Have you ever had an Arepa? It’s a wonderful little sandwich of sorts made with a cornmeal “bread” and filled with any number of different delicious ingredients. And you can get them in Santa Monica at a cute little place called Café Bolivar.
Yvonne and I had lunch at Café Bolivar so I could show her what an Arepa was, and luckily, we could use our Restaurant.com dining certificate to pay.
We started with a beautiful mixed greens salad (and this is the Half Portion!), and then tried an assortment of 4 Arepas. There are several choices but we finally settled on black beans with white cheese, fresh mozzarella with bacon and roasted red pepper, ham and cheese – and oh my goodness the best one – the pulled pork.
Wow! So delicious! And just the right size; not too big, but more than bite-sized. Plus they serve them all with this incredibly delicious green sauce called guasacaca, made with my nemesis: cilantro. Whatever they do to the cilantro, and they swear it doesn’t involve cream, it comes out perfectly delectable to me. Shocking.
Café Bolivar serves coffee and espresso drinks and makes fresh juices, too. I would mention the sweets they serve, but I didn’t have any room for any after that amazing lunch, so you’ll have to see for yourself.
We used our $10 Restaurant.com dining certificate to help pay for our lunch and, as always, it was super easy to select, pay for and print out. I love to save money while eating terrific food!
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