You might not realize it right away, but the new Highland Park taqueria El Chile is Venezuelan-owned, and arepas share pride of place on the menu with burgers.

These fried masa patties are stuffed, like tacos or gorditas; arepa con pollo and con queso blanco are crisp, juicy, and delectable, says poormet. Yeah, they’re kinda greasy, but in a good way. Nice salsas are on the bar as a go-with.

The tacos are OK, and the chili cheeseburgers are a kid pleaser, adds Layne Murphy.

El Chile [East of Hollywood]
4017 N. Figueroa Street, Highland Park

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