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MasterChef Contestant Dalia Alhadef’s eatery serves up Venezuelan street food.

This Venezuelan hot-spot comes straight from the kitchen of Dalia Alhadef, the MasterChef contestant who introduced viewers to the well-loved Arepa, a light and airy pita-shaped flatbread made of ground-maize dough and filled with cheese, avocado and other fillings. At Totuma, you’ll find the “Pabellón” version—succulent, slow-cooked threads of meat in a pepper sauce with black beans, salty cheese and sweet caramelized slices of plantains (a starchy, savory version of bananas often used to make fries), or the “Colombiana”—ground meat with tomato, onion, garlic sauce and chorizo. The thinly-sliced plantain fries come with a Guasacaca salsa (aka Venezuelan guacamole) and a black bean dip. A must-try are the empanadas, made of a light corn texture along with a nice glass of Chicha (a thick beverage that is a cross between a rice pudding drink and a milkshake, garnished with a touch of cinnamon).


Venue name: Totuma
Address: 265 Dizengoff St
Tel Aviv

Opening hours: Sun-Thu 17:00-23:55, Fri-Sat 11:00-23:55
Price: Dinner for two (including drinks): around NIS 200

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