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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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Tucson AZ
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

Eat here. You'll love it. No need to expand. It's just really good. The drinks made from local fruits are to die for. The only thing wrong with this place is that is isn't open more.

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

Just love your headline...*Yum Yum Yum*! Thank you so much for the review. Hope to see you back our way soon. Working on those extra opening hours! lol:) More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We spent a week in Port-of-Spain, eating a variety of local, regional, and international cuisine. I can honestly say that Veni Mange was the best combination of classy restaurant serving native cuisine. The servers were extremely helpful with picking just the right amount of heat. The soups and bread were amazing! The main courses were perfectly seasoned! The desserts were... More 

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Thank Nick M
Rosesannhez, Owner at Veni Mange, responded to this review

Hello Nick, What a lovely review...thank you for taking the time out to post it. Always so good to know that our guests really enjoyed their meal and the look and feel of the restaurant. We really try to keep it as local as possible while maintaining internationally accepted standards so thanks for the endorsement. Hope to see you and... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 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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Thank ExaminerUk
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
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49 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 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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1 Thank mikey_8762
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 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 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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Thank CECILE H
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 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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192 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 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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267 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 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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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 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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1 Thank Alan G
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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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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?