What to eat in Socorro
Hormigas culonas (ants) are a traditional food in El Socorro and Santander. You can also try mute soup here (a thick soup made of grains), as well as goat meat and arepas de maiz (a traditional biscuit).
Hormigas culonas (ants) come out of the earth once a year and are caught. They are roasted and salted. Just as is the case throughout the Santander region, you won't want to miss the taste of the region's specially aged meat.
Mute is a suit which contains meat from the pig's head, the hooves of beef and pork ribs which are all chopped into small pieces: white maize and potatoes, among other ingredients.MuteA powerful soup
This guava paste jelly is famous in the town of Vélez.Veleño jellyCandy from the land
The meat is seasoned with salt, spices, and sometimes panela and dried in the sun for a couple of days.Oreada meatCook meat the Santander way
Goat entrails and blood sit on a bed of rice in this dish, seasoned with powdered seeds, spices, and breadcrumbs, among other ingredients.PepitoriaBrave this unique Santander tradition
WHERE TO EAT?
En El Socorro funcionan restaurantes donde se consiguen buenos platos tradicionales de la cocina santandereana. No faltan sitios en los que se prueba comida internacional.