We shared a brunch of appetizers:
- Trio de Empanadas: Cod, black bean and shredded beef. I thought these were very tasty, with nice crispy, flaky crust. The cod was my favorite.
- Guayanesa Arepas: Grilled corn pocket filled with Venezuelan creamy guayanés cheese.
- Pernil Arepas: Grilled corn pocket filled with slow cooked pork leg. The Arepas were both tasty, but I liked the cheese one better.
- Datiles: bacon wrapped, almond-filled dates. For whatever reason, there have been a whole lot of bacon wrapped dates in my life and this was my favorite of all the ones in recent memory.
- Asado Negro: onion slow-cooked beef and sauce with rice and sweet plantains. This was my entrée. The meat was dry, but the plantains and rice were good.
- Pollo Adobo: adobo criollo marinated-halved chicken. Chucky’s habit of always ordering chicken resulted in him getting the best entrée of the night. It was moist and delicious
- Polvorosa de Pollo: chicken guiso in a flaky “polvorosa” dough served with mixed greens. It was like a mini chicken pot pie. It was okay.
- Adobo Smoked Sirloin Churrasco: Smoked adobo churrasco. It was heavily seasoned, and a little on the chewy side, but R really liked it.
There are only two desserts on the menu: flan and molten chocolate cake, so we got both. The flan was mediocre and the “cake” was liquid chocolate in an aluminum muffin tin. Both were disappointing.
I really enjoyed our meal. The prices are quite reasonable (entrées are $14-$19). I would definitely go again, order lots of appetizers and skip the desserts.