Restaurante Punto Criollo (Igualdad 19, Porlamar) – this is a favored local place simply because of the superior air conditioning this restaurant has to offer. Aside from that, local dishes served here include the Pabellon (a traditional Venezuela dish that has shredded beef, rice, black beans & plantains). This is considered a “must do” for […]
Restaurante El Fondeadero (Calle J.M. Vargas, Pampatar 6316, La Esparta) – this is another fine restaurant at Margarita Island that serves a variety of seafood dishes (from sword fish to Sopado de Mariscos). No doubt, its seaside views are an attraction unto themselves for many patrons.
Positano (Calle Fermín, Porlamar 6301, Nueva Esparta) – this restaurant is popular for its pizzas and pasta dishes. A worthy spot for these and other Italian dishes after spending the day at the beach.
Pida Pizza (Edificio Cristal Garden, Av. Aldonza Manrique, Pampatar, Nueva Esparta) – this is popular pizzería for both locals and Budget tourists. Prices are reasonable, and the quality of the pizzas served here is well-rated by visitors on travel sites like TripAdvisor.
Bus – the bus system that operates on Margarita Island is supposed to be public. In practice, the buses are independently owned (right down to the individualized paint job that each bus displays). Also, visiting foreigners need to be familiar with the geography of Margarita Island, in order to determine which buses to take (and […]
Casa Caranta (Casco Histórico de Pampatar, Pampatar) – tourists rave about this restaurant, which serves meals with both Italian and Venezuelan influences. The ambiance alone is a crowd-pleaser (and is attractively decorated with local artwork). There’s often live music during the evenings.
Portarossa (Calle Joaquín Maneiro, Pampatar) – for those who prefer brick oven pizza (with finer quality ingredients), this is the restaurant for such pizza fanatics. Along with that, Portarossa serves a dish not found anywhere else: “Cestino di Pizza con Polpetta Alla Napoletana” (which is a basket made of pizza dough with Neapolitan Meatballs and […]
La Casa de Esther (Pedro Gonzalez) – as the name suggests, this is a family-run restaurant favored by many locals there. The Venezuelan dishes favored here are Asado Negro” and Bollo Navideño. This restaurant also gets points for its good service.
El Remo (Avenida 4 de Mayo, Porlamar) – this is a favored restaurant in Porlamar for those who like seafood (from lobsters to grilled fish) and seafood-enhanced dishes like paella.
El Rancho de Pablo (Av. Raúl Leoni, Porlamar) – given its seaside location, seafood is a no-brainer here. Grilled lobster, halibut, mussels with lemon & garlic, and other seafood dishes, along with paella (including portions served with shrimp) are typically served here.