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The food in Venezuela is generally easy and flavorful. Caracas claims to have a greater variety of restaurants than any other South American city, and it would certainly be a pleasure to try and prove it, even if you failed. Venezuelan cooking has European, indigenous, and African roots - a heterodox cuisine formed over the centuries by immigrants.

Some native dishes:

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  • Pabellon - stewed and shredded meat accompanied by rice, black beans, and banana
  • Hallaca - a traditional Christmas dish.
  • Cachapa - a type of sweet corn pancake served with cheese.
  • Arepas - a type of round cornmeal biscuit.

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