Saturday, January 24, 2015

Arepa Mia (Decatur, GA)

307 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030, T: 404-600-3509.

Arepa Mia is a relatively new addition to the broad range of foods offered in Decatur – it also has a location at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. It offers traditional Venezuelan dishes with all natural ingredients. Their specialties are arepas (maize flatbread), cachapas (corn pancakes), and the more familiar empanadas. It is bumping when I arrive, around 1.30 on a Friday afternoon. Almost 50 people have squeezed themselves into this very small restaurant, waiting (im)patiently for their food.

I get an Arapas Pernil ($8.50), which is a grilled patty of corn meal, soft and doughy, with a massive amount of slow roasted pork, caramelized onions, and Arepa Mia’s special sauce. It is DELICIOUS!

VERDICT: 92/100
This is what pigging out is all about! A hole in the wall with affordable and very tasty snacks!

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