Seek out this unassuming spot on Mucurapo Road and you’ll be rewarded with authentic Venezuelan food in a homey, friendly setting.
All the tasty Venezuelan bites and dishes are on TARYN’S menu – arepas, empanadas, cachapas, pabellon criollo, and more.
Start with the hearty shrimp corn soup, which manages to be light and rich all at once. Cheese empanadas are perfect companions for the soup and if you have space, try the cachapa with shredded pork, plantains and Venezuelan white cheese (it reminds us of feta cheese, just tangier and more solid).
Mornings at TARYN’s are all about coffee (we’re partial to the creamy cafes con leche), arepas stuffed with scrambled eggs, and fresh juice. On our last visit, the juice menu included tamarind, portugal, guava, passion fruit and surprisingly strawberry juice (didn’t know strawberries grew in Venezuela!).
Cuisine – Venezuelan
Address/Phone/Email – # 23 Mucurapo Road, St. James, Trinidad; (868) 622-3989; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serving/Hours – Breakfast & Lunch: Monday – Friday, 7am-5pm; and Saturday 8am-3pm; Closed on Sundays.
Features/Good to Know – Full service (counter and table service); Sells Venezuelan staples like P.A.N. White Cornmeal and also sells bags of coffee including Cafe Bustelo, Cafe Madrid, Cafanca’s Anzoátegui and Cubita.