New Restaurant 'Hallacas' Brings More Venezuelan Flavor Uptown
INWOOD — Upper Manhattan is having a love affair with Venezuelan food.
The longtime culinary land of Dominican fare is gaining competition as the South American food fast becomes a favorite through Washington Heights and Inwood, featuring newcomer Hallacas at 253 Sherman Avenue, between Isham and W. 207th streets, as its latest star.
It’s "natural," head chef Josefina Errante said in Spanish, explaining that Venezuela is a seaside country and is home to a people who represent a melting pot of ethnicities but share a common food culture.
Fried green plantains, rice and beans with stewed meats, and the hallaca, the store’s namesake, a food normally served during the holidays, all find a home on traditional Venezuelan menus.
Read more about the Venezuelan food on Sherman Avenue at DNAinfo.com.