Some traditional Venezuelan dishes
A plain fried corn pancake. They are filled with almost
anything, including eggs and tomato for breakfast, beef,
chicken, ham, sausage, shrimp, cheese, salad and even
Deep-fried cornmeal turnover filled with chicken, ham,
cheese, fish (baby shark included) or meat.
Hot croissant filled with chopped ham and or cheese.
Thick, slightly sweet pancake made with maize and served
with mozzarella-type cheese (queso guayanesa).
Traditional christmas dish made from chopped beef, pork
and chicken with green peppers, onion, garlic, tomatoes,
raisins, olives and various herbs and spices all mixed
into maize dough. It is then wrapped in banana leaves
Venezuela’s national dish, consisting of shredded
beef, black beans (caraotas negras) and cheese, served
with fried plantain (cooking banana) and rice.
Fresh fruit juices are readily available, as are batidos,
a thicker juice, and milkshakes (merengada).
Sugar cane juice with lemon (papelón con limón)
and fresh coconut milk are also on offer. Beer is ubiquitous,
and the most popular brand is Polar. Rum, the commonly
found spirit, comes in several varieties and is mixed
with coke to make Cuba Libre, a favourite drink amongst
Coffee is domestically produced in Venezuela and is
the most common hot beverage. It is always offered to
visitors as a welcome drink.