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La Caraquena

300 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046-3319
+1 703-533-0076
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“arepas” (52 reviews)
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Latin, South American, Venezuelan
$$ - $$$
300 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046-3319
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The arepas are some of the best in the area and I recommend the yuca fries as well. The motel that it is under looks sketchy but don't let that deter you from La Caraqueña. Sit outside if the weather permits.

Thank Ellie M
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a small facility, with perhaps seating for 24 inside and another 24 outside. Because of this - and the small kitchen, it does not take much to overwhelm the kitchen and waitstaff. However, the food was delicious, and not the usual "Spanish/Tex-Mex fare...More

Thank goodinfo
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My first trip to LaCaraqueña, which intrigued me because I lived in Venezuela for many years. This Liliputian restaurant is in the former coffee shop of a very old and very tired motel in the heart of old Falls Church. The great stories about the...More

1  Thank MikefromThelake
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had a really wonderful dinner. The food was tasty and very satisfying. The tropical salad was the best. The waiter staff was first rate very friendly and well informed on the different restaurant dishes.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I would absolutely recommend stopping by this highly unassuming location if you're looking for a great cocktail and some food. The Parcharita ( passion fruit margarita) is my new favorite take on the classic drink and packs a punch! Also be sure to try a...More

Thank snowboarder90
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The food here is excellent. The Sabroso salad and tropical salad are two of our favorite local dishes. However, time and time again, the food comes out incredibly slow. Today, for example, we told the waiter that we were In a hurry. Our appetizers still...More

1  Thank BaldAndHappy
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

doesn't look like much from the outside, but it's good food, good service, nice waiters. love the place! park in the motel parking lot.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This is a small restaurant located at the corner of a small, nondescript motel in Falls Church so it's easy to miss. I'm guessing that the name comes from Caracas so it must be Venezuelan cuisine, not to be mistaken with Mexican food! From their...More

1  Thank Robert E
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

After watching Drive-Ins, Diners, & Dives with Guy Fieri on TV, we just had to try this restaurant when visiting family in VA. It was unusual but the Venezuelean food was awesome. We all enjoyed the various arepas & all entrees were delicious. Only downside...More

1  Thank Pat T
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Looking for delicious food, authentic Latin arepas and wonderful sides --beans & rice, yucca, shredded cabbage salads and amazing margeritas -- this is the place. This was my third visit and food here is always terrific. It's not the same old same old. It's delicious,...More

Thank Kathleenabrown
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Pat T
23 May 2016|
Response from Kathleenabrown | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely NOT! Average dinners might be about $25. Including an entree and nice drink! So, it's very reasonable. Hope you enjoy. Kathleen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 W Broad St, Falls Church, VA 22046-3319
    (Little Falls Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Falls Church
  • Phone Number: +1 703-533-0076
  • E-mail
At La Caraquena, 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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