Believe it or not, there are great Venezuelan restaurants outside of Doral. And if you’re looking for one around North Miami, go to this casual spot. Their empanadas are crispy and look just like the ones you make at home (if you’re good at making empanadas). The dough is slightly sweet and thin, and each one is generously filled with a lot of cheese. The arepas are also very good. Plus, Mantis is located on Broad Causeway, making it a perfect place for an empanada pit stop on your way to Haulover Beach or Surfside.
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