Venezuelans enjoy a cuisine with a rich regional diversity and influences ranging from Spanish and Italian to African and indigenous. The people of Venezuela are meat lovers. Beef is especially popular, although fish and seafood are common along the long Caribbean coast. Arepas, small cornmeal patties, are a common snack and are grilled or baked and stuffed with all kinds of tasty fillings.
Typical Venezuelan Dishes
Try these recipes from Venezuela.
(Latin savory stuffed pastries)
(Venezuelan shredded beef with beans, rice and plantains)
(Venezuelan fresh corn pancakes)
(Venezuelan ham, raisin and olive bread)
(Latin American cassava fries)
(Venezuelan spicy avocado salsa)
(Venezuelan scrambled eggs)
(Venezuelan coconut cream cake)
(Venezuelan creamy rum beverage; see Coquito recipe variations)
(Latin American fried plantains; see Tostones recipe)