The lunching hour was upon us as we made our way through Rhode Island. Looking for an interesting casual spot, Budare Grille [716 Dexter St, Central Falls, RI] caught my eye. I had never tried Venezuelan cuisine before, so I was quite excited.
The staff is friendly and the place is cozy, we felt comfortable on a quiet Sunday. Food is cooked up fresh to order so it was a few minutes before everything came out, and worth it. Plus, if you have a fresh passion fruit juice to sip it’s not hard to relax. We each ordered an arepa, a flat corn cake stuffed with meats and veggies – traditionally Venezuelan and Colombian. They are pretty big so one paired with an app to share worked perfectly. I got the Miss Venezuela which had chicken salad, avocado, and Spanish cheese. Jeff got the la llanera with grilled steak and the same fixings. Slather with the phenomenal homemade sauces and the concoction is absolutely delicious.
We chose the la parilla to split, he had the steak component and I the chicken. It came with fried yucca, avocado, and tomato – all sorts of yummy flavors and textures. This was the perfect lunch stop along the road for us, really fresh, pretty fast, and quite friendly.