We love prix fixe lunches probably as much as restaurants like offering them.
Most places in Trinidad and Tobago with fixed-priced meals have perfected the culinary calculus, so you’ll usually get a reasonably priced and well-executed lunch quickly. (Also, nearly all the restaurants on this list offer an a la carte lunch menu.)
Here’s our roundup of T&T restaurants that offer prix fixe lunches (link to listing of restaurants with lunch buffets):
ALL OUT (St. Clair, Trinidad) – $150 for any two entrees with a free soup or salad. Previous entree choices included Penne Pasta w/Chicken & Sausage; Classic Burger & Fries; Sirloin Steak; Fish & Chips; or Grilled Chicken Salad. (868) 628-0667.
ANGELO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – $145 for two courses and a glass of Voga wine, exclusive of 15% VAT and 10% service charge. The lunch menu features seven appetizers and eight main course choices. (868) 628-5551 or 628-7854.
BELLA ON THE AVENUE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – $99 lunch special with a complimentary glass of white or red wine, soup du jour or side salad, and an entree; exclusive of service charge. We’ve lunched at Bella several times and enjoy it! Previous lunch menus included a Tossed Salad w/bell peppers, cucumber, carrots, red onions, tomatoes, almonds & mandarin segments with a choice of fish or chicken; Seafood Paella served w/roasted tomato concasse; Raspberry Glazed Chicken Breast w/sautéed cassava & mixed vegetables; Pan Seared Pork Loin w/red onion marmalade, Parmesan potatoes & mixed vegetables. (868) 622-6233. Link to Bella lunch pictures.
Update December 2014: Chaud is temporarily closed as it completes its relocation to St. Anns.
CHAUD (Port of Spain, Trinidad) – $180 for two courses and $215 for three courses inclusive of all taxes. Sample menu: starter choices of Salmon Mousse ‘Martini’ or a Pan-Asian Duck Salad; a Sugar Snap Soup; main course choices of a Thai Red Curry Beef Stew w/steamed jasmine rice, stir fried vegetables & wilted greens, an Oven-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with a three-cheese bread pudding, glazed cipollini onions & apricot gastrique, or a Grilled Fish Spiedini w/salsa verde potato risotto, vegetable étuve, yellow tomato aurora; dessert choices- a Coconut-Rum Flan w/pistachio-coconut sorbet and a tuile cookie; Banana Crumble Cake w/vanilla bean ice cream, bourbon caramel sauce, or Chocolate Brownie S’mores w/sour cream sherbet & raspberry coulis. (868) 623-0375 or (868) 624-2885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Link to Chaud lunch pictures.
CREW’S INN (Chaguaramas, Trinidad) – $99 for main course, glass of wine and dessert, exclusive of 15% VAT and 10% service charge. A recent menu featured a Cream of Celery & Apple Soup; Bistro Salad; Bourbon Chicken w/sweet potato mash & steamed vegetables or Pan Roasted Sea Trout w/corn cakes, sauteed spinach & vegetable ribbons; Peach & Caramel Profiteroles. (868) 634-4000 ext. 424.
EMILIANA OSTERIA ITALIANA (Port of Spain, Trinidad) – $125 “Italian 2 topping Pizza and 2 Peroni Beers – Italy’s most recognized lager.” This lunch special is available Monday to Wednesday, 11am – 3pm.
JOSEPH’S RESTAURANT (Maraval, Trinidad) – $165 for two courses, $190 for three courses, exclusive of 15% VAT and 10% service charge. On our most recent visit, the menu offered a choice of a Greek salad, Fish Kebab or Soup of the Day (it was cauliflower that day) as an appetizer; Chicken A la Provencale, Mahi-Mahi Filet; 8-oz Strip Loin, and Homestyle Lamb; and for dessert a choice of cheesecake, creme caramel or ice cream. (868) 622-5557.
KAIZAN SUSHI (Movietowne POS, Trinidad) – $125 Sushi lunch specials served with salad & miso soup; $100 Chicken Teriyaki with garlic mashed potatoes, mixed veg, miso soup & tempura vegetables or Pork Tonkatsu with stir fired noodles, gyoza, edamame & miso soup. $250 Combo lunch special (2 people) – Ichiban Bento or Tokyo Bento. Prices are exclusive of tax & service charge. Link to Kaizan’s Sushi’s lunch special menu for more details. Available Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm. (868) 623-5437 or (868) 623-5370
Update December 2014: LeVeLs is temporarily closed.
LeVeLs ULTRABAR & LOUNGE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – $100 lunch special (all taxes included) for four pieces of your choice – Godzilla/Acevichado/Hiroshima Maki/Spicy Tuna/California/Philadelphia/Tempura/Vegetable Sushi Rolls – and two pieces of shrimp tempura or 3 pieces of vegetable tempura and wakame salad. Available Tuesday-Friday, 12pm-3pm. (868) 622-5350. Link to flyer.
SONATA KOREAN RESTAURANT (Woodbrook,Trinidad) – $49.99 for the following lunch specials served with rice, salad and a drink: Fried Swordfish Fillet; Fried Pork Cutlet; Fried Chicken Cutlet; Bul Go Ki (Korean BBQ Beef; Je Yuk Bok Keum (Broiled Pork); Bul Dak (Broiled Chicken); Ja Jang Pasta (Mixed Vegetables w/Black Bean Sauce; Bi Bim Bap (Rice w/assorted vegetables); Gim Bap (Rolled Rice w/Dried Laver); Triangular Gim Bap 2 pieces (Tuna, Kimchi, Beef, Pork). Lunch special hours are Monday to Saturday, 10:30 am-3:30pm.
VENI MANGE (Woodbrook, Trinidad) – $100 for three courses and a non-alcoholic drink – Monday Blue Note Special. One Monday menu featured these entrees – Stewed Beef w/Dumplings, Pork in Coconut, Stewed Saltfish w/Ochroes & Dumplings, Grilled Chicken & Tilapia w/Tamarind or Chadon Beni Sauce. Prix fixe lunch only on Mondays. (868) 624-4597.
WOODFORD CAFE (Chaguanas, Trinidad) – Regular Lunch Special: $200 total for lunch for two, all taxes included. Each person can choose one appetizer, two entrees and one dessert. Monday-Friday, 11:30am-4pm. Link to flyer on Facebook with full menu.
TOBAGO RESTAURANTS – We’ve tried and enjoyed the prix fixe lunches at all four of these restaurants in Tobago:
BLUE CRAB RESTAURANT (Scarborough, Tobago) – $65 for fish or chicken plate ($70 for combination of both), exclusive of taxes. The last lunch we enjoyed at Blue Crab included a delicious Grilled Fish, Rice & Dal, Plantains & Provisions, Sauteed Patchoi and Coleslaw. Link to Blue Crab pictures. (868) 639-2737.
KARIWAK VILLAGE RESTAURANT (Crown Point, Tobago) – $70 for a lunch special, exclusive of 15% VAT and 10% service charge. A recent lunch menu featured a choice of Braised Fish w/fresh coriander or Nutty Chicken with Okra & Rice, Stewed Bodi Beans, Creole Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Salad. Links to Kariwak Village Restaurant pictures here and here. (868) 639-8442.
REN MAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR (Pigeon Point, Tobago) – $60 lunch special includes one meat/fish/poultry item and a serving of the (4-5) sides from the daily lunch menu at this beachfront restaurant, exclusive of taxes. On our last visit, RenMar’s lunch set-up featured Stewed Goat, Baked Chicken, Curry Chicken, Fried Fish, Macaroni Pie, Callaloo, Rice & Blackeye Peas, Dumplings, Provisions, Mixed Vegetables and Fresh Salad. Link to RenMar pictures. (868) 631-8768.
BAR CODE SPORTS BAR & GRILL (Scarborough, Tobago) – $60 for a special lunch plate on Fridays only, exclusive of taxes. A typical lunch menu includes a combination of fish, chicken, pork and/or lamb with sides of rice & stewed pigeon peas, fried plantain, callaloo, macaroni pie, potato salad and fresh salad. Link to BarCode pictures. (868) 635-2633.
NOTE: Every effort is made to keep this list updated, but please call to confirm prix fixe menus and prices. All prix fixe menus and prices as well as the days and times are subject to being withdrawn or changed at the restaurant’s discretion.