6345 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Advice: No reservations.
Some of my friends and I often get together on Sunday mornings for breakfast at various eateries around the city, each of us takes turns on suggesting restaurants in our respective neighborhoods or places that we had been to previously. My friend Alejandro suggested Magda’s for a recent breakfast gathering as he had enjoyed a dinner their previously, Jason and I joined to try some of the authentic Venezualan specialties.
I had the Arepas ($7.95) with chicken & cheese, a delicious Venezuelan specialty 100% corn flour bun that is grilled and baked and is gluten-free as well; Alejandro had the Carnegie Mechada vegetarian ($7.95) Vegan Shredded Beef and Jason had the Pupusas($7.95) which is a Salvadoran specialty not listed on the menu, you have to ask and they will make it for you. We then shared the Dulce de Lechoza ($3.95) a caramelized papaya dessert.
Dining here was quite a wonderful experience, we discovered that all the tables were numbered which is great if you ever forget where you are seated, we met people sitting at the tables around us who talked up their dishes which tempted us to try more on a future visit. The menu is filled with Latin American specialties which is the star of this restaurant, I would suggest you over-look the Westernized dishes such as the hamburgers, sandwiches and omelets and try the traditional specialties that makes this restaurant a hidden gem that is worth your discovery
Review by: Richard Wolak