“When are you going to set up a permanent space?”, punters would ask Andres Rodriguez. For the past two years, he’s been slinging arepa—Venezuelan corn pockets filled with meats and slaw—at their popular food stall, alongside co-owners Kysbel Castellanos and Alberto Ferreira.
After regular stints at Grifter Brewing Co and Young Henrys, they’ve now set up shop at the former site of Sadhana Kitchen on Enmore Road. There’s a casual dine-in vibe, and Rodriguez prides themselves for their quick service: “No customer waits for any longer than 10 minutes to get their food once they have ordered.”
The chicken sofrito with rocket is their most popular stuffing, though you can hit up the pulled pork with slaw, or black beans with feta and guasacaca sauce (apparently it’s the sexier cousin to guacamole). There’s the option to add fried plantains to your order, and you should always say yes.
They have breakfast arepas for brunch times, and they stay open till 11pm during the nights. Praised be—now you have a tastier, non-kebab late-night food option.
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