Mil Jugos (Santa Ana)
- ipsedixit Aug 30, 2014 07:27 PM
Do you like cachapas?
And now I know where to get my fix.
Tried the jamon and the carne machada (aka ropa vieja). The sweet corn pancake was light and fluffy, and the fillings provided a nice savory balance to the entire thing.
Sort of like a savory dorayaki. With meat.
Jugos are very good, arepas are passable, and the cachapas steal the show. The salsas are great too. I hated the place the first time I went because I got the chicken salad arepa (which is just dripping with mayo and overall too rich with nothing to balance, I don't recommend it) and another one that didn't wow me either. I've turned a corner on this place since then; they get a thumbs up from me.
Their Reina Prepeada arepa is really fantastic. The arepas when fresh are slightly crispy on the outside but if you wait too long, that crisp disappears. The mamey smoothie tastes like an ice cream milk shake and I've been dreaming about it since I last had it.
The green sauces or salsas that comes with the food in squeeze bottles are like Peruvian Aji sauces but thicker in consistency and tastes good on everything.