Garrido's Bistro & Pastry
At Garrido’s the most popular thing to order are the Venezuelan arepas, but this simple little bistro serves more than just freshly-sourced, authentic Venezuelan cuisine. For breakfast you can get any number of crêpes, omelets, arepas (grilled or deep fried sandwiches made with thick corn flatbread), and perico (scrambled) eggs like The Albatross (scrambled with shrimp, green and red onion, and garlic). The arepas are each stuffed full with a host of interesting ingredients like the Brunette, filled with Venezuelan sautéed pulled beef with onion, red bell pepper, and tomato. For more authentic cuisine try a cachapa, fluffy corn cakes topped with cheese and other goodies like sautéed shrimp. For dinner, expect mostly Latin and Spanish dishes like paella and Italian pasta-based dishes.