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“Excellent Seafood in Caracas” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Barquero

El Barquero
Ranked #81 of 575 Restaurants in Caracas
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Altamira
Beirut, Lebanon
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208 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent Seafood in Caracas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Excellent seafood in the capital, the owner is originally Portuguese, very friendly and the food quality in great. Had Lobster, shrimps and smkoed fish, amazing. Nice atmosphere, with live mariachis music, and service is really fast. A must for seafood lovers once in Caracas

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank WissBeirut
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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France
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401 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2013

Nice restaurant well known in Altamira , very good specialities of meat and fish , argentina meat and parilla available . good service and the ambience is very smart .

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Thank Kevelair
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islamanare
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“EXCELLENT SPANISH DISHES”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

We were looking for a seafood restaurant to have lunch in the area of Altamira. As we entered El Barquero we were greeted by the manager who asked us if we would rather seat in the area where a live musician was playing or in the quiet area. We chose the quiet area and he showed us to our table. Almost immediately water was poured into our glasses, a more mature waiter was handing us the menus and making recommendations and a third one was making sure the table was ok for us. I ordered Cocktail de Langostinos (pawns cocktail) and my partner Pimentones rellenos de Salmon (salmon filled bell peppers). My plate was perfect, pawns were cooked to perfection, I counted about 10 pieces, gulf sauce was very tasty. The bell peppers were very good but since salmon does not have a strong flavor the filling was weak and tasteless. For seconds we ordered Paella Marinera to die for. The difference between a Paella Valencia and a Paella Marinera is that the first comes with chunks of chicken breast and the second with chunks of white meat fish. It was delicious. For desserts we indulged in the Chocolate Cake and the Milhojas, both definitely homemade, fresh and super sweet.
Service was superb, kind and experienced gentlemen. Food arrived to the table at the correct temperature and with perfect timing.
I would recommend this restaurant with no doubt and we will be returning very soon.
We paid about Bs. 900 with tips. Did not consumed any liquor.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank islamanare
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Caracas, Venezuela
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“It use to be good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2011

It use to be good for sea food but not anymor. It has become a basic place with regular food with no surprising taste

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Manuel P
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Caracas, Venezuela
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“This is my preffered hang out place, mainly because I get the service I want. Food is fair, the restaurant is splitted...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2008

This is my preffered hang out place, mainly because I get the service I want. Food is fair, the restaurant is splitted into a quieter restaurant area and a noisy music background live music perfect to have a good time, even dance at tropical tunes. Good for seafood, "picaderas", and so on. Ask for Rafael or Igor at the Bar if you want to have great service

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1 Thank Oscar Rojas
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