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Oct 29, 2005 12:21 PM

Venezuelan fare

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Looking for a place to savor Venezuelan dishes, especially hallacas (hard to describe -- a Venezuelan creation found no where else--somewhat like a glorified superb tamale steamed in banana leaves but much more than that).

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  1. Forget it. I've been looking for an arepas, cachapas & hallacas navideƱas in L.A. for the last 10 years, it's hopeless. The closest is a colombian place somewhere on Sunset, I'm sure hounds'll help fill in the blanks.

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    1. re: RicRios
      rabo encendido


      Could you be thinking of CHIBCHA?

      Chibcha Colombian Restaurant (in Silverlake/Echo Park)
      (213) 483-8072
      2619 W Sunset Blvd
      Los Angeles, CA 90026

      1. re: rabo encendido

        Yeah, Rabo, that's the one.
        (Learned 'bout it from your previous posts)

        1. re: RicRios

          There's also La Maria, on Victory and Cahuenga... Colombian, though, not Venezuelan.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek
            Charles Escoffery

            Thanks to you who replied...boh places are a bit far for me but I may try them.

            Incidentally, I have been suggesting for years that a Venezuelan restaurant would do well in LA. Even if the hallacas would be more expensive than tamales, the public would buy them.

            La bendiciĆ³n: Que Dios te bendiga!