Mandiero's serves up delectable dishes that locals are craving. The term Peri Peri may be new to Trinbagonians but the flavours are not. Just so you're in the know, Peri Peri sauce is used in some African regions and by the Portuguese. Recipes tend to vary and be influenced by location but it is essentially made of chili, lemon, oil and red bell peppers. It can be used either as a marinade or a condiment.
Now that we know what the chef is serving up let's get right to it. We popped in rather unexpectedly for lunch eager to try the cuisine. Double hipster points please...this unassuming restaurant is quite beautiful, with solid wood furniture and warm lighting, straight away you're pulled in, comfort is what comes to mind.
A quick look at the menu tells that the food is simple and designed to go with the many variants on peri peri sauces. We opted for the 3 Slider Burger plate and the Chicken Wrap. Oh come on people, it's a midweek lunch, don't expect us to eat a steak.
3 Slider Burger
Patty to Bun ratio was right on the money, garnished with pickle and cooked a little over what I usually order but flavourful enough to overlook. These tiny burgers were a perfect platform to try a few sauces which is exactly what I did. Garlic, lemon and sweet which all went beautifully with my 3 new friends.
9/10 for this dish, I recommend it for those who love burgers.
This wrap should be called Mr. Chicken Wrap. Bursting with ingredients and flavour it stood up to all sauces on the table without losing integrity. Grilled chicken being hugged by crunchy lettuce was as hearty as it was beautiful. Another 9/10 , I recommend this to all those chicken lovers out there
Fair prices and eye catching portions, efficient and friendly staff can only be outdone by the flavour rich food and bright inviting space. The Bill Check recommends Mandiero's Peri Peri Grill and is sure to visit again.
Mandiero's Peri Peri Grill
72 Tragarete Road