Exploring Latin Flavours at Gooney’s: A Taste of Venezuela in the Heart of Centretown

Gooney’s has been a beloved restaurant in Centretown for 12 remarkable years. What can you expect at Gooney’s? Authentic Venezuelan Arepas and a rich tapestry of Latin Cuisine. Gooney’s journey began with a simple yet profound desire to share the flavours and traditions of their homeland with the Canadian capital – being one of the firsts to share Venezuelan cuisine with the Ottawa culinary scene. 


Gooney’s: Where Quality Meets Fusion Cuisine

At Gooney’s, quality isn’t just a goal—it’s their guiding principle. Every ingredient in their kitchen is handpicked for freshness and sourced from the best suppliers. But their commitment to excellence doesn’t stop at the ingredients. They’ve carefully crafted the Gooney’s menu to seamlessly blend Latin flair with Canadian preferences, ensuring there’s something for every person  to savor and enjoy. Whether you’re craving a traditional Arepa or a fusion creation, they’ve got you covered.


Community and Hospitality: The Heart of Gooney’s

Yet, beyond the food, Gooney’s is about community. The Gooney family strives to create a warm and welcoming environment where every guest feels like family. Hospitality isn’t just a business for them—it’s a way of life that’s been passed down through their families’ generations. Their journey in the hospitality industry began in their home country, where they owned and ran restaurants and coffee shops. Today, that passion continues to burn brightly within them as we watch Gooney’s flourish year after year.

At the end of the day, what drives the Goony’s family forward is the joy they see on everyone’s faces as they savor each bite, embracing the flavors of Venezuela right here in Ottawa. 

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