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
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 local ingredients.
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 cocktails.
- 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 entertainment.
- 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