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El Fondeadero

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La Caranta, Pampatar, Margarita Island, Venezuela
02952671526
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • 11
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
try fish dorado!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2013
maria A
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Tehran
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Such a beautiful restaurant with intricate details and a friendly service not to mention the mouth watering food that sealed the deal to the trip to Margarita. It was the best dish of the trip!

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Caracas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I really don't like this place, it has too much noise and the food is regular and the price is not low, so trust me there are a lot of better places to eat around. I won't come back.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It is a place I go every time I travel to Margarita Island. Excellente location and view.It is a little noisy and a favorite for locals. It has TV all over the place and a very friendly bar. During my last visit I was aware of the problems restaurants in Venezuela are having because of economical situation that makes difficult... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 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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Dallas, Texas
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: La Caranta, Pampatar, Margarita Island, Venezuela
  • Location: South America  >  Venezuela  >  Insular Region  >  Coastal Islands  >  Margarita Island  >  Pampatar
  • Phone Number: 02952671526

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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