In Caracas, Lasserre is synonymous with delicious traditional French food. Founded in the 1950s, it has a classic stylish charm and a sophisticated atmosphere. This upscale restaurant offers tasty cuisine and friendly service, creating a loyal clientele. Pair your meal with a glass of wine since Lasserre has an impressive wine selection. If you’re not sure what to order ask the knowledgeable staff.
This bar is a model of constancy and quality. The passing of time has not affected the quality of this spot, which has not yielded to the pressure of the latest trends and has defended the best jazz in the city, come what may. Well deserved are its numerous, loyal customers. You may also enjoy its warm atmosphere and its comfortable sofas, while half closing your eyes and enclosing yourself in the notes of a vocalist, a vibraphone, a bossa nova or a Dixieland sound. An international menu, which is not its main appeal, covers culinary demands, while national and imported liquors of highest quality serve as worthy company for the excellent music and a good Havana cigar.
Le Gourmet has both defenders and opponents, and both help make its presence felt in the world of Caracas gastronomy. The restaurant is classic French, with a dynamism all of its own. This, together with its regal presentation, makes it a special place. Located in the Tamanaco Inter-Continental hotel, the restaurant attracts a mixture of locals and travelers. Piano and violin accompaniment add to the classical and refined atmosphere. There is great elegance in its decoration and service, which creates an atmosphere of exquisite tranquility that is quite conducive to fine eating. Le Gourmet is quite possibly the most elegant restaurant in Caracas at present.
As its name suggests, this establishment has a jungle theme, perhaps inspired by the Avila mountain at whose foot the restaurant is located. No other restaurant in Caracas unites so many exotic elements, from parrots and macaws moving throughout the exuberant tropical vegetation to the bows and arrows mounted on the walls. One might expect the waiters to dress like Tarzan, but things don't go that far. Terraces at different levels permit the enjoyment of nature. Venezuelan entrees include the national dish, pabellón criollo, camarones combinados con frutas (squid combined with fruit), and pastel de tortuga (turtle pie). The menu also features European cuisine and a children's menu.
Mamma Mia is located within one of the areas in the capital most saturated with restaurants, yet it still manages to stand out from the crowd. It is not an easy task to foresee what decoration one will encounter on arrival, since it has been refurbished four times to date. Currently, it offers vast open spaces, with brick and lush shades of green. It's a different combination and agreeable, if rather pretentious. It also offers some tables outside. The food is totally conventional Italian. The most outstanding dishes are the pizzas baked in a wood-fired, special oven and the risotto. The types of risotto dishes featured on the menu change each week, offering varieties with salmon, mushrooms and other equally refined combinations. They offer food to take away too.
You will be able to spot this café when you first arrive at the Mercedes area. Despite the name, which is French turned Spanish, this place has nothing to do with Spain or Andalusia. Here, you can have black or white coffee, exquisite cakes and pastries. The cafeteria is divided into two spacious floors painted lilac. Other aspects of the decor include wooden floors and arches decorated with garlands, which gives an understated but elegant atmosphere. This is the kind of place where the young, and sometimes the not so young, like to be seen.
Cacao Venezuela is a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat at Plaza Bolívar. On the menu you will find a host of delicious sweets, including cakes, pastries and Creole candies, alongside coffee, ice cream and cocoa. Snuggle up on one of the couches inside with a cup of their signature chocolate drink, or grab a seat at one of the tables outside for a view of the splendid square. Live musical performances and the smiling faces all around create an air of celebration that surrounds the cafe. Rich, pure and delicious, a cup of cocoa at Cacao Venezuela is an absolute must for all those who love chocolate.
Located close to educational institutions, the television office, tourist attractions and a few other malls, this particular shop is the perfect place to drop in at any time of the day or night to grab a bite of delicious fast food or to grab a few bags of chips for a late night food run. The eating space in Mix Tienda Trebol D4 c.a. is cozy with small round tables and a food counter. The isles in the mini-market section are packed with all manner of food items ranging from yogurt and bread to corn chips and sodas.
Located close to the Cathedral of Caracas in the historic center of the city, Panaderia Arte Paris, which once used to be a shoe store, is now a bakery which also serves international breakfast and lunch fare such as pizzas, burgers, fajitas and so on. Binge on the finest French pastries, strawberry tarts, chocolate, strudel and more.
This eatery is located on the outskirts of the gastronomic area in Candelaria.
With quaint and unique pieces of contemporary art gracing the walls and family recipes gracing the menu, La Cocina de Francy offers you an experience which is steeped in the local culture. The table cloths with their burlap table cloths and the open brick wall surrounding the entrance adds to the rustic feel of the place.Try out their pelao guayanés which is a chicken stew laced with herbs and olive oil, or the pabellón criollo, a dish of rice, black beans, fried plantains and shredded beef which is considered to be Venezuela’s national dish.
This relaxed cafe in La Candelaria delights with its finely made coffee and convivial atmosphere. Artesano Cafeteria is tastefully done up, with lots of wooden elements, exposed-brick and warm lighting. A chalkboard menu announces the coffee offerings as well as the daily food specials. There's fresh breads, muffins, sandwiches and baked goodies to go with your food. Settle down at one of the tables outside to take in the local atmosphere as you sip on your coffee.