Apr 8, 2024 - Things to Do

The Venezuelan restaurant you have to try: Con Salsa

A picture of two cachapas with cheese in two separate white containers, an empanada on the bottom left and 5 tequeños on the bottom right.

Two cachapas, an empanada with carne mechada and tequeños. Photo: Sabrina Moreno/Axios

👋🏼 Your neighborhood Venezuelan here. One thing about me? If there's a Venezuelan restaurant, I'm going to find it.

Today I'm taking you to Con Salsa, which serves Venezuelan street food at 3016 Mountain Road in Henrico.

  • You can find where its food truck is here.

My recommendations:

  • An empanada with carne mechada (think shredded beef but better), $5.
  • Cachapas (a half-moon sweet corn pancake stuffed with queso de mano, a white Venezuelan soft cheese), $16.
  • Tequeños (fried cheese sticks wrapped in dough. No they are not mozzarella sticks, I swear), four for $11.

Pro tip: Cachapas are $5 off on Tuesdays.

Other Venezuelan restaurant favorites:

If you need any more convincing, check out this TikTok of influencer Quen Blackwell trying Venezuelan food for the first time.

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