What to eat in Barichara
Hormigas culonas (fat-bottomed ants) are a culinary tradition in Barichara. Other regional dishes include mute (a thick grain soup), goat, and corn arepas.
The hormiga culona comes out of the earth once a year, when it is trapped, roasted, and seasoned with salt. There are two monuments dedicated to these ants in Barichara—that’s how important they are to the region.
This rice dish is prepared in several ways: with shrimp, chorizo, chipi chipi (a small local clam), and more.Arroz con todoA wide variety of flavors
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?
Restaurants around Barichara square serve traditional Santander and Colombian food. Some boutique hotels in the area offer haute cuisine.