Restaurants

Venezuelan in Río Caribe

Mi Cocina

Down an unlikely side street parallel to Av Bermúdez, this little air-conditioned oasis comes complete with a religious shrine. The dishes on offer form a standard Venezuelan set (fried catch of the day, grilled mea…
Venezuelan in Río Caribe

La Tasca de Luís

The mounted head of a bull flanked by two calves is the charmingly shameless centerpiece of this tasca restaurant's decor. Dark wood furniture, an old-school bar and unfortunate white strip lighting complete the sce…
in Península de Araya

El Refugio del Marinero

Located near the port right on the beach where the catch of the day is brought in, this fantastic place will serve you up a sublime lunch of freshly caught fish, plantains and rice cooked up by the friendly women wh…
French in Cumaná

Les Jardins de Sucre

This beautifully designed and exceptionally good French restaurant has its diners discreetly spread out over a shaded patio around a small water garden. Delicious seafood, classic French cooking and a range of crepe…
Vegetarian in Puerto la Cruz

Centro Naturalista La Colmena

This lunch-only vegetarian cafe and natural-products shop has flowery tables and a tiny covered terrace looking out across the boulevard to the sea. It serves good and healthy set lunches and will thrill any vegetar…
in Caripe

Restaurant Mogambo

Across from Hotel La Perla is this eatery set in a pink chalet-style building, where good quality cooking (something of a godsend here) is served up, including tasty soups, grills and daily specials. There’s a good …
Venezuelan in Cumaná

Sopas y Algo Más

Just three soups, six main dishes and four desserts are available at this small but hopping restaurant set in a shady concrete patio. The menu is on the wall, the service is quick, and the food is cheap and deliciou…
in Parque Nacional Mochima

El Mochimero

Definitely the most atmospheric place in town to eat, this rather pricey Spanish-run restaurant has a fantastic spot on the seafront, with water virtually spilling into the dining room. The food is good – try the fr…
Italian in Río Caribe

Da More

This relaxed and airy place cooks up excellent pizzas and tasty pastas, which many locals call ahead to order as wait times can be long on the weekend. You can create your own topping combination or choose from the …
Spanish in Cumaná

Restaurant El Colmao

This windowless Spanish restaurant serves up the usual specialties like shellfish stew, grilled prawns and squash Provençal. The second dining room comes with a stage for live music; otherwise there’s just soccer on…