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Magda's - A Venezuelan diner


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Magda's - A Venezuelan diner

YVRChow | Jan 6, 2013 08:03 PM

This spot looks like a diner. The menu is half Venezuelan and half traditional diner food like burgers, omelets, and all-day breakfast egg plates.

Ordered the Venezuelan staple of pabellón con barandas. They did a very nice job on this. The beef was well seasoned without being salty, full of slow cooked flavours, and extremely tender. The beans were nicely seasoned and had some queso fresco to round out the flavours. The plantains were sweet, cooked to a perfect slight crisp on the outside and still creamy on the inside. The arepa was nicely formed on the outside, got some grill marks on it, and was glutinous on the inside.

Everything was enhanced by the three housemade sauces provided - their version of guasacaca (which was must looser than I have had before, yet still with a pleasant taste), a garlic sauce, and a housemade hotsauce. The hotsauce had some serious kick, and really enhanced everything.

In a city with limited Latin flavours, Magda's fills the void nicely. I've been back twice so far, and will continue to return - although likely will stick to the Venezuelan parts of the menu!

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