Avila Arepa – Restaurant Review

Rolando Sandrea, a Chemical Engineer from Venezuela,  decided that one day he would own a restaurant that served the food of his native land.  Thanks to a job layoff, Rolando’s dream came true with the opening of Ávila Arepa this summer.  And, thanks to that layoff, we get to benefit from some very fine Venezuelan offerings.

You can read about Avila Arepa in my CBC web article, or listen to my on-air review here.

Better yet, just head over to 10760 – 82 Ave and experience all the goodness for yourself.

Non-alcoholic beverage, Papelón con Limón (sugar cane juice and lime)
Rum cocktail: the Paperón (sugar cane juice, lime, and dark rum).
L: Reina Pepeada “The Queen” – arepa stuffed with creamy avocado and chicken salad R: Patacòn – fried plantain topped with chicken.
Pabellón – arepa filled with pulled beef, plantain, black beans and feta.
Cachapa – sweet corn pancake with queso de mano

Author: Twyla Campbell

World-wide wanderer, CBC Edmonton AM Restaurant Reviewer, Member of Edmonton’s Slow Food convivium, oenophile, epicurean explorer and a freelance writer whose works have appeared in several magazines and newspapers including More, Above & Beyond, Avenue (Edmonton), Up Here, Northern Flyer, Opulence, City Palate, the Edible Prairie Journal, The Edmonton Journal, Slow Food Canada, Lifestyle Alberta, and on Slow Food Edmonton’s website. Grant MacEwan University (Professional Writing Program) Bachelor of Applied Communications Degree (in progress). I’m a Tweeter @wanderwoman10