The best Venezuelan restaurants in Miami

South Florida has become a new home for most Venezuelans who have immigrated to the United States. With them they brought the culinary customs that distinguish them from the rest of Latin America and thus contribute to the melting pot of cultures that mix in the Magic City.

Although arepa is one of the best known foods, the truth is that this South American country has so much more to offer. From its delicious tequeños, through its tasty cachapas to the art of cooking meat on the grill, Venezuelan cuisine has made its mark around the world.

That’s why we have prepared this list of the best Venezuelan restaurants that promise to launch you into exploring the streets of Caracas without leaving Miami:

Bar Arepa by Doggi

Doggi’s is one of the best known Venezuelan food chains in South Florida thanks to its over 40 arepas combinations.

For starters you can try their mandocas with cream and cheese, margariteños tostones or their rich jo-jo-to served with cream, llanero cheese, butter, tagine, coriander and lime. Among the best-selling arepas is the llanera – filled with rear tip, grilled cheese and homemade chimichurri -, the santa bárbara arepa – filled with churrasco marinated with tomato, avocado and grated white cheese-, in addition to the arepa pavilion – filled with minced meat, fried plantains, black beans and grated white cheese. For non-meat eaters, they also have a vegan arepa stuffed with grilled marinated portobello, green salad, and creamy walnut sauce.

Menu

Direction: 1246 SW 22nd St, Miami, FL 33145

Phone: (305) 854-6869

Program:

puppy friendly: Yup.

Vegetarian options: Yup.

Web page: https://www.eatdoggis.com

Prices: $$

Francisca Charcoal Chicken & Carni Doral

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The Francisca restaurant serves authentic Venezuelan cuisine in a modern family atmosphere. Francesca Facebook restaurant

This modern restaurant promises a delicious dining experience through its authentic Venezuelan dishes.

Start the party with a cachapa stuffed with hand cheese and grated cheese topped with cream. To share they offer Parrilita Francisca, which contains vacuum-cooked meat, pieces of black pudding, pork sausage, and white hallaquitas dipped in coriander aioli.

If you’re looking to try it all, we recommend the Francisca Sample appetizer as it has mandocas, pane bono, empanaditas, tequeños, arepitas, and pork cracklings. As a main dish, the star of the house is its juicy chicken cooked on charcoal which you can accompany with mamposteao rice, congrí, fried yucca or any of the other options to choose from. Accompany your meal with a refreshing coconut lemonade and end the evening with ice cream cones.

Menu

Direction: 10802 NW 58th St, Doral, FL 33178

Phone: (786) 542-1393

Program:

puppy friendly: Yup.

Vegetarian options: Do not.

Web page: https://www.franciscarestaurant.com

Prices: $$

Mr. Cachapa

This food truck may have a small kitchen, but it has a gastronomic heart the size of Venezuela.

Here they serve one of the best cachapas you can find in all of Miami. Try their delicious tequeños and chicken or pork arepas. One of their best-selling combinations is called Mr. Parilla, as it includes wood-fired meat and chorizo, pico de gallo, corn arepitas or cachapas, and tartar sauce. Their friendly staff will welcome you, even offering you samples so you can explore their range of treats before ordering.

You can’t leave without trying its sweet chicha, a traditional rice-based drink that contains condensed milk and cinnamon.

Menu

Direction: 1430 NW 108th Ave # 101-1, Miami, FL 33172

Phone: (305) 903-4181

Program:

puppy friendly: Yup.

Vegetarian options: Yup.

Prices: $

Hereford grid

This restaurant has been conquering the Miamian’s palate for more than 20 years.

Located on the outskirts of Coral Gables, it’s conveniently located near Miami International Airport in case you want to enjoy the good Venezuelan flavor before your next trip.

Enjoy their live music as you sample a succulent barbecue accompanied by yuca al mojo. Try yours too strogonof fillet, chicken mignon or lamb chops. They also have a variety of fresh fish and vegetables prepared every day. For dessert, we recommend a fluffy piece of bienmesabe or a sweet quesillo.

Menu

Direction: 782 NW 42nd Ave # 5, Miami, FL 33126

Phone: (305) 441-6505

Program:

Vegetarian options: Yup.

Web page: http://www.herefordgrillmiami.com

Prices: $$$

Venezuelan cuisine from the grill area

Located in the heart of Wynwood, this food cart serves the highest quality arepas, pepitos and cachapas. Plus, try their signature Caraqueña, a beef burger with chicken or pork served with ham, American cheese, bacon, fried eggs, ketchup and house sauce.

Among their arepas they serve the traditional pepia queen, filled with grated chicken, guacamole and mayonnaise. Also try their exquisite pepito, a French baguette served with grilled chicken, steak, or topped with corn, gouda cheese, and cabbage. Don’t leave without first ordering some crispy fried potatoes accompanied by your choice of grilled chicken or pork.

Menu

Direction: 156 NE 28th St, Miami, FL 33137

Phone: (786) 930-9930

Program:

puppy friendly: Yup.

Vegetarian options: Yup.

Web page: http://www.zonagrill.us

Prices: $

Don Pan international bakery

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Don Pan offers a wide variety of fresh Venezuelan desserts for all types of palates. Creative digital marketing

If what you are looking for is to sweeten your life in Venezuelan style, Don Pan is the ideal pastry shop for you.

With a wide variety of desserts, this chain of establishments is positioned as a favorite option in South Florida. The millefeuille, the fruit tart and the Diplomático, a flan on a sponge cake, are just some of the favorite desserts.

Try its wide variety of breads, including pastries, small pieces of ham, sweet bread, and golfeados. They also serve breakfast and lunch as well as a catering service so you can win over all the guests of your next party with taste.

Menu

Direction: 4179 NW 107th Ave, Doral, FL 33178

Phone: (305) 640-1500

Program:

Vegetarian options: Yup.

Web page: https://www.donpan.com

Prices: $$

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