I loved this place. I have eaten at El Portan twice, once for lunch and once for dinner, and find the food both interesting and delicious. That's really something coming from me because I am not very adventuresome when it comes to food. The owner, Jose, takes time to come around and explain a little about the food and is very welcoming. He had us try a sampler plate so we could experience a variety of Venezuelian dishes. It was all good. You can also bring your own wine and they don't even charge you a corkage fee. I really like the family approach to this establishment. The restaurant is not flashy but I would highly recommend people give it a whirl.