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“Too expensive and not so good fish”
Review of La Castanuela

La Castanuela
Ranked #39 of 630 Restaurants in Caracas
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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 chose cod fish in this restaurant.

Thank Flavio d
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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 for 1 $ ), you can afford it.
I know this place for more than 20 years. It has gone down - in quality , in service
and in clients social class. A pity.

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Thank DIETER W
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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
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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! The octopus was too soft, either over cookd or a tad not fresh! The grilled shrimps and squid, were missing taste, season, and power... They were much better back in the times! Still nice to be back and remember good old days!

Thank Jacques R
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Reviewed 11 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
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