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La Castanuela

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Calle Trinidad con calle Paris. Las Mercedes., Caracas, Venezuela
+58 212-9926668
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Excellent Paella and Seafood. Great Sangria. Superb Service. A good place to enjoy lunch or dinner in Caracas!

Thank gdienemann
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Restaurant has a good selection of sea food and fish, but the suggestion of the maitre on a Cod Fish was just terrible. The cod was served with a lot of skin and bones and too much sauce. Sine the payment was made with an international credit card just this fish had a price of $80.00 (eighty dollars). Do not... More 

Thank Flavio d
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Castañuela in Caracas is to meet people, have a drink. Before it was a place for selected people; n ow you can find mostly people from the government political party. No atmosphere anymore. It is expensive for Venezuelans - only people from Chavez party can afford it. If you change US $ at the black market rate ( Bs 800... More 

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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Love Castanuela, their octopus stew and cappacio are my favorites just as done in Mexico. Very good lobster when in season and absolutely love the complimentary fish tea!

Thank Sherryann33Caracas
Miami, Florida
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752 reviews
557 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Have not been here for several years... This was one of the "old" Spanish restaurants in Caracas. Service is pretty good and they have enough staff. The place is clean and restrooms are also quite clean!valet prking and well located in Las Mercedes District. Now food... Here is where things changed. Our empnada gallega was heated in a microwave! Unacceptable!... More 

Thank Jacques R
Miami, Florida
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

the arroz a la marinera is no longer as good. tocinillo continues to be delicious. looks like it is now the current new rich politicians place to gather, as it is tremendously expensive.

Thank Lidubina
Caracas, Venezuela
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I ordered the seafood rice before leaving home to the restaurant, so arriving half an hour later and sit at the table, I just waited ten minutes to enjoy it. Upon arrival I ordered Galician octopus, bread with garlic and white wine sangria. Dessert cheese. Espresso. Execelente quality and quantity. Busy but friendly atmosphere. Acceptable prices.

Thank Julio C
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2015

First time at La Catanuela and like many such experiences it was a little awkward. The timing was off, Good Friday with every restaurant booked heavily, but we got in early - 6.00. However this wasn't early enough and we were shown to the cavernous second floor (the function room) which lacked aplenty in decor and atmosphere (downstairs was kicking!).... More 

Thank Nogga1968
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

This is definietly one of the best restaurants in Caracas. It is pricey, but the food and ambience are just exquisite. Service is also quite good, which is not all that common in Venezuela.

Thank Classys2014
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

I have been there during my business trip with colleagues. The sea food soup (sopa de mariscos) was amazing, as well as churasco de mero with garlic sauce. Unfortunately they did not have lobster that date, I understood it was a very popular. We also drank white wine - trio, Chardonnay was brilliant. Recommended for visiting!

Thank Anna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Seafood, Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Trinidad con calle Paris. Las Mercedes., Caracas, Venezuela
  • Location: South America  >  Venezuela  >  Capital Region  >  Caracas
  • Phone Number: +58 212-9926668

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?