The Northwest restaurants

Top Choice International in Puerto Colombia

Madera Fina

Outside the village, this place appears to be something of a brightly lit vision emerging from the foliage. And what a vision it is! The impressive indoor-outdoor premises include a wonderful viewpoint that overlook…
Top Choice Pizza in Coro

Pizzería La Barra del Jacal

This attractive open-air restaurant offers more than just pizzas, and is a refreshing spot to sit with a beer, especially in the evening when a gentle breeze dissipates the heat of the day. Service is professional a…
in Maracay

Churchill Steak House

Embracing its old-schoolness with ferocity, this 30-year-old, London-themed French steakhouse boasting stained-glass windows, extra low ceilings and salmon furnishings will knock you out. If the churrasco salomo isn…
in Parque Nacional Henri Pittier

Bokú

In a candlelit backyard enclosed by a bamboo fence, this gourmet surprise is a travel memory in culinary form. Never mind the confusing ordering system, you choose between one or two courses and two drinks are inclu…
Seafood in Puerto Colombia

Paco's Fish

This brand new cevichería, fish and seafood restaurant is perhaps the smartest in town. Try one of various ceviches to start, followed by dishes such as barbecued catch of the day with Thai prawns or marlin risotto.…
International in Coro

Jengibre & Albahaca

Despite being by far Coro's most sophisticated dining spot, Ginger & Basil is also surprisingly great value. The menu is streets ahead of most in Venezuela, with organic burgers, Caprese salad and seafood pasta …
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. Yo…
Portuguese in Maracay

Tasca El Riacho

This tasca (Spanish-style bar-restaurant) has a huge curvaceous bar, large seating areas and a sophisticated atmosphere that comes alive in the evening. The live music’s not so good (bad Juanes covers) but it cooks …
in Maracay

Oz Club

Ever wonder what it’s like to attend P Diddy’s White Party? In the same complex as El Riacho, this all-white club (collared shirt or some sort of jacket required) is where the rumba’s (party) at, in a Johnnie Walker…
in Barquisimeto

El Meson del Guaro

Sip on a ‘Ton Collins’ or ‘Fruyt Ponch’ at this old-school local favorite, designed with the beef-, shrimp- and chicken-lover in mind. The black-vested waiters can be a bit overly solicitous, but try the parrilla (m…