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Looking to spice up your plate? A new Venezuelan restaurant is open in downtown Myrtle Beach.

For a long time, there has been a need for authentic South American cuisine on the Grand Strand and La Vinotinto Restaurant located in downtown Myrtle Beach.

Within 5 minute drive of Dayton House Resort, located at 403 West Broadway Street. This area of Myrtle Beach is the actual downtown district that is on the up and up.  

If you are visiting and looking for a different flavor for your tastebuds, you will for sure want to check La Vinotinto out.  They offer classic dishes from Venezuela and Colombia, including Pabellón Criollo, a shredded beef, rice and beans dish, and Reina Pepiada, bread filled with chicken and avocado.

The restaurant has an cozy feeling with exposed brick walls, open seating and a nice bar to come by and just grab a drink.  They even have happy hour specials!  You will have to call and check them out.

This unique flavor is bringing some of the best cuisine to the beach. For a long time, there has been a need for authentic South American cuisine on the Grand Strand. Vinotinto looks towards fixing that issue. Vinotinto brings authentic cuisine from cultures such as Venezuela, Colombia, and Peru.  They are open everyday from 11:00am to 10:00pm with differnt specials and are excited to have everyone at the Grand Strand enjoying their signature dishes, in an atmosphere, unique to Vinotint

The building has an open floor plan with exposed brick walls, plenty of tables and seating, large open bar. 

The menu consists of what you would expect in a Latin inspired restaurant: Stuffed Arepas, Empanadas, Soups, as well as specials made with yucca and black beans. There are also several chicken, meat, seafood and pasta choices with the South American spices. Their specialties include Arepas, Pabellón (a traditional Venezuelan dish made with rice and beans and shredded beef in stew), and empanadas (a pastry that is stuffed and then fried). The best sellers are La Bandeja Paisa (Colombia), Pabellón Venezolano, and Cachapas. You will just have to come in to check them out. For those not familiar with Arepas, they are made with Arepa flour or large-kernelled corn that has large, starchy endosperms, making for a starchier flour than that which is used for tortillas and can be eaten as a side instead of bread or stuffed.

One of their secret weapons is Chef Luciano Garcia, who is also originally from Venezuela. Since he was a kid, the kitchen and the restaurant world called his attention. In 2008 he started going to cooking school in Venezuela, and in 2010 he received his certificate as an international chef. He owned a cooking school in his hometown of Barquisimeto, Venezuela and a restaurant of traditional food. In 2015, he closed both businesses and moved to the U.S. He’s been working in dif- ferent restaurants in Miami and Myrtle Beach until he came to La Vinotinto. The recipes were developed by Chef Luciano and influ- enced from friends during trips that he made to Cuba and Peru.

Don't worry, if this is your first experience with Lation food, the staff will make you most comfortable and the menus even menu explains the dishes in English and the staff will create a great dining experience.

If you are coming by Friday and Saturday nights – they have live entertainment, latin dance and even karaoke.  Here they want you to enjoy the best Latin music and food and experience South American culture right in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

After giving your tastebuds a new flavor, head back to the Dayton House for more fun in the sun, or an evening on the balcony with a cold beverage as you continue to enjoy your Myrtle Beach escape.