to get all feedback. Happy to report that over the August vacation, when we closed for a couple of weeks, we did a full paint over of the walls, so the place looks a lot brighter and refreshed. But, in the end, it is an old house, so we do have to persist with the... More 

Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

This restaurant is absolutely amazing, from the painting on the wall, to the excellent customer service, and the delicious food, I have enjoyed my dinning experience at this restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant if you want to experience some of the cultural foods of Trinidad and Tobago, do not pass this restaurant by.

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Thank azul32
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - very appreciated. I am very happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience with us and hopefully we will see you again soon. Take care! More 

edinburgh, uk
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

this is very cool place with colorful art and nice people running around making sure the vibe flows. we found that the prices were a little on the high side and nothing too exciting food wise. the fish was not fresh but frozen. there are some decent choices on menu and this could've been during slow season when fooed isn't... More 

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Thank larrydeluxe7
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

So sorry you did not enjoy your meal with us. Hopefully you will give us another chance and enjoy your meal at that time. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

7 of us went last Friday night - the place was recommended by our hotel, and it was certainly well deserved. I normally get food envy when others meals come out, but not here - my starter (saltfish) and man (beef stew and dumplings) were both spot on - but so apparently was the tuna and the oxtail. great selection... More 

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Thank Paulbearuk
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Hello Paul, Thank you so much for your lovely review. Its always good to know when customers are happy with their Veni Caribbean dining experience. Promise the stewed prunes will be on the menu the next time you return, which hopefully will be sooooooon! Take care and thanks again. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff in a relaxed open but tastefully decorated restaurant with artwork for sale. The real art here though is the food. Great mix of seafood and local land lubber dishes. Great meal and awesome rum punch!

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Thank Jon N
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Hi, I know you are the couple who came back after checking out the other spots. Thanks so much for the super review. Check out our FB page - Veni Mangé Restaurant - I posted a great photo of you! Enjoying the oxtail for sure! Hope to see you back this way soon. Take care! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch right when they opened. Great people, great local fresh food. The owner Rose came by our table to see how everything was. Great atmosphere with all the windows open. If you are in Port of Spain plan your day to get to Veni Mange.

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Thank BLT9000
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. Much appreciated. Happy you enjoyed it and hopefully, you'll back to visit and that you'll "Veni Mangé" - (Come & Eat)!!! More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Visited for a late lunch. Uniquely decorated with a sense of serenity. Being a Carb-oholic, the bread was to die for. The stuffed Plantain balls were delish but the fish my boyfriend ordered was a bit over done and a tad salty. Despite that I was happy I visited because as a child growing up in Trinidad, I always remembered... More 

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1 Thank Nicolenry
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

So sorry about the salty fish but hope you will return to give us another chance. Appreciate the comment as I will have a word with the cook to 'watch the salt"! And, thanks for the lovely words about my sister, Allyson. She is sorely missed. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ariapita Avenue 67A | Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Trinidad and Tobago  >  Trinidad  >  Port of Spain
  • Phone Number: +1 868-624-4597

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