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“Best restaurant in Venezuela and one of the top restaurants in the world.”

Restaurante Le Gourmet
Ranked #23 of 581 Restaurants in Caracas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Caracas, Venezuela
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Venezuela and one of the top restaurants in the world.”
Reviewed 30 August 2012

I've been in this great Restaurant twice. The Chef Elias Murciano serves the best meals that I've tried in my life with outstanding quality and preparation. The high level of attention and service along with attention to details is comparable to none. The atmosphere is relaxed, with background amenable music and its a truly high class experience. This is an expensive restaurant for locals, but considering international prices, at around $100 without drinks and $150 with drinks, it proves to be well priced for its quality and service.

  • Visited August 2012
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4 Thank bmaxim
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed 23 July 2012

First, even though I am a Plat. Ambassador I do not stay at this InterContinetal after a couple of bad experiences here.. Having said this, I often frequent this restaurant when I am in Caracas. This restaurant, hands down, is the best in the city. The food is outstanding and the service is top-notch plus the wine list is incredible. If you are in Caracas and want a nice romantic restaurant or a great place for a business dinner this is the place!

  • Visited June 2012
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5 Thank tammynnc
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Caracas
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best of Caracas”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Hardly typical Venezuelan fare, Le Gourmet is the best International restaurant in Caracas. Nothing else is even close. Elegant and tranquil, the somewhat limited menu is exquisite in each and every selection. In the Tamanaco Hotel in Las Mercedes, the location is one of the most secure in the city and you can feel safe at any hour. The well trained staff will attempt to satisfy your every request, and expect a visit from the head chef Elias Murciano, who it is rumored, is off to Spain for another conquest. Everything is expertly prepared desserts are gorgeous. A word of warning. Possibly the most expensive restaurant in Caracas. Exchange your dollars with locals to get a BsF9 to a dollar BEFORE you go. Otherwise, your bill, paid with a foreign card, will be calculated at BsF 4.3 to a dollar and your expensive evening will be converted into a horror show.

  • Visited April 2012
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3 Thank Lawrence F
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Caracas
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The Best”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

If not the best , one of the 3 top in Caracas . Excelent frech style

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2 Thank rcardoso
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Washington, D.C.
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“One of the best meals in Caracas”
Reviewed 19 April 2009

For a fancy experience, Le Gourmet, the restaurant of the Hotel Tamanaco Intercontinental in Caracas delivers. The hotel itself can use a face lift, but the restaurant itself features an ecletic menu with classic and creative offerings. The chef sent me an amuse bouche trio: fresh salmon ceviche with avocado and caviar foam, paper-thin yuca chips, and a white fish in a pesto -cream sauce. All three were served in cute dishes perfect for the presentation. For appetizer I had the goat cheese salad. Imagine three different types of goat cheeses - 2 of which served warm--in a deep dish topped with fresh mesculun greens and roasted nuts drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Then for entree, I actually ordered a warm appetizer because it sounded--and ended up tasting--irresistible. I had wild mushroom ravioli in a truffle oil cream sauce. The presentation was so beautiful I did not want to touch it; three gray-brown ravioli each topped with a shaving of truffle in a beautiful sauce. I enjoyed the food with a glass of tempranillo, which was great as it did not overpower the mushrooms. The dessert I had a tasting of three desserts: mocha creme brulee (served in a shot glass), two finger-length slivers of flourless chocolate cake served in pistachio sauce, and the last was a an orange peel ice cream served over crumbled shortbread. The ambiance is formal, even a bit stuffy (chandeliers, all the furniture has gold-leaf trim) but the various beautiful orchids throughout the dining room help liven the atmosphere. Great experience!

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2 Thank chantiwa
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