Fried corn stuffed with strong and tasty fillings. It's forbidden to leave Caracas without eating an arepa.
The Venezuelan dish par excellence.
One of Venezuela's justifiably best known contributions to international cuisine, arepas are round, fried-cornmeal flatbreads eaten both for breakfast and accompanying dishes in other meals. Most often they have some kind of filling, and come in dozens of varieties. Popular examples include reina pepiada, filled with chicken, avocado, and mayonnaise, and pelua, with ground beef and cheese. They're served in virtually all restaurants, but in addition you'll find eateries specialising in them, called areperas, usually open daily for takeaway or eating on site well into the wee hours (and some 24/7).