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Anguilla Veya or Blanchards

dmlewis Mar 4, 2010 03:50 PM

My husband and I have won a trip to Anguilla with his company. We are able to eat one night at either Veya or Blanchards. Which would you choose and why? We are not paying, so money doesn't matter.
Thanks for your help!

  1. mangorita Apr 19, 2010 10:51 AM

    We ate at both Blanchard's and Veya on our Anguilla trip last year and both were good but of the 2 we enjoyed the meal at Veya more.

    Related to your getting around question: we rented a car and they brought it to our hotel. Getting around was pretty easy. There are only a few main roads and you quickly learn your way around. Many places don't list their proper street addresses in their ads/websites (they just give a street name but no number) but there are plenty of signs pointing the way to various restaurants and sites.

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    1. re: mangorita
      mrwynter Apr 19, 2010 02:49 PM

      My Mom's fav eats:

      Picante- best Margarita
      Luna Rosa- everything
      E's Oven- fish and rum punch
      Ferry Boat Inn - Wed. night wings and rum punch
      Pumphouse - Thur. night music
      Sat. lunch at Smokey's for music and roti
      Sunday Dune Preserve for lobster lunch and Ting and jazz
      Sunday night Smokeys again for Mussington Brothers and some say ribs (I don;t eat meat).....

      Malliouhana for a special night, Straw Hat, Koal Keel??

      I loved E's Oven. We had good fish sandwiches and food at Gwen's for Sunday BBQ and music.

      1. re: mrwynter
        lavendula May 12, 2010 07:35 AM

        Veya catered our wedding and they were fantastic! Cap Juluca tip: go to eat 30 minutes before you really want to be eating. Anguilla time is slow moving!

        1. re: lavendula
          phelana May 13, 2010 04:13 AM

          I head to AXA in 42 days..cannot wait to try three new spots: SandBar for Tapas on the beach toes in the sand, Jacala at the former Bananas and Coba at Viceroy..whoop whoop..reviews to come after June 28

    2. phelana Mar 5, 2010 02:01 AM

      Veya all the way..B's is too inconsistent ..or has been from personal reviews from friends...Veya is very consistent....What a lucky girl...If you can after if a Thur. go to Pumphouse for rum punch and music or across the street to Elvis's for music..tell him Annie from Bonaire sent ya. Sand Bar is new and has great tapas. My fav rum punch is Ferry Boat and wing night on Wed. Luna Rosa hands down amazing swordfish special and desserts, pffffttt...wow

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      1. re: phelana
        apmcmoon Mar 5, 2010 07:10 AM

        Good news is you can't go wrong either way but I would echo phelana's comment about Blanchard's inconsistency. I personally have not dined at Veya but have heard great things about it.

        1. re: apmcmoon
          dmlewis Mar 5, 2010 04:32 PM

          Thanks for the advice. We will be there Thurs-Sun, so will definitely check out Pumphouse and Elvis's at some point I hope. I am very very lucky! You can't beat a free trip to Anguilla!! April can't come soon enough.

          1. re: dmlewis
            dmlewis Mar 6, 2010 06:35 AM

            Also, what is the best way to get around? We will be staying at Cap Jaluca and heard that taxis are outrageously priced. Thanks for your help!

            1. re: dmlewis
              phelana Mar 7, 2010 04:01 AM

              rent a car from Ronnie Bryan. You will want one to explore the easy to get around island. The driving is on the left but easy.
              Ronnie Bryan rsbryan74@hotmail.com

              He will deliver to the hotel and you can leave at the ferry or airport. Oh oh so close to you is Picante and Tratoria Tramonte..wow..good...

              Have fun and follow my www.anguillabliss.com

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