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Tequeno is a fried cheese stick or bread dough spear with center-stocked cheese, a typical Venezuelan meal or snack. To make the dough, it is wrapped around a piece of cheese and shaped into a stick for frying or oven-baking in oil. Tequeños may be served as a side dish or as a snack during celebrations and weddings for breakfast. Try the highest quality tequenos in New York City at Viida Market.

Enjoyed By All

Tequenos are a favorite for anyone who has tried them. They are delicious and are perfect for snacking. They are trendy at any event in South America; a must for any celebration. With the melted cheese and the fried dough, it is unlikely that you will find anyone who doesn’t like them.


A Tequeno is an old staple food in Argentina and Venezuela. They are simple food to make, and they taste great. They are great for people in South America for these reasons and make them and keep them for later. If you only have simple ingredients at your disposal, you can create delicious food with few inexpensive ingredients.

Celebrate with Viida Market

Tequenos is a traditional Venezuelan celebration food. It is the most popular snack for every Venezuelan celebration — baptisms, birthdays, or marriages. They are made of white cheese wrapped in a thin, half-sweet pastry. They are most often fried, although they may also be oven-cooked. Tequenos are traditionally prepared with cheese alone, but today's combinations like guava and cheese and ham and cheese are becoming more popular.

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Both varieties of Viida tequenos

Come to Viida Market Today

We’d love to have you in the restaurant. Reserve our restaurant today for your next event, or order catering for delicious food wherever you are!

25 Cleveland Place
New York, NY, 10012

MON-WED 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
THU-SAT 11:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SUN 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

PHONE 646-918-6823

Enjoy Your Tequeno

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At Viida Market, we create tequenos with our white cheese wrapped in pastry, baked or fried to a golden brown. Whether you want to have breakfast or a snack, you will certainly love every tasty nibble. We bring the authentic flavors of Venezuela to New York City.

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Experience Venezuelan Cuisine in New York City
Viida is a Latin American and Venezuelan restaurant that offers a fast-casual culinary service for breakfast and lunch. It is located in the heart of downtown New York City. We prepare all of our signature dishes from scratch, using only fresh and organic ingredients such as herbs, spices, grass-fed meats and poultry, and various sauces. We provide different breakfast dishes, brunch dishes, lunch entrees, dinner entrees, and desserts throughout the day. Fresh juices and superfood fruit smoothies are among the non-alcoholic beverages offered on our extensive drink menu. We also include a fine wine selection, creative cocktails, and a variety of beers. We are open seven days a week and look forward to serving you excellent Latin American food at a reasonable price! Today is the day to make a reservation, order online, or locate a different restaurant near you!