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El Fondeadero

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La Caranta, Pampatar, Margarita Island, Venezuela
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average food. Terrible Service.

I decided to give this place a second try after having been fairly unimpressed with it when I visited the island last July. It should have been a first and last visit but I'm a slow learner. There are so many staff here that it's ridiculous, but yet they all seem to ignore the clients! No one... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Andrew M
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I decided to give this place a second try after having been fairly unimpressed with it when I visited the island last July. It should have been a first and last visit but I'm a slow learner. There are so many staff here that it's ridiculous, but yet they all seem to ignore the clients! No one wants to do... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great location on the water's edge and nice mid-range decor. Extensive menu available though selection of beers was underwhelming, though plenty of spirits available. Seafood Paella was pretty good though they skimped on the seafood content and it quickly became a mountain of rice. Caesar salad was great. The other dishes I saw throughout the place looked very nice though... More 

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Tehran
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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

the food was great. try the fish: dorado the best! but mero & siera are good as well. toilets are really clean but too cold! the service is really slow and they may forget that you ordered something. priced are reasonable. but they charged us for an extra plate for taking some fish to the hotel for my baby who... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

After two weeks at a resort, a friend took us to this place where we tried some traditional Venezuelan food. One was like a lasagne with sting ray - absolutely lovely.

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Miami
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136 reviews 136 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

We ate at the one in Pampatar, they have a new location at Centro Comercial La Vela

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

I am fairly easy going and can always enjoy myself in a restaurant. But as there is not much written in English, I figured I would write a few comments. Overall, it was not bad. There was a great guitar player and the people were drinking (it was a Saturday). That is the good part. Overall, the service was slow.... More 

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Toronto
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90 reviews 90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2011

Everyone in Margarita recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. There were no English menus but one sort of English speaking waiter. We had a steak which was described simply as Churasco (which I thought was chicken) and it was inexpensive and fantastic. The reviewer who said the bathrooms were amazing was completely right. There are actually three parts... More 

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Wrocław
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2011

Right from the entrance welcomed us Chivas girls - very beautiful woman in Chivas (popular whisky) branding clothes. Usually I do not eat seafood. The waiter brought the chef, who showed me the delights of water. The dish was delicious. I drank of course Chivas and my wife drank wine. Atmosphere was nice and service was super. In the toilet... More 

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Plymouth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

Great Food, Seafood, Steak, Soup, Must Try The (tierra y Mar) Dish Its (Land &Sea).. Great Staff, Great Service. The Best Scenery & Set Up Its Gorgous! Top Selling Of Chivas Regal In The World! Always Full Its One Of The #1 Places For All Residents. They have Entertainment At Night. Great For All Ocasions,,,, Beachfront...

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Devon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

Worth a visit just to see the Chivas Girls. Meals there are really nice, and I will be back there again in SeptembeThe Onion soup is fantastic!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Caranta, Pampatar, Margarita Island, Venezuela
  • Location: South America  >  Venezuela  >  Insular Region  >  Coastal Islands  >  Margarita Island  >  Pampatar

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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