Korean, New Yorker, Vietnamese… The street food from around the world continues to establish itself in the capital. In the 11th district of Paris, rue Alexandre Dumas, Totuma gives us a taste of Venezuelan street-food. Opened in June 2021 by Valentina Palacios, passionate about cuisine from Venezuela, the restaurant is now one of the best addresses in the neighborhood. For less than 10€, you can taste thearepakind of Venezuelan gluten-free kebab.
What is arepa?
In a corn flour pancake, Valentina offers a variety of toppings that should delight everyone: traditional with beef and black beans, French with pork sausage, burger style with chicken and cheddar or even vegetarian. To accompany our dish, there are homemade fruit juices or rum-based cocktails, such as Venezuelan mulleta revisited Moscow Mule.
To start our meal with a dose of cheese, it is with pleasure that we discover the tequeños, donuts with melting cheese or the homemade guacamole, served with cassava chips, sweet potato and plantain banana that will convince even the most complicated palates. And if you want more cheese, you can try the cheese tajadasbaked plantain, for a sweet and savory mix to die for.
Totuma: an invitation to discover Venezuela
In an intimate restaurant with an open kitchen, wooden tables and colors welcome us warmly. On weekends, Valentina also invites us to discover the Venezuelan-style brunch, served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The opportunity to discover a revisited version of Cachapa, a typical Venezuelan dish with pork, salmon or in its vegetarian version, accompanied by homemade pastries and fresh fruit. And to end on a sweet note, we taste the chocolate tequeños, a sweet version of those served as a starter.
Useful information :
Totuma, 17 rue Alexandre Dumas, 75011 Paris
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. non-stop
Available for delivery on Deliveroo
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