In Argentina, "spicy" can sometimes mean that a cook has gone heavy on the black pepper. So imagine our surprise when we detected the aromas of chipotle, jalapeño and chile de arbol wafting through the air at Elote. The Mexican-Venezuelan duo behind this casual Chacarita restaurant created a nostalgic menu full of flavors from their home countries. Choose whether you want a corn tortilla, arepa or patacones (fried plantains), and then what you'll fill it with. Round out your meal with a cold craft beer and house-made hot sauce that actually packs a punch. If only we could take home those tortillas.


Venezuelan-Mexican street food.
'Cause we all miss the spice.
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Mon., 12:30-4 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 12:30-4 p.m. & 6 p.m.-midnight; Fri., 12:30-4 p.m. & 6 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sat., 6 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sun., 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m.


By Kevin Vaughn

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