Top 5 Restaurants for Venezuelan Food in NYC

21 Oct Top 5 Restaurants for Venezuelan Food in NYC

Venezuelan food is diverse and wonderfully flavorful. While plenty of food carts offer Venezuelan fare, perhaps you aren’t in the mood to eat outside. There are lots of Venezuelan restaurants in NYC, but how to choose? We’ve got the list for you when you want the best Venezuelan Food in NYC!

Popular Venezuelan Cuisine

Top 5 Restaurants for Venezuelan Food in NYC - Birthday Bottle ServiceNever tried Venezuelan Cuisine? If not, you’re in for a real treat! Here are some of the most popular dishes which you’ll find at most Venezuelan Restaurants in NYC.

  • Arepas are by far the most popular street food, being similar to sandwiches. They are baked, grilled, or fried, and stuffed with plenty of delicious fillings. Every restaurant has their own unique version.
  • Cachapas resemble pancakes, and are usually filled with soft white cheese and folded over. These breakfast foods can be served with a side of cream and jam, or fried pork.
  • Pabellón Criollo is considered by many to be Venezuela’s national dish. It traditionally features shredded beef, black beans, rice, and fried plantains.
  • Tachuchos, Empanadas,  and Pepitos are also common dishes you’ll find on many menus.

Any Venezuelan restaurant will spoil you for choice on the variety of dishes available, so be bold and try something new!

The List: Best Venezuelan Food in NYC

“Enough talking about Venezuelan food – get me to a restaurant,” you’re probably saying! NYC has plenty of restaurants to choose from. Here are some of the best.

Patacon Pisao NYC

Patacon Pisao is a highly acclaimed Venezuelan restaurant best known for the use of plantains in their food, particularly in their green plantain sandwiches. They have two locations – 202 Street, New York between 9th and 10th Avenue, and 85-22 Grand Avenue in Queens.

Caracas Arepa Bar

As the name suggests, Arepas are the specialty at Caracas Arepa Bar. They have two locations in NYC. Their Manhattan location is smaller, and is recommended for smaller groups. Their Brooklyn location is much more spacious, and features more than 30 types of rum from the Caribbean.

El Cocotero

El Cocotero is a colorful and cheerful cafe at 228 W 18th St. They specialize in arepas, and have an extensive menu featuring an all-day breakfast.

Arepera Guacuco

Arepera Guacuco is located in Brooklyn at 44 Irving Ave. Their menu features arepas as well as empanadas and much more.

Once you’re done with dinner, the night is still young. That’s when it’s time to check out…

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