La Caraquena
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Actually located in a hotel, don't let that distract you from the amazing menu selection that it holds within. We've now been here several times and have a great meal and overall experience each time. Even vegetarian items are available for those whom prefer that route. Try the yummy Stuffed Arepas if you're looking for a quick suggestions, but otherwise take your time with the menu and find exactly what your heart desires. A truly cozy dining space that is unlike most restaurants or diners which you may be used to. It's all about authentic Latin American cuisine here that is made with tradition and authenticity. One of the best joints to grab a bite to eat in the Falls Church area.. well it was. It is our sad duty to report that La Caraquena is no longer open as they have closed their doors for the last time. One of the best examples of a hole-in-the-wall restaurants, this Venezuelan goldmine has left the culinary world. There is surely a massive void remaining now and to our best knowledge, since it closed in 2017, nobody has filled their shoes. They had a fantastic outdoor seating area as well so when the weather was sunny, it was the highlight in our eyes. Service was always super friendly and to the best of our knowledge, we really couldn't ever find a negative aspect about this spot. Authentic Venezuelan cuisine is hard to come by, so it's a true shame and blanket of sadness that they have left us. We will miss their trademark desserts.. the Quesillo Borracho!

Address / Location

300 W. Broad Street
Falls Church, VA 22040

La Caraquena

Menu Recommendations

Cuisine / Diet Plan with Popular Foods & Meals to Eat Here

Latin Food Pork

Saltenas Reina Pepeada Arepas Carne Mechada La Caraquena Food Cuatros Leches Pabellon Completo Tropical Salad Diputado Sandwich

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Diet-friendly, vegan, gluten free or
organic meals may be available.

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