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La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine

At La Caraqueña, the taste of Latin America is alive in every dish. Chef and owner, Raul Claros, shares his heritage by combining over 20 years of family recipes with the authencity that comes from his travels through Latin America.
This is comfort food served in a relaxed atmosphere where our guests can experience the best in Latin American cuisine and culture.
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305 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(305 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 305 reviews
5 stars
(154)
4 stars
(115)
3 stars
(28)
2 stars
(3)
1 star
(5)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(180)
  • fit for foodies(146)
  • great for lunch(74)
  • great for outdoor dining(49)
  • romantic(45)
  • special occasion(43)
La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine Reviews List
Review 1 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
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Review 3 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2008
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2008
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Review 4 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 6 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2005
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2005
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Review 7 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

The food and the staff are excellent - we love it!

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"We discovered this after driving by for 6 years. It was always busy. Now we go weekly, if possible. The menu is fantastic, and the food is always excellent. Any time friends or family visit from out of the area, we bring them here. It never fails to impress. Also, if you like Caipirinha's, you'll love these. And the wine menu, while not extensive, is just right. And the staff is terrific - freindly and fun. Highly recommended!"
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 8 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 9 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Time to replace half the menu with new items

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"There is some good food and a few excellent items. The garlic sauce is about the best in the area. Try the el Sabroso or a repa if you are new. The Latin music is excellent!"
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 10 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Go for the food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"For the price, the quality and quantity of food is a good value. Love the pulled beef arepa and I've never been disappointed by any of the entrees.
Yes, the motel behind the restaurant is seedy. Yes, the restaurant decor is showing it's age. Yes, the service is lacking the polish of fine dining. If Jose Andres opened a Latin American restaurant, the prices would be double but the food would not be any better.
Go to La Caraquena for the food."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2005
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Review 11 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

La Caraquena - A Gem in Falls Church

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Dined on 4/10/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"La Caraquena is a small, quaint Spanish ethnic restaurant tucked away in a old motel/hotel in Falls Church, Va. The food was great and well prepared and the wine was excellent. The tab was very reasonable, and the food portions were perfect - everything was consumed by the three of us and nothing went home, but we did not go home hungry either. Have been wanting to go here for years and finally did to celebrate my new job. Reservations definitely recommended as the place is small and fills up fast."
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 12 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Avocado salad is awesome; all the meat arepas are wonderful (simply have not tried non-meat arepas). My daughter and her friends 10 y/o) all love the pollo caraquena. A friend ordered the lemon caper tilapia this visit - was fantastic. We have not been disappointed here, yet!!"
Dined on 4/06/2016
 2007
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Review 13 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/01/2016
 2008
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Review 14 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/04/2016
 2012
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Review 15 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 16 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great food

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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2004
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The outside is so misleading for this place. The food is fantastic and I will definitely be returning."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 18 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/25/2016
 2007
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Review 19 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Elegance, clean and great food taste"
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
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Review 20 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/31/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2007
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Review 21 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Always a fabulous dinner. The food is excellent. Staff is attentive. Kids even enjoy coming for dinner. Arepas are the best."
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2004
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Review 22 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 23 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The do a good job with the Arepas, could use a few more small plates to share. The entrees are a good latin mix of standards and a few are exceptional. The most recent visit the coffee machine was broken, so none to have with the very good Tres Leches dessert. The margarita could have more distinctive for a latin establishment."
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

consistently good

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I've been to the restaurant several times. The food is consistently good and reasonably priced, and they make very tasty cocktails too! It's very small so recommendations are pretty much essential."
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 25 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Peluda is my favorite Arepa! They have really good sauces with their yuca too"
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
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Review 26 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2008
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Review 28 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

La Caraqueña Better than Ever!

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We have been been fans of Raul's cooking since 2008! The recently refreshed interior at La Caraqueña is a welcome addition. Don't forget to try Raul's Cuatro Leches!"
Dined on 3/21/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 29 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 10/16/2015
 2012
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/16/2015
 2012
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Review 30 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/20/2016
 2002
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Review 31 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2007
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Review 32 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Different from the usual Latin fare

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Dined on 3/17/2016
 2003
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Recommended by friends who had been Peace Corps volunteers in Venezuela in the 1960's, it features interestingly unusually spiced and well presented dishes, both small plates and entree size. Carefully hidden in the side of a modest motel in the middle of downtown Falls Church, the parking is easy, and the front door is a little hard to find. Worth the experience."
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Perfect place for a relaxed, delicious dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I really like this restaurant! It is small and intimate with a very relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The food is excellent! The waiters, though attentive, need to be a bit less hurried with service (my main meal was served before I had finished the appetizer). All in all, I was pleased with the dining experience and will return in the future."
Dined on 3/17/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 34 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/18/2016
 2003
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Review 35 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/12/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/12/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 36 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/09/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Poor management?

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Dined on 3/05/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2013
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I wanted to find a place to go with friends, one of them who is vegetarian. I know South American restaurants aren't normally into this...so emailed to ask if it were possible. They said "yes" on the email that day. So we decided to go here based on this.
Was quite surprised when the waiter said "no, we can't do that". After I pressed a little, someone else came over and tried to help...but they really weren't able to accommodate.
That's fine if that's the case, but please don't send an enthusiast emails saying "We definitely can..."...if you really can't.
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Here's the email exchange...
Hello Andy,
Yes! We definitely can .
If you would like something special we can try to make it happen. Also we have very tasty vegan crab cakes and you can replace those with any of the meet dishes or salads .
Please let us know when you will be coming so we can be ready for your delicious meal !
We look forward to hearing from you !
Have a delicious day !
La Caraquena Team
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On Mar 5, 2016, at 12:10 PM, "Andy" wrote:
Hi, can you offer a vegan option for dinner?
Thanks for your help!
"
Dined on 3/05/2016
 2013
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Review 38 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2007
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Review 39 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/27/2016
 2004
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Review 40 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2006
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/03/2016
 2006
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Review 41 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2014
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Worst restaurant ever. Will never go back."
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2014
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Review 42 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Hidden Treasure

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"If you weren't looking for it, you probably wouldn't find La Caraquena as it is located at a hotel. It can't accommodate many people at once, so it's best to reserve ahead of time if possible. On my first trip, I was very impressed with the arepas, which I'd describe as South American sandwiches. This trip, the fried cheese appetizer was very good. Our main courses were good, but not as good as the appetizer or the arepas from the previous trip. Next time I want to try their other sandwiches as they a number of them on the menu that sounded interesting. I'd describe this as a cozy place, so appropriate for a quiet dinner. Enjoy!"
Dined on 2/28/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 43 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 44 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2013
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2013
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Review 45 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful Experience

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"I used to live in Venezuela and I was excited to find this place. We went for a late dinner and it did not disappoint. Excellent food. Excellent ambiance. Highly recommend it."
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 46 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious!

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Dined on 2/26/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Amazing authentic food. Highly recommend. The service was excellent. A great variety"
Dined on 2/26/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 47 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 48 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/27/2016
 2014
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Review 49 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/21/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 50 for La Caraquena Latin American Cuisine
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/18/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/18/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/18/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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