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The diverse roots of Trinidad and Tobago have had a great deal of impact on the foods you will find on the islands. With influences for the Dutch, British, French, African, and Indian, the foods have evolved into a gastronomical smorgasbord of flavors. You can find plenty of 5-star restaurants on both Trinidad and Tobago, and there are hundreds of smaller, local spots that allow guests to dine in or take food out. Even if you have an excellent cook at your villa on Trinidad and Tobago, you'll want to try a few of these eateries before you leave the island. To find out how to get to these restaurants from your Trinidad and Tobago villa or other rental property, check an online map (more information below).
Buzo is the trendiest new restaurant in Port-of-Spain.
It is extremely pretty, but the service leads much to be desired.
The staff is friendly and the food is quite good. The pizza is quite impressive and the cocktails are absolutely amazing.
However, the restaurant employs the dishonest 'bait and switch' practice that is contrary to the guidelines of all consumer rights groups.
At the cocktail bar, there seem to be two separate menus, one with lower prices and one with higher prices. I was initially shown a drinks list which reflected certain prices, however when I asked for the bill, I noticed that the prices were quite different.
In addition to to being double charged for one item (which was resolved, resulting in a cash refund for that item only), the bill was higher than I expected. The explanation given by staff was that the menu reflected 'old' prices, and that there was a new menu.
The new menu was promptly displayed as justification for the inconsistency.
I drew this to the attention of management, who did not appear to be too concerned with the issue. An 'apology' was given however no remedial action was taken by management.
While I thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere, the dishonest practices left a very sour taste in my mouth.
Please be aware that the price that you see on the menu at this establishment may not be accurate.
Chino's is a friendly, laid back cafe in Castara that serves terrific breakfasts - everything imaginable along with salt bake and creole specialities. It's also open for lunches and sometimes dinner and is a great place to hang out and chat to the locals.
Breakfast from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Omelettes, fruit plates, cereal, etc.
Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Local and International options.
Right in Tobago's prestigous Lowlands area, this place serves up tasty local, seafood, and international dishes. Reasonable prices, local flavour, a definite must-do when visiting the island. The restaurant is located right next to Tobago Plantations Championship Golf Course at Ocean Point Hotel.
Located in one of Trinidad and Tobago most beautiful aeas, Aranguez San Juan is Gascon sports Bar and Lounge, we cater for all you needs and we are 15 mins from the capital, Port of Spain.
Marguerite's is a delightful, simple cafe in Castara which serves good local food - fish and shellfish as fresh as it gets - with typical creole dishes. She also does very good pizza and a takeaway service. No licence so bring your own wine or beer.
Chef and owner Moses Ruben uses his years of experience as head chef at the Hilton to create wonderful meals.
Make sure that you check out the curried crab and dumplings appetizer. It is delicately curried crabmeat served on a shell full of miniature dumplings.
40 Ariapita Ave., Woodbrook,
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Credit Cards: AE, MC, V
Closed: Closed Sun. No lunch Sat., no dinner Mon.
Beach Front Bar
Open from 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 p.m. Local and International drinks. Has full food menu from 12:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.. Food includes light snacks, and sandwiches.
Beautiful and dramatic setting over the ocean on the Milford Road between Crown Point and Scarborough. Enjoy the view from the deck tables while enjoying a variety of freshly prepared juices, including tamarind juice!
Snack on great sandwiches or the whole-wheat pizza.
While waiting for your meal, you can shop for local crafts in the lovely and comprehensive gift shop.
25 Old Milford Rd., Lambeau, Tobago
Credit Cards: MC, V
Closed: Closed Sun. No dinner
Open air with a definite Caribbean ambience, the Village restaurant serves breakfast lunch, snacks and dinner.
Kariwak's specialty is fresh ingredients - using home grown herbs extensively grown in their own garden, fresh local fish and vegetables ... making their own delicious ice cream in local flavours and a variety of breads and yogurt. All day long fresh salads and enormously filling sandwiches are available, at night a simple set menu of 3 courses with a choice of fish and meat. There's no chips, no fries ... but children's portions are vailable.
There is self-serve espresso at the bar, where a wide selection of mixed and straight up drinks are availble, and a very commendable selection of wines.
Allyson Hennessy -- a Cordon Bleu-trained chef and local television celebrity -- and her friendly, flamboyant sister and partner, Rosemary (Roses) Hezekiah put out the best lunch on the island. The home cooked creole menu changes regularly, but there's always an unusual and delicious vegetarian entrée. Veni's version of Trinidad's national dish, callaloo, is considered one of the best on the island.
Address: 67A Ariapita Ave.,
Woodbrook, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Credit Cards: AE, MC, V
Closed: Closed weekends. No dinner Mon., Tues., or Thurs.