Gastronomic and Restaurants Tips
The war of the cazones
Two are the positions of turnovers that are located in the Great
Roque. For that reason it is question of honor for the "
empanaderas " to win more followers for their season, for what
you/they live in continuous conflict among the scents and flavors of
the cazón, the shellfish like the tripa'e pearl, the octopus and
until the lobster, when it is season of fishing of this crustacean.
As it is known, this she/he goes from the first of November to April
of every year 30, and as much the local authorities as the same
roqueños veil because the prohibited of this specimen is respected
that sustains great part of the economy of the region.
Armando Scanonne pointed out in this respect that although the
lobster was very abundant in our coast, at the moment you/he/she is
alone in Los Roques ones, in The Witness, and in other places of
little importance for her scarce population. Still worse it is the
case of the quigua and the botuto, other fineness of our seas,
forbidden today their fishing for their population's dramatic
decrease". contrary to the lobster, the fishing of the botuto,
a giant snail of meat very appreciated between the fishermen and
lovers of the fruits of the sea, it is in prohibited for 10 years.
As for the turnovers, degustar will surely be preferred to pleasure
the two options, the one that offer The Siren, a margariteña of
pure stump, and of Agripina, with the certainty that none of them
will disappoint the palate or the pocket.
The new miscegenation
It is undeniable the European influence in this archipelago, where
as well as they mix the blue and green, they converge and they are
amalgamated in the vents the spices, the hands and the knowledge of
the oriental coast with the old continent.
"I came for some days and I stayed 14 years", an innkeeper
says, and, as well as her, hundred of Italian or French were
captivated of the magic roqueña to desist completely of furrowing
other seas that are not those that water Los Roques ones.
With that impronta, it is not of missing that in the inns and
sailing ships the food varies according to the influence of the
owners and taken charge. In occasions, the menu strolls between the
local thing and the mediterranean thing with an astounding easiness
and it stops the diners' delight, it doesn't care its origin. This
way, a breakfast can be conformed, at the same time, for the
traditional round maize loaves with its morning accompaniment (eggs,
fish, cheese and ham), as of crepés with exquisite marmalades of
distant origin. They are located, of course, the most extreme
options in this letter of influences. Zoila, a roqueña and
confirmed defender of their terruño, would never give their vents
to another mixture that it is not the one that is forged with pure
It is their case, as well as the one of most of the regents of roqueños
inns, for what is a suggestion of rigor to lean for one of them if
what is wanted is degustar to fullness of a very Creole menu. In the
other end some inns of Italian owners are located, where the options
of food are generally quite international. And if they are still
doubts of how appreciated it is the local gastronomy, be enough to
mention that it doesn't lack who takes an alone airplane to give a
gift to the palate in Los Roques ones.
It is at least what happens to chef Carlos Sernaglia, Venezuelan
that surrendered to the beauty of the sea roqueño and all the
delights that he harbors, transforming them in true delights with
their prodigious hands, very well trained in diverse restaurants of
the world, but especially in Italy. Their carpaccio of eggplants is
a dish worthy of any table gourmet, in the warm atmosphere of the
restaurant of the inn Watercolor.
As requested (Restaurants)
- Aquarena: located in Los Roques entrance of the Great one, this
restaurant, with a stupendous view of the sea, offers a variety of
appetizers, appetizers, sándwiches, pastas, salads, desserts and
other delights. Although the food is not all the autochthonous one
that one hopes to find, it is of the best options in the island,
especially in the nights, when it is more difficult to move to other
points. They also prepare you dig beach.
- Casamarina: this fabulous restaurant is located in the key
Francisquí, in the well-known sector as The pool". There,
besides offering the service full day, they have a pleasing
atmosphere for degustar a menu that includes fish of the day,
boiled, salads, soups and, if it is season, lobster in all its
presentations, inclusive in turnovers.
- The Hidden Bar: to arrive until him it is necessary to walk enough
for the bank, inclusive beyond the courts, for what their name is
really appropriate. When being arrived she/he finds a welcoming,
small but pleasing place, assisted by their owners, of Italian
origin. For that reason the specialty, of the kitchen is
mediterranean, although they prepare lobster to take advantage of
that dish. The recommendation of rigor for this place is to prove
- The Jetty: this great one local that receives their name to be
located in Los Roques main jetty of the Great one, it is the
restaurant where all the visitors of the archipelago are provided
that choose the inns or packages of Aereotuy. The packages include
three daily foods but the plans can vary according to the pleasure
and the diner's readiness.
- Inn-restaurant The Song of the Whale: with a welcoming atmosphere,
this place is the encounter point of those who decide to not give
way to the fatigue product of the morning activity and they decide
to dive, this time in the night roqueña. The music is pleasing and
also the view, because they are located on the beach. As restaurant
it is also good option.
-the Chuchera: this place has a varied menu that includes from quick
food, as hamburgers, hot dogs and pizzas, until succulent lunches
with the help of fish of the day and pastas, among other options.
She/he opens up the whole day and it is one of the places to eat
more wide of the Great Roque. It is assisted by their owner, Pedro Díaz,
young venturesome who predicts new progresses in the place, since
wait that this it is a place of having forced stop for the night
- Bora the Sea: welcoming coffee-restaurant, on the beach. It is
located passing the church. There, in full conjunction of the light
of the candles, the stars and the moon, any veiled one is
interesting and relajante.
-restaurant of the Posada Acuarela: beside the Posada Acuarela their
small restaurant is located, with awnings and seats in the sand; in
that small space, welcoming and very intimate, Carlos Sernaglia,
young chef, formed in Italy, gives life to his culinary arts