The House of Jaipur is located inside of a real house in this busy area of Woodbrook. The golden orange exterior invites you into a kaleidoscope of Indian colors, décor and trinkets. Sip on a wide variety of tea from the popular spicy masala chai to the Star of India – a mixed blend of India's favorite teas. If you feel peckish order a vegetable samosa, chicken kofta and even some pokara's to tame your appetite. For dessert choose from the house specialty sweet plate featuring four desserts to end a perfect spot of afternoon tea. - Nadia Ali
Jenny's, owned by local businesswoman, Jenny Sharma, is situated in downtown Port of Spain in an elaborate blue, old-fashioned, wooden building which was formerly a home. The interior is exquisitely decorated, favoring a Victorian style comprising of artwork and portraits of stately Lords and Ladies of the era, along with memorabilia from Trinidad's colonial days. The menu consists of very affordable local Chinese food.Downstairs in the area known as "The Cellar", the atmosphere is more casual and conducive to the after work gathering. The decor in this area follows the general pattern, but also consists of several stuffed animal heads — including a somewhat menacing-looking, full-sized grizzly bear.
Local Indian cuisine at its best. Try some paratha or roti, which is traditional East Indian bread, rolled out to a thin circle and then cooked flat upon a flat hot plate. In the way of fillings, there are curried meats and vegetables of all flavors and intensities cooked with coconut and pepper. You can also try the Buljol, which is salt fish with onions, tomatoes, avocado and pepper. Callaloo, which is a thick soup based on dasheen leaves, is also on the menu.Take-away or eat in, all food is reasonably priced. Chicken Roti and Boneless Chicken are lip-smacking.
Located in the heart of Port of Spain within minutes from the major hotels, Apsara Indian Restaurant offers the only authentic classical Indian cuisine in Trinidad. Savor the ambiance in this East Indian portal where the Indian-inspired decor seems to transport diners to the Far East. Sculptures, paintings and music all play a part in the transformation. Be greeted by a turban wearing doorman and served by waitresses dressed in authentic Indian wear. Choose from mild or hot biriyani, tandoori and vindaloo dishes and discover the cultural taste of Northern India. Reservations are recommended.
The warm, lively atmosphere of the West Indies meets sumptuous Mexican fare at Jalapenos Neighbourhood Restaurant & Bar. This establishment is housed in what was formerly a traditional Victorian-style(gingerbread) house. It is perfect for intimate dining in the main dining room or for a fun, informal social gathering in the west or patio areas. Try the chicken fajitas, seafood paella or jumbo shrimp cocktail.
Housed in a century old grocery store with a 30-foot ceiling (thus the name), Rafters is fresh and contemporary in feeling. Soft grey and pale blue and shades of pink décor enhance the original stonework walls. Original artwork and green plants complement a delightful dining experience. Fresh local seafood including lobster, sea conch, squid and shrimp are house specialties and feature on all buffet presentations (Wednesday to Friday Business Luncheon Buffet, Caribbean/ Continental Fusion Cuisine). A la carte: select US steaks, creative local entrees and unique specialty sandwiches in the Lounge Bar, which attracts a cosmopolitan clientele for cocktails.
Taste the finest of seafood bites at Jemma's Seaview Kitchen. Located by the beach, the cozy diner is known for serving authentic meals cooking using the finest of fresh, local ingredients. One can opt for delicacies like Creole Shrimp, Fried Kingfish, Jerk Chicken and more. A glass of beer can be toasted with the meal. The staff here is friendly and the service here is quick. If you wish to taste some of the best seafood meals at budget prices, then Jemma's Seaview Kitchen is the spot to try.
Located in the Ocean Point Hotel in Lowlands, Tobago, Garden Grille offers open-air dining in the beauty of lush, tropical plants and a flowering Jasmine tree. The view is breathtaking as you dine across from the PGA golf course.A cosy, convenient restaurant, the Garden Grille serves up menus of East Indian delights, creole/soul food of local and international flavors. All meals are competitively priced. Garlic Shrimp, Fish and Lobster dishes are worth a second helping. It also serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and houses a fully stocked bar.
Medford's Grill Xpress is located in the heart of Chaguanas; its open forecourt allows ample parking for this busy neighborhood grill. The cuisine offers a taste of the Caribbean with well-seasoned meats of your choice from chicken, beef, lamb and shrimp, served with tasty side dishes of potato salad, fried rice, macaroni salad and fries. The latest additions to the menu are distinctively delicious, full-flavored creole lunches made from traditional local ingredients like yam and breadfruit, served in ample portions for that big man's appetite. Dine in, takeaway or order delivery service for tasty, fast grilled eats. - Nadia Ali
Located on the Northern coast of Trinidad at the Laguna Mar Beach Resort, the Cocos Hut Restaurant offers local and seafood menus. It is an intimate, cosy restaurant, which was once a copra-drying house that was ultimately converted into the restaurant by its German-born owner, Gottfried Franz Zollna.Just a walk away from the Marianne River in Blanchisseuse, the Cocos Hut Restaurant offers its patrons a piece of paradise tucked away on a scenic part of Trinidad's beautiful, sandy coastline.
Set on the second floor of this very popular mall in the east of Trinidad, Bootleggers offers a casual dining experience that is great when you just need to relax and unwind. For a tantalizing dish to wake up your taste-buds try the Strawberry Tenderloin which is grilled tenderloin steak with a spicy strawberry sauce drizzled over it and served with creamy mash potato. Then sit back and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with your friends, family or co-workers. The sports bar brings in a lively crowd in the evenings and serves up a variety of cocktails. - Nadia Ali
The Asian Buffet offers an extensive menu offering authentic dishes from the Far East prepared with the freshest in high-quality ingredients. The daily buffet menu includes three different menus: one for lunch, one for dinner, and the best premium buffet available in the evening, which costs more but offers more variety and selections including seafood. Located on the second floor of the mall, the ambience of the restaurant is luxurious with deep reds and soft lighting. Tables are offered for two or larger groups, and the buffet area is spacious and inviting. For vegetarians, there is also a variety of tasty torfu, soup and vegetable dishes. - Nadia Ali