Most Venezuelan restaurants in town are mere sandwich shops, featuring stuffed arepas in a cramped setting—wildly popular, yet not the sorts of places you want to linger. No so Guacuco, a rollicking den named after a beach on Margarita Island. The usual filled arepas are available (our fave: the vegetariana, with rubbery white cheese and avocado), but they're supplemented by a menu of full meals, including the national dish of pabellon criollo (shredded beef). 44 Irving Avenue, Brooklyn, 347-305-3300 (11237)

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44 Irving Ave.
New York NY 11237
347-305-3300