Kamy Beach Lounge (Av. Aldonza Manrique, Playa Varadero, Pampatar, Margarita Island) – this stylish beachside venue, with Nikki Beach-style sofas on the sands, and a large palm-thatched dance floor nearby, plays mostly electronic dance music and some Latin to a mostly young college crowd. Major musical events are often held here during certain holidays (like […]
Juan Sebastian Bar (Av. Venezuela e/Calle Mohedano, Chacao, Caracas) – located within the upscale Chacao district, this bar often books jazz and Latin music bands (often performing as early at 4 pm during the weekdays, and as early as 6 pm on Saturdays). There is no cover entrance, but a dress code is enforced.
Guayoyo Café (La Caranta, Pampatar, Margarita Island) – this is a popular seaside bar and restaurant that attracts tourists – both college students and those more mature. Live bands (jazz and Latin) are often booked here. Seafood and Italian dishes are available for those in a mood for fine dining. Because of the ocean views, […]
Gran Pizzería El León (Plaza La Castellana, Av. Eugenio Mendoza, Chacao Caracas) – located across from the Renaissance Caracas La Castellana Hotel, this open air bar is a popular college student hangout for those going bar hopping afterwards. Nevertheless, it stays full well into the evening.
Restaurante El Fondeadero (La Caranta, Pampatar, Margarita Island) – this is another fine restaurant at Margarita Island that serves a variety of seafood dishes. No doubt, its seaside views are an attraction unto themselves for many patrons.
Nobu (2ª Avenida, Los Palos Grandes e/4ª y 5ª Transversal, Caracas) – this restaurant serves a variety of Asian dishes (from Thai, to Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese). Peruvian ceviche is also available. Since there are not many restaurants in Caracas that serve consistently good quality sushi, a number of patrons come here just for that […]
Lola (Av. Transversal 5 e/Av. San Juan Bosco, Altamira, Caracas) – this fine restaurant (with sophisticated interior décor), has been visited by celebrities like Hollywood actor Sean Penn, and serves what can only be described as international: fresh Indian naan, Chinese dim sum, Moroccan tagine, Italian pastas, and Venezuelan grilled fish. Whatever dish one chooses, […]
El Caserio (Av. Francisco Solano e/Av. Los Mangos, Caracas) – patrons with a craving for Spanish cuisine dine here, with a choice of mainly Basque and Galician-influenced dishes served here (some involving lamb and bacalao – codfish). There’s also the fail-safe, obligatory Spanish meal – paella.
Club Líbano Venezolano (Av. Rio de Oro, Prados del Este, Caracas) – this is technically a private club – dedicated to the (Christian) Lebanese community that formed in Caracas during the early 20th century (similar to such migrations from Turkish-occupied Lebanon into other Latin countries – from Dominican Republic to Brazil). Non-members are allowed to […]
Catabar (Pampatar, Margarita Island) – the meals served here have a heavy French influence. The front is its dining area (which has a wine section nearby). Further into the restaurant is a lounge area, for late night socializing. Among the dishes served there are white fish fillet sautéed in a light cream sauce (moist and […]