Buen provecho: These 15 mighty independent Venezuelan restaurants will awaken your taste buds

by Carrie Bradon | Jul. 10, 2018, 4:56pm |

Denver has quite a few restaurants that serve up Arepas, as well as other Venezuelan staples.

Whether you have Latin blood or not, there's no arguing when it comes to cuisine: Latin Americans know how to eat and how to prepare delicious meals. Whether you're a fan of maduros with your Cuban coffee or a cheesy empanada, there is something for everyone in Latin America. 

One of the most popular meals in Colombia and Venezuela, however, is a savory corn bread that is as tasty as it is dense. Packed with meat, vegetables, cheese... you name it, these delicious Arepas have become popular around the world. Denver has quite a few restaurants that serve up Arepas, as well as other Venezuelan staples, including plenty of meat and rice. 

Here are 15 mighty, independent Venezuelan restaurants that you won't want to miss. 

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Quiero Arepas

3200 Pecos St., Denver, CO 80211
(720) 432-4205
Quiero Arepas has a great selection of delicious and gluten-free Arepas, which are typical Venezuelan fare.

Empanada Express Grill

4301 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO 80212
(303) 955-8362
Empanadas are found in many Latin American countries, including Venezuela.

Arepas House

Serving Denver and the Surrounding Area
(720) 744-0173
Arepas from this food truck are to die for!

Los Parceros

5922 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80220
(720) 436-4581
Los Parceros specializes in both Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine.

Civic Center Eats

1560 Broadway, Denver, CO 80204
(303) 861-4633
Civic Center Eats is a multicultural dining experience offering flavors from far and near.

La Chiva

1417 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
(720) 389-9847
La Chiva offers empanadas and Arepas, both Venezuelan specialties.

Candela Latin Kitchen

1691 Central St., Denver, CO 80211
(303) 477-4582
Candela Latin Kitchen has a little of every Latin American cuisine.

Freddy's Cuisine

Denver, CO 80203
(720) 937-5442
Though the name doesn't exude Latin America, Freddy's Cuisine offers delicious Arepas.


24 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
(720) 550-7267
Leña offers Latin American flavors that you will find delicious.

Cuba Cuba Cafe & Bar

1173 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204
(303) 605-2822
Though this restaurant is a Cuban one, they do offer the Venezuelan staple of Arepas.

Work & Class

2500 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205
(303) 292-0700
Work & Class is a lovely Latin American restaurant where you can find your favorite new flavors.

Cafe Brazil

4408 Lowell Blvd., Denver, CO 80211
(303) 480-1877
Despite the name of this restaurant, they actually serve up flavors from more countries than just Brazil.

Señor Bear

3301 Tejon St., Denver, CO 80211
(720) 572-5997
Señor Bear is a Latin American restaurant where you can enjoy some fine dining, inspired by the southern continent.

Marie Empanada

1298 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80210
(303) 934-2221
Empanadas are typically filled with meat and cheese, but you'll find some fun new flavors here.

Que Bueno Suerte

1518 S. Pearl St,, Denver, CO 80210
(720) 642-7322
Que Bueno Suerte has delicious foodie takes on Latin American fare.

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