- Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
- 524 South 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA
- Phone: (267) 928-4584
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- Cuisine: Venezuelan
- Price: $
- Hours: Mon Closed Tue-Thu 11:30am to 10pm Fri-Sat 11:30am to 11pm Sun 11:30am to 10pm
We’ve been pretty excited about Puyero ever since it opened down on 4th Street in Queen Village. Back in June, we reviewed the place and gave it high marks for its arepas, chipotle ketchup, and cool, casual BYO vibe.
But now, they’ve taken a menu that was already stuffed with arepas, plantain sandwiches called patacones, fried cheese, and (more) plantain and added cachapas — a vital addition that comes straight from the roadside food stands of Venezuela.
The United States’ and Venezuela’s annual Independence Day celebrations are just one day apart — July 4th and July 5th, to be exact.
To celebrate, Queen Village’s Puyero is putting a Venezuelan street food twist on American Fourth of July favorites with their Week De La Independencia menu, which starts today, June 30th.
When you’re staring down the barrel of a pabellón arepa stuffed full of braised beef, black beans, and plantains like caramel, nothing else matters. You’re zoned in like you’re defusing a bomb because, from the looks of it, it’s all about to burst—the seams of the cornmeal bun holding it together, yes, but barely. And that’s how it should be. That’s how arepas often come: comically overstuffed.