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“Pastelistos” is a Spanish word that translates to “small pastries” or “little pies.” In Venezuelan cuisine, pastelistos refer to small, savory pastries typically filled with various ingredients such as meat, cheese, or seafood. They are a popular snack or appetizer enjoyed in Venezuela and other Latin American countries.

Here are a few to try at PasteListos of Palm Springs;


Empanadas are a popular snack or appetizer in Venezuela. They consist of a thin pastry dough filled with various savory ingredients such as shredded beef, cheese, chicken, or black beans. The filling is seasoned with spices like cumin and paprika before being enclosed in the dough and fried until golden and crispy.

Selections include beef, chicken, and cheese. For vegan, order the chickpea or lentil empanadas.


Similar to empanadas, pastelitos are small pastries made from a thin dough that is filled with savory ingredients. However, pastelitos are smaller in size and often have a flakier crust. They can be filled with a variety of ingredients such as cheese, meat, or seafood. Pastelitos are commonly served as appetizers or snacks and are enjoyed throughout Venezuela.

PasteListos offers savory and sweet.  For savory, enjoy beef, ham & cheese, or pizza pepperoni. For sweet try to guava & cheeese, apple, or blueberry.


Patacones are a type of savory snack or side dish made from green plantains. The plantains are sliced and fried until they are crispy and golden brown. After frying, the plantain slices are typically flattened and then fried again until they are crispy on both sides. Patacones are topped with shredded beef, chicken, pork, or grilled cheese.


Arepas are a staple food in Venezuelan cuisine. They are made from ground maize dough or precooked maize flour, which is formed into a patty and then grilled, baked, or fried. Arepas can be eaten plain or filled with a variety of ingredients such as beef, cheese, pork, avocado, or chicken.


Tequeños are a popular Venezuelan appetizer or finger food. They consist of sticks of cheese wrapped in a thin layer of dough and then fried until golden and crispy. The cheese used in tequeños is a soft, mild cheese.

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