Savor a taste of Venezuela with Doña Arepa cuisine
Doña Arepa has est ab - lished a menu with staple f avo r i t e s o f Ve n e z u e l a n cuisine. Dishes like Pabellón Criollo, which is a tradi t i o na l Ve nez ue l a n pot roast, Asado Negro, shredded meat cooked in a homemade sauce accompanied by rice, black beans and sweet plantains, and Pollo Juliana, marinated chicken breast cut into julienne strips, sautéed with green papers and onions. The traditional arepa is not absent by any means from the list, and the restaurant offers a wide variety of choices: Reina Pepiada, La Catira, Carne Mechada and La Llanera to name a few.
Doña Arepa is like stepping into a small corner of Venezuela. Memorabilia from different Venezuelan cities and towns decorate the walls, along with colorful prints of The Avila, an imposing mountain that surrounds Venezuela’s capital, Caracas. The tables are set-up family style, with four to six chairs per table. During the week, there is a lunch menu that offers many of the same dishes of the regular menu, but at a much lower price and slightly smaller portions.
FAVORITE FOOD/ PRICE
The tequeños or small cheese fingers ($3.95 for six); and Tostones Playe - ros, three mashed and fried large green plantains topped with julienne salad, avocado, shredded cheese and sauces ($6.95). The flan ($2.50) was the selected dessert following the meal, and it did not disappoint. To wash it all down, the choice was papelón con limón, a drink made with crude brown sugar and fresh lemons ($2.95) and a large Café con Leche ($3)
REASON TO GO
The staff is friendly and the food is filling.
The ser vers are quick , amiable and knowledge - able about the menu. The owners are always on site helping the servers or chatting with customers. Waiting time for the food is reasonable, and the drinks are brought to the table almost right away.
Mode r a t e . Du r i n g t h e lunch rush, it can get a bit noisier.
The re s t aurant i s f a mily-style, so children of all ages are welcome. There is a children’s menu available to please the younger patrons.
Doña Arepa is like stepping into a small corner of Venezuela. Memorabilia from different Venezuelan cities and towns decorate the walls, along with colorful prints of The Avila, an imposing mountain that surrounds Venezuela’s capital, Caracas.