Seafood in Maracaibo

Restaurant El Girasol

This is the only revolving restaurant in the country – an entire circle takes about two hours and the floor-to-ceiling windows provide for great views – you might even see the Catatumbo lightning in the distance....

Mexican in Maracaibo

Restaurant Los Soles

Run by a Mexican family, this bright, airy new spot brings some authentic Mexican flavor to town. You can have your tacos and enchiladas outside if you want, but the colorful interior offers deliciously cool...

South American in Maracaibo

El Budare de Juana

This clean and efficient arepera – part of a local chain – serves 25 different kinds of delicious arepas (stuffed corn pancakes) and a dozen freshly made juices to wash the food down.

Activity in Maracaibo

La Esquina de Palermo

Salsa music blares, balconies overhang the street, and there are 145 pizzas to choose from – great for a group outing. Sample the Maracucha pizza with fried banana, or La Orgia – need we say more?

Italian in Maracaibo

Ristorante Da Vinci

With a mock Renaissance fountain in front of the restaurant, Da Vinci is, predictably, an Italian affair and is consistently popular with locals for its fine food and relaxed atmosphere.

Asian in Maracaibo


Throbbing music, muraled ceilings and a minimalist modular wood decor set the stage for tasty stir frys and sushi. Proceed to the adjoining rooftop bar after slurping your noodles.

Steak in Maracaibo

Restaurant Mi Vaquita

Founded in the early 1960s, Mi Vaquita is arguably the best known steak house in town and it does a great job. It has a warm timber-decked interior and a lively bar to the side.

Steak in Maracaibo

La Churuata

Far from the palm-thatched jungle hut the name suggests, this trendy steak house combines delicious food with enjoyable decor. There’s also an adjacent bar.

Bakery in Maracaibo

Pastelería Jeffrey’s

A popular upscale bakery cafe near the Plaza República serving simple breakfasts, good coffee, attractive pastries, cakes, truffles and freshly made juices.