Sylvio MartinsLA Writer
Sylvio is a writer, blogger, and actor based in Los Angeles, California. After earning a degree from UCLA, he decided to pursue his creative interests full-time and spend all his money on food. These days you can find him at his dining table with a French press and writing on everything from politics to vegan cheese. Rumor has it that he also throws quite the pizza party (red wine included).
Cariaco is a Venezuelan spot in Glendale serving up delicious arepas. Make sure to order at least one reina con tajada.
Amara Chocolate & Coffee is a low-key Pasadena spot with excellent Venezuelan arepas.
The Arepa Stand in Mar Vista is a weekend-only Venezuelan spot that we think of more often than we should.
La Fonda Antioqueña is an East Hollywood Colombian spot with truly excellent arepas.
Sus Arepas is a very good Colombian arepa pop-up open on Sundays at Smorgasburg LA.
Chamo Venezuelan Cuisine is a Pasadena spot that does empanadas and arepas very well.
11 spots for Cuban sandwiches, pastelitos, and cafecito.
Tacos De Canasta El Abuelo is a Boyle Heights food truck making some of the best tacos de canasta in LA.
Asadero Chikali is an East LA spot that makes great flour tortillas and breakfast tacos.
10 spots to enjoy warm, cheesy, and spicy pupusas.
Juquila is a family-owned Oaxacan restaurant in Sawtelle with a huge parillada and excellent burrito juquila.