An Independent Restaurant in Addison Serves Incredibly Delicious Venezuelan Food
A Dallas food truck specializing in authentic Venezuelan cuisine has gone brick and mortar: Great delicious Venezuelan restaurantwhich debuted in 2019, just opened in a more permanent location in a former subway at 16246 Midway Rd. in Addison, where it serves a late breakfast (9 a.m.), as well as lunch and dinner.
Founder Genesys Añez is a Venezuelan-born entrepreneur and caterer who serves up amazing interpretations of the food she grew up with.
Her assistant chef Víctor, whom she met when they both worked at The Cheesecake Factory, helps her realize her vision; and her husband Alberto, who valiantly assumed the duties of front of house and management.
They prepare authentic and carefully prepared dishes, including arepas and empanadas, prepared with this ideal combination of friendliness but also refinement.
There are snacks, sandwiches, entrees, pastries and sweet breads, as well as standout dishes that you don’t find too often in Dallas.
Arpas are a basis. Like extra-thick corn tortillas with a hollow center, these corn pockets are stuffed with fillings such as meats like shredded beef and pork and cheese.
Tequeños are a breaded cheese stick, with an outer bread shell enclosing a center of melted queso blanco; it is a popular meal or snack in Venezuela. The dough is wrapped around a rectangle of cheese and then baked or more commonly fried.
Tequeyoyos are a delicious spin-off of tequeños including a filling that includes cheese, plantain, and a slice of ham, which looks more like a turnover than a stick.
Cachapas are like little pancakes, made with corn dough, a traditional dish popular in roadside stalls in Venezuela.
parillas are grilled meats; a parilla is the grill where you cook over an open fire. She makes options such as Angus beef, offered as a meal, accompanied by fried or roasted arepa, cheese, cream, lettuce and pico de gallo.
CabimerAKA a Latin cornbread sandwich, it’s when an arepa is topped with meat, hard-boiled egg, and ham.
Patacon, a dish from the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo, is a sandwich in which the bread is replaced by pressed flat and fried plantains. Toppings can include cheese, diced potatoes, and diced ham.
Empanadas come in savory and sweet versions, and also offer a selection of burgers, but they do them carne asada style, with diced grilled onions, American cheese and a thick slice of queso blanco.
The restaurant is rather small and very neat and clean. Service is pleasant, although it certainly helps if you know some Spanish or know what you want ahead of time.
You order at the counter and get a beeper. There’s a small store inside with Venezuelan items you can browse while you wait.