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Restaurants in Caracas

Despite the food shortage crisis, Caracas is still considered the best place to eat in the whole of Venezuela. There are award-winning restaurants in Caracas offering an extraordinary range of cuisines, from home-style Venezuelan fare to Pan-Asian cuisine. Specialities include beef steaks and arepas (corn-bread snacks stuffed with fillings of your choice).

The Caracas restaurants below have been grouped into three different pricing categories:
Expensive (above BsF 300)
Moderate (BsF 150 to BsF 300)
Cheap (up to BsF150)
Prices are for a three course meal for one, with half a bottle of house wine or equivalent, tax and service included.

Expensive

Alto

Cuisine: Fusion

Recently voted one of the best restaurants in Latin America, this fine-dining experience blends the best in European and Caribbean fare in a contemporary fusion style.

Address: , Primera Transversal de Los Palos Grandes, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 2843 655.
Website: http://www.altorestaurante.com

El Barquero

Cuisine: Seafood

Aficionados of fish will be happiest in El Barquero, which has a long list of seafood and freshwater fish dishes cooked to perfection. It is a friendly and well-loved place with personal attention and two dining spaces to choose from: one laidback with music and the other more formal.

Address: , Avenida Luis Roche, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 261 4645.

La Estancia

Cuisine: Steakhouse

Famous for its juicy steaks straight from the Venezuelan plains of the interior, La Estancia is an upmarket Caracas restaurant in a beautiful hacienda-style building with wooden interiors, green courtyards and faultless service.

Address: , Avenida Principal La Castellana, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 261 1874.
Website: http://www.restaurantlaestancia.com

Moderate

La Cocina de Francy

Cuisine: Venezuelan

This much loved old timer is one of the very best spots to sample Venezuela's rich culinary culture, though it's no museum piece. With contemporary art on the walls and a large list of beguiling specialties, Francy's offers the very best cuisine from around the region.

Address: , Avenida Este 2, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 5769 849.

Nobu

Cuisine: Sushi

While nothing to do with the world-famous chain, Nobu in Caracas still manages to serve up some of the city's best sushi and sashimi from a pan-Asian menu focused particularly on Japan and Thailand. This wildly popular place can be noisy though - sitting downstairs is recommended.

Address: , Centro Comerical Las Cúpulas, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 285 9009.

Restaurant Urrutia

Cuisine: Seafood

Traditional Spanish restaurants are a mainstay of the Caracas cuisine scene, and this one is particularly recommendable. Situated in a round whitewashed building with a lively atmosphere, it specialises in Basque dishes.

Address: , Avenida Francisco Solano, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 9939 526.

Cheap

Arepa Factory

Cuisine: Venezuelan

The place to try the popular Latin American fare in Caracas, this made-to-order eatery has a fresh, fast-food feel with an extensive menu of toppings and side dishes.

Address: , Cristal Palace Transversal 2, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 2851 125.

Pizzeria Romana

Cuisine: Pizza

An authentic pizzeria serving up wood-fired pizzas in Mercedes, with a cosy, family-friendly atmosphere.

Address: Metropolitan District, Calle Madrid, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 9926 204.

Pollo en Brasas El Coyuco

Cuisine: Chicken

Open 24-hours-a-day, this classic pollería restaurant is popular with Caraqueños for its rotisserie chicken and yucca.

Address: Los Palos Grandes, Avenida 3A Transversal, Caracas,
Telephone: +58 212 2859 354.
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