We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurant Punto Criollo

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Igualdad 19, Porlamar, Margarita Island 6301, Venezuela
(0295) 263 6745
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

190 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 15: English reviews
Porlamar, Venezuela
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amonst us locals, it is rated as one of the best restaurants in Porlamar.. As a consequence it does get very busy at lunchtimes.. No need to book ..Just try to turn up early Most of the staff have worked there for years ,which is also a good sign All dishes are well cooked and portions are large.. I always... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alan W
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant offers you Venezuelan food, very affordable and good choices for food. It can be busy at midday, you have to be patient. The place is in downtown, near Plaza Bolivar. I recommend the Pabellon Criollo and Pastel de Chucho, plenty choices for fresh fruit juices.

Helpful?
Thank munkisour
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was terrible! I ask for a pasta bolognese and the beef was PUTRID. It was a fly inside. I informed the situation to the owner and I was insulted! Please think about this before eating there!

Helpful?
Thank Jesus Q
Paris, France
Level Contributor
251 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The grilled and seared sirloin steak I had I can almost taste now as I write!! to die for!! Expensive but you get what you pay for. The full bodied red was so nice I had two bottles.

Helpful?
Thank fox555
Porlamar, Venezuela
Level Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Moderately priced food and good service, something you do not get in many places in Venezuela and should be highly appreciated... this restaurant is run by the same management as "El Remo" and "Lugar de Encuentro" on 4 de mayo in Porlamar, which can all be recommended. If you don't like the busy and loud atmosphere, you shouldn't go to... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lothar F
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you are after one of the best Fish soups in the island, go there. Trully good. I only rate it a 3 since the drink was not the best I had. Service is good, a little busy at times but they are excellent and efficient.

Helpful?
1 Thank CEMF13
Purley, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
245 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I have visited this place since I was 4 years old when we went to Venezuela annually and we would always go about 6 times every December. The place is air conditioned to high hell, it is ALWAYS packed. For a reason. The waiters are always great with people despite being busy, bread is always on the table straight away... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Carlos_Yabrudy
Penticton, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

After reading all the great reviews we thought we would try it out. The staff is really tremendous and completely unlike every where else on the island; they actually hustle and very quickly. The buzz in the restaurant is fantastic. The food looked great as we stood at the back waiting for a table. You would think it would make... More 

Helpful?
Thank elroyjetson40
Trinidad
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This restaurant has been around for a long time now, I have been eating there for the past 28 years. The restaurant has change ownership but their food never change in taste and flavour. Each time I visit Margarita I just have to eat at that restaurant . If you go there at lunch time you may have to wait... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank acklima
tobago
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Plenty delicious food for a little bit of money. It was so much that we had to take it back to the Hotel

Helpful?
Thank sylvia m

Travelers who viewed Restaurant Punto Criollo also viewed

Pedro Gonzales, Margarita Island
Porlamar, Margarita Island
 
Porlamar, Margarita Island
 
Pampatar, Margarita Island
Porlamar, Margarita Island
 

Been to Restaurant Punto Criollo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Soups, Venezuelan, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Igualdad 19, Porlamar, Margarita Island 6301, Venezuela
  • Location: South America  >  Venezuela  >  Insular Region  >  Coastal Islands  >  Margarita Island  >  Porlamar
  • Phone Number: (0295) 263 6745

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Restaurant Punto Criollo and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Restaurant Punto Criollo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?