The Andes restaurants

Top Choice Burgers in Mérida

Burger Bar

This recently opened gourmet burger joint serves up a very welcome range of high-quality medium-rare burgers in numerous different styles, has craft beers on tap and also does crispy chicken and paninis. The whole p…
in San Cristobal

La Guitarra Andaluza

This classic Spanish restaurant sits in the heart of Barrio Obrero and offers a good mixture of steak, chicken and pasta dishes, as well as a good wine list. Some weekend nights there’s live salsa. Next door there’s…
in Mérida

Super Tostón Mexicano

Que? You wanted Mexican food and Venezuelan mixed together? No hay problema – here, traditional Mexican dishes like chalupas and tamales all get served on top of a mini tostón, the traditional fried banana dish of V…
Steak in The Andes

Páramo Grill

A large and relatively formal place by local standards, this locally famous steakhouse features waiters in tuxedos and a bullfighting theme on the walls. Meat can be a little overcooked, so if you like it medium-rar…
in Mérida

Europa Art Cafe

Indigenous-themed photos line the wall of this German-owned establishment, chock-a-block full of simple fare including German sausage and meatballs, Hungarian goulash and Russian potato salad. Breakfasts of yogurt a…
Cafe in Mérida

Café Mogambo

With its prominent 1920s-style bar, art deco plasterwork, soft lighting and antique ceiling fans, mood is the name of the game in this trendy bistro, a haven for wine buffs. Breakfast and dinner is served, and on we…
in San Cristobal

Restaurant La Bologna

The Italian owner still includes several pasta and ravioli dishes, on the menu since 1968. It also serves up hearty, economical Venezuelan food and is popular with locals and tourists alike. The large potted plants …
South American in Mérida

Casa Andina

Budget eaters, rejoice – with the best, cheapest set meals in town, this historic restaurant-cum-museum is worth the short walk to the edge of town. Tables surround a lovely garden patio, and a few front rooms house…
Mexican in Mérida

Guacamole

A friendly and rather charming place with a full Tex-Mex menu stretching from burritos to quesadillas, Guacamole is a colorful multiroom affair that provides a much needed change of culinary pace for those who've be…
Venezuelan in Mérida

La Sazón del Llano

A side-by-side bakery and cafeteria always abuzz with happy diners. You could bust a gut polishing off the four-dish criollo and international menú, and the bakery is a good bet when everything's closed tight on Sun…