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Restaurant El Girasol

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Av 1B | Calle 74, Maracaibo, Venezuela
+58 261-7924422
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love rhis place because you can see the whole city, also it's very secure and the food is very food.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

The novelty is that this is a revolving restaurant which offers nice views of the lake and this part of the city, you'd probably have to be there for about three hours full a rotation. It's a smart, nicely presented restaurant. The kitchen is open and central where the chefs, like the servers, are dressed for the part and seem... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

The ambiance is lovely, but definitely disrupted by the poor service (almost reminiscent of novices) and the below average food. Fish is not a great idea (overcooked is an understatement) and the pasta was just a huge disappointment. Dessert had its ups and downs - skip the almond cake. Killer Bloody Mary, though.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 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... More 

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Nyborg, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 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,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
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Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av 1B | Calle 74, Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • Location: South America  >  Venezuela  >  Zulian Region  >  Maracaibo
  • Phone Number: +58 261-7924422

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