Short Rib Arepas, Cinnamon-Scented Pisco Sours and Brazilian Steak
BY SAM EICHNER ·
The one issue with your pork taco spot: it doesn’t serve Brazilian beef.
The one issue with your Brazilian beef spot: it doesn’t serve pork tacos.
What a horrifyingly specific, food-related conundrum.
Rushing to your immediate aid is Chica, Top Chef Masters-alum Lorena Garcia’s gastronomical tour of Latin America, now open on the Venetian’s Restaurant Row.
The first thing you’ll see is the two-sided bar where Fresno chili margaritas and pisco sours blanketed with cinnamon scented fog come from. Get one, then slip past the mural of a reclining woman clutching a dandelion and into the dining room.
Where you’ll sit amongst hungry friends in Vegas’s version of a Cuban paladar, attempting to catch up over loud music somewhere between the station where tortillas are made and the damned-near pyromaniacal open kitchen.