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Taka-Taka's Cafe

Address9318 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-601-5957
Price Level$
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Brunch

Everyday
Everyday
No brunch offered
Dining Options
Wheelchair AccessMay be limited
BeveragesBeer & Wine
Noise LevelLow Noise Level
Outdoor DiningNo
Scott's Review

Taka-Taka’s Cafe is actually half Venezuelan and half Cuban, but the Venezuelan part of the menu was what my friends and I were focused on (and they both know the cuisine and speak fluent Spanish, so it was terrific to have them as guides). We started with a sampling of empanadas. The Venezuelan version of empanadas is made with a corn flour and deep fried. We tried the shredded beef and chicken varieties, but I think I preferred the white cheese and potato one the best, especially with the creamy garlic sauce. I loved the cachapas con queso, a pancake-like corn cake with corn kernels and goozing cheese. We also had a couple of arepas, including the reina pepiada, or chicken salad with avocados. The flavors of the shredded chicken and mild avocado inside the tasty corn cake, which looked sort of like a fat pita pocket, were wonderful. The arepa asado negro featured roasted round steak in a black sauce that had a prominent clove note. The two couldn’t have been more different, but both were delicious. Even better was the patacon, which one of my friends aptly described as a banana sandwich. Well, sort of. The “bread” for the sandwich was fashioned out of plantains, mashed, fried and flattened. The pork was stuffed into the sandwich with shredded lettuce and a drizzle of sauce. I could sit and eat tostones all day, so to have two big ones as part of a sandwich with other good stuff was wonderful.
Address:

9318 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando

Contact Data:

Phone: 407-601-5957
Website: Taka-Taka