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qubnmom Dec 29, 2006 08:01 PM

MY SON IS HOSTING A VOLLEYBALL PLAYER THAT JUST ARRIVED FROM VENEZUELA. NEED DESPERATELY REFERENCES TO A VENEZUELAN RESTAURANT, MARKET, ETC. HELP ANYONE. THANKS.

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  1. Chowpatty RE: qubnmom Dec 29, 2006 08:07 PM

    They just reviewed one in the L.A. Times in Beverly Hills on Canon...at least I remember they had arepas. L.A. Times website is absolutely impossible to use though, does anyone remember the name?

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      RicRios RE: Chowpatty Dec 29, 2006 08:23 PM

      All I recall is the address, 419 North Cañon Drive, BH

      Coupa Cafe -- That's the name (post right above)

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      JBC RE: qubnmom Dec 29, 2006 08:42 PM

      Are you sure your doing the right thing? I say that because if I was a citizen of Venezuela arriving in Los Angeles, especially for the 1st time, the "LAST" food I'd want to eat is what I can get ad nauseam and BETTER back home!

      However, I don't know the name of the one mentioned above, but if it's Venezuelan it most probably is L.A.'s only one. Cuisines geographically next door to Venezula:

      Columbia - La Maria - North Hollywood
      10516 Victory Blvd., (818) 755-8811

      Columbia - Cafe Colombia - Burbank
      http://www.elcafecolumbia.com

      Trinidad & Tabago - Caribbean Treehouse - Inglewood
      1226 Centinela Ave., (310) 330-1170

      Other South American(s
      )------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Ecuador
      Peru
      Bolivia
      Brazil (many places)
      Argentina

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        JBC RE: JBC Dec 30, 2006 12:10 AM

        Another typo problemo (eh gads!?!). The website obviously s/b:
        http://www.elcafecolombia.com

      2. Chowpatty RE: qubnmom Dec 29, 2006 08:57 PM

        That's the one, in the post right above -- Coupa Cafe.

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          JBC RE: qubnmom Dec 29, 2006 09:08 PM

          Bingo, we have a winner. So what does Coupa Cafe serve at their Beverly Hills location? From their website:

          "...offering Coupa Specialties such as the Coupa Burger, One Way Salmon and Rocky Jr. Free Range Roasted Chicken as well as daily specials. Like Palo Alto, Coupa Café is the exclusive representative in Los Angeles of Chuao Chocolatier, bringing their delicious bonbons and wonderful hot chocolate to the southland. Coupa Beverly Hills also offers “arepas”, empanadas, panini, salads, pizza, pasta, crepes, full breakfasts, pastry and a great selection of beer and wines."

          http://www.coupacafe.com/ourstores.html

          Can we now christen Coupa Cafe as L.A.'s official One-&-Only Venezuelan?

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            robgue RE: qubnmom Dec 30, 2006 08:18 AM

            This I know. Ask any Venezuelan in LA and they'll tell you Mil Jugos in Santa Ana. Best arepas,cachapas, etc you'll find. it's also a smoothie type place. Good.
            Short of frying up your own cheese you should try this place.(the cheese reference is from the fact that they sell fried cheese, fresh cheese etc on the streets of caracas :) )

            Mil Jugos

            318 W 5th St
            Santa Ana, CA 92701
            (714) 836-4601

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