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Seeking a Venezuelan restuarant, specifically arepas!!

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SherlockNoms Jan 12, 2013 02:55 PM

I moved to LA from Manhattan a few years ago and have found my fix for almost everything, save excellent Venezuelan food. I'm desperately seeking something in the vein of NYC's Caracas Arepa Bar. I've tried Coupa Cafe in Beverly Hills but it was so bland in comparison. Anyone know of some hidden gems in Los Angeles serving arepas?

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    RicRios Jan 12, 2013 03:57 PM

    Good Venezuelan fare has been the Holy Grail for quite some time, as can be inferred from these links:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/71801

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/348630

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/74823

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/355410

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/545257
    ...

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      SherlockNoms Jan 12, 2013 04:26 PM

      Thank you for the links! I suppose I will have to mourn the loss and continue making my poor excuse for arepas at home. :/

    2. Local Jan 12, 2013 04:30 PM

      Bolivar Cafe on Ocean Park in Santa Monica got a thumbs up in the LA Weekly a while back, tho can't speak from personal experience.

      http://www.cafebolivar.com/menu/eat-m...

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        emp2b3 Jan 13, 2013 11:18 AM

        I think that Savor's on Venice just East of Cattaraguas (a little farther East than Helm's/Father's Office area in Culver City) is quite tasty. It isn't around a lot of other restaurants/bars and the area doesn't "look" very nice, but we have never had any problems there including at night. They cook the arepas to order so the usual wait time is about 10-15 minutes. Two of them is a very filling meal. They have the usual variety of meats. One of the areas in which they excel are the numerous tasty salsas that they have. Often at night they also have a big grill sitting outside the restaurant. Check it out and let us know what you think.
        (fyi it is mis-spelled at Suvor's on Yelp)

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          Servorg Jan 13, 2013 01:27 PM

          http://losangeles.menupages.com/resta...

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          losangelicioustimes Jan 14, 2013 11:08 PM

          This is place is fantastic.

          http://www.yelp.com/biz/amazonas-rest...

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            SherlockNoms Jan 14, 2013 11:27 PM

            Excellent! Thank you! I can't wait to go on an arepa hunt and try these recs!

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