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Grab a bite at this friendly, charming Mexican restaurant and you are guaranteed to come back for more. None of the usual Americanized grub can be spotted at this ground-level eatery, which is decorated in bright hues to cheer the spirits. Hot, satisfying portions of burritos and tortillas arrive with a host of sauces that you can use liberally to dress up your meal. The service is prompt, quite living up to the name, Ahora, which means right away. A little salsa bar provides an interesting range of the celebrated dish, in various preparations. Entrees can be accompanied with huge helpings of sides and salads that will insure the use of a doggie bag at the end of the meal. Don't forget to sample some of the decadent desserts.
Petit Peru Resto Bar might be a tiny eatery but it is high on flavors. This Peruvian restaurant opened its doors in 2014 and has been wowing diners with their authentic cuisine ever since. Ceviche enthusiasts will be glad to see a separate menu dedicated to this dish. These include the likes of Ceviche Petit Peru and Ceviche de Mariscos. Savor their dishes like Causa de Atun, Papa Rellena, Salchipollo, Lomo a lo Pobre, Lomo Saltado and Jalea. Round off your meal with decadent desserts like torta tres leches. Their drink list also has some exotic blends such as the one made from pineapple and purple corn. For a taste of Peru, this is one of the finest in the city.
Owned and run by Venezuelans, Gustavo Belisario and Daniela Manrique, The Soca Kitchen is a fabulous gem in the city's dining scene. The kitchen helmed by Daniela has a wonderful menu of tapas delights. An artistic blend of Venezuelan and Spanish cuisines, their delectable fusion platters has something for everyone. Though the menu changes regularly, you can be sure of scrumptious dishes that will make you want for more. The bar is headed by Gustavo who creates some interesting cocktails using natural ingredients. These include the likes of Soca Caesar, a blend of Walter Caesar mix, vodka, prawn, horseradish and cilantro. Their raw bar, cheese and characuterie selection keeps on changing daily. These appetizing teasers are well worth the try to begin your dinner. Don't forget to try their decadent desserts such as the Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. This intimate diner is a great spot for a romantic date or special occasions. Reservations are recommended.
Opened in 1996, La Cabaña brings the flavors of El Salvador to Carlington. This modest-looking restaurant has been delighting diners with their fabulous pupusa, tamales and planchas (grilled dishes). Their home-style cooking reflects the love they have for their native land's cuisine. Besides the crowd favorite pupusa, savor their other dishes like El Cabañazo, Chorizo con Casamiento, Plato de Chicharron, Carne Asada and Pollo Asado. Complement your meal with drinks like Horchata, Tama-Ron and Brown Cow.