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“Ok view of the city, ok food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant El Girasol

Restaurant El Girasol
Av 1B | Calle 74, Maracaibo, Venezuela
(0261) 792 4422
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Ranked #21 of 72 restaurants in Maracaibo
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Ok view of the city, ok food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

The restaurant is a unique experience since it rotates on top of the building. Over the two hours that we were there we went around about one and a half times so we got to see the whole city. It was good to do it once but I would not return.... SLOW service, average food.... there are much better restaurants in Maracaibo.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Nyborg, Denmark
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“Nice, but..............”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

Sure, we had to go eat there, to watch the whole city pases by.
The resturant looks "old" - not saying 'rundown" but could use a fresh paint, new carpet - but mostly it looked like something from the early 90's
Could use a newer / fresher look.

The service was great, we had called in advance, and no problem, there was a tabel waiting - no need for that, since only 1/3 of the resturant had people.
We aksed for a red wine and the "head waiter" came with a nice Shiraz, so that was okay - aldo he wassent sure of the price, since it was not on the wine list!
A "ensalada parma" with "jamon serano, parma cheese and so on..... well, we had 3 small slices of jamon and a few cuts of parma cheese, not starting out so great. Should have been more jamon... specialy if the sell the ensalda with jamon...

We choose a risotto sicilana, was quiet good, then came dessert! Limon pie / pie de limon - nice, but way to accid.

The piano guy played about 30-40 min and then took a long break.... we did not see him the last 30 min.

all in all, a nice place to see the city by night/day - but don't go there for the food.
Take it as a seightseeing, if your in town.

we spend 640 BsF, 3 pers - shared salad, 3 main dishes, 3 desserts, 2 long island tea's and wine.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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