Isla De Margarita


Activity in Porlamar


Serving up some of the best pizza in the country, Positano is an Italian restaurant that offers a full menu of pasta, meat dishes and multiple delicious pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. You can eat inside to...

Activity in Porlamar

Mediterraneo Bluu Café

By far the best place to eat in town, this smart, friendly and excellent Mediterranean-fusion restaurant has a sumptuous and innovative menu and the choice of tables in a shaded courtyard or in its North...

Activity in Juangriego

El Viejo Muelle

The best of the eateries (but also the most expensive) lining the bay in Juangriego is El Viejo Muelle with its little mock lighthouse and tables on the sand. You can have a drink while watching the sunset or eat...

Activity in El Yaque

Café Beach Local

The restaurant of the El Yaque Beach Hotel has a great situation right on the beach, and serves up a great selection of international cuisine and cocktails strong enough to satisfy even the most demanding party...

Seafood in Porlamar

La Casa de Rubén

This charming, hidden-away family-run restaurant comes complete with a massive collection of kitschy art and old photos on the walls. But come here for the top-notch seafood, all prepared using traditional island...

Desserts in Porlamar

Panadería 4 de Mayo

Of several bustling panaderías (bakeries) in the vicinity, this invariably popular spot comes up trumps. It also has beautiful pastries, sandwiches and cakes, and its terrace is one of Porlamar’s top people...

Activity in Porlamar

Jumbo Arepa

You can eat anytime at this arepera (restaurant selling arepas; stuffed corn pancakes) that never closes. Even if you’re not hungry at 3am, this is a good choice – delicious fillings and low prices that also make...

Activity in Pampatar

Café Colonial

This is by far Pampatar’s most charming eating option and it’s well worth stopping off for a meal here on your way through the town’s historic center. The place is bright and airy, with a delicious menu of modern...

Cafe in Porlamar

El Pollo de Carlitos

This rustic restaurant does great grilled chicken and meats and has an airy front patio, but it’s located in an unattractive area. Try the half chicken with hallaca (chopped meat and vegetables in corn dough,...

Activity in Playa El Agua

Margarita’s Café

For no-nonsense, reasonably priced eating try this busy joint on the beach road, which cooks up a good selection of breakfasts (BsF22 to BsF26) and other casual dishes. It’s across from the beach near Cambio...

Fast Food in Porlamar

Pollos El Cacique

A reasonably good-value chicken affair, this time in a popular and modern fast-food environment with identically uniformed staff. There are just a couple of side dishes and some juices, otherwise it’s only pollo.

Activity in Playa El Agua

La Isla Restaurant

This is a good, thatched-roof restaurant right on the beach. Seafood is big here – try the jumbo shrimp, crab linguini or lobster with cognac. Those not fond of shellfish can go for the pizza, pasta or paella.

Activity in Playa El Agua

Restaurant Marlin

Definitely aimed at tourists, this place is nevertheless pleasant enough with its big, barn-like structure on the beach open to the elements. The lobster here is good, as are the fresh shrimps cooked in garlic.

Seafood in Porlamar

El Rancho de Pablo

Right on the beach, this relaxed and friendly bar-restaurant has good service and pleasant wooden fittings. There’s a large menu of seafood, grills and pasta, and kicking cocktails.

Cafe in Porlamar

Vivaldi Panadería

A tranquil spot for frothy cappuccinos, excellent pastries and a morning newspaper, Vivaldi’s bakery has a pleasant little terrace or air-con interior from which to choose.

Desserts in Porlamar


Opposite Vivaldi is this popular ice-cream parlor with a large, shaded terrace. The enormous and luminous range comprises every imaginable flavor.

Venezuelan in Porlamar

Restaurant Punto Criollo

A large, no-nonsense Venezuelan restaurant with a lengthy bit-of-everything menu, smartly bow-tied waiters and a long drinks list.

Activity in Juangriego

El Fortin

El Fortin is a good place for a fresh fish supper with a view of the bay and tables on the sand.

Italian in Porlamar

Casa Italia

Choose from a long list of meat and chicken offerings, or one of its almost 20 delectable pasta dishes.