How worth celebration is the family-run joint! The strip mall location about 10 minutes east of Disney may daunt, the room may be not contain even a dozen tables plus counter seating, the lighting may be harsh—but the food is made with unbound generosity. A row of stews and meats lines the bar, from which meals are piled so high on plates that customers, largely local Venezuelans, gasp when they’re set down in front of them. The owners opened their doors expressly to share their authentic cuisine with the area, so don’t be afraid to be a food tourist and ask what to try, be it the empanadas, overstuffed arepas, corn cachapa pancakes accented with creamy aged cheese, sauces of every kind, or mixed plates like the parrilla tepui, with several kinds of meats, salad, yucca, and an arepa, and fresh juices, all of which will barely crack a $10 bill, and much of which won’t even use up a $5.
8117 Vineland Ave., Orlando, Florida
Our Rating Neighborhood Lake Buena Vista Hours Mon 10am–3pm. Tues–Sun 10am–9:30pm Phone 407/238-0014 Prices Main courses $5–$13
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