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Restaurant Punto Criollo

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Igualdad 19, Porlamar, Margarita Island 6301, Venezuela
+58 295-2636745
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I love food and don't hesitate to spend good money in good restaurants. But the restaurant Punto Criollo is this simple restaurant with no higher ambitions of status. It's this kind of restaurant where star chefs extract the base for their recipes, the aromas, the textures, the essence of the dishes that they afterwards stylise and optimise presenting it as... More 

Thank Mauricio C
Porlamar, Venezuela
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Amonst us locals, it is rated as one of the best restaurants in Porlamar.. As a consequence it does get very busy at lunchtimes.. No need to book ..Just try to turn up early Most of the staff have worked there for years ,which is also a good sign All dishes are well cooked and portions are large.. I always... More 

Thank Alan W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers you Venezuelan food, very affordable and good choices for food. It can be busy at midday, you have to be patient. The place is in downtown, near Plaza Bolivar. I recommend the Pabellon Criollo and Pastel de Chucho, plenty choices for fresh fruit juices.

Thank munkisour
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2015

It was terrible! I ask for a pasta bolognese and the beef was PUTRID. It was a fly inside. I informed the situation to the owner and I was insulted! Please think about this before eating there!

Thank Jesus Q
Paris, France
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250 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

The grilled and seared sirloin steak I had I can almost taste now as I write!! to die for!! Expensive but you get what you pay for. The full bodied red was so nice I had two bottles.

1 Thank fox555
Porlamar, Venezuela
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

Moderately priced food and good service, something you do not get in many places in Venezuela and should be highly appreciated... this restaurant is run by the same management as "El Remo" and "Lugar de Encuentro" on 4 de mayo in Porlamar, which can all be recommended. If you don't like the busy and loud atmosphere, you shouldn't go to... More 

Thank Lothar F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

If you are after one of the best Fish soups in the island, go there. Trully good. I only rate it a 3 since the drink was not the best I had. Service is good, a little busy at times but they are excellent and efficient.

1 Thank CEMF13
Purley, England, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

I have visited this place since I was 4 years old when we went to Venezuela annually and we would always go about 6 times every December. The place is air conditioned to high hell, it is ALWAYS packed. For a reason. The waiters are always great with people despite being busy, bread is always on the table straight away... More 

1 Thank Carlos_Yabrudy
Penticton, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

After reading all the great reviews we thought we would try it out. The staff is really tremendous and completely unlike every where else on the island; they actually hustle and very quickly. The buzz in the restaurant is fantastic. The food looked great as we stood at the back waiting for a table. You would think it would make... More 

Thank elroyjetson40
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2013

This restaurant has been around for a long time now, I have been eating there for the past 28 years. The restaurant has change ownership but their food never change in taste and flavour. Each time I visit Margarita I just have to eat at that restaurant . If you go there at lunch time you may have to wait... More 

1 Thank acklima

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, Venezuelan
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Igualdad 19, Porlamar, Margarita Island 6301, Venezuela
  • Location: South America  >  Venezuela  >  Insular Region  >  Coastal Islands  >  Margarita Island  >  Porlamar
  • Phone Number: +58 295-2636745

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?