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Old 12-01-2011   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Kaxapa Factory - Venezuelan Cuisine in Playa!

A few days ago, Rob and Kate and I were invited to a new place owned by the family of our newest team member, Moises. His family is from Venezuela and they have brought all their favorite family recipes here with them to Playa del Carmen. Kaxapa Factory, is a charming little bistro serving typical dishes of Venezuela and vegetarian versions of this cuisine! They are able to use ingredients from Mexico to recreate the flavor profiles of Venezuela in a unique way creating dishes with a flavor profile unlike any other we have come across in this region of Mexico. The dishes lean toward the sweet side due to the use of corn and ripe platanos. Missing are the ubiquitous wedges of lime and pico de gallo that we see so often accompanying our regional cuisine.

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Thank you Michele! We will check this out next month.

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Michele, How will we non-Spanish speaking people fare here?
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Tried it yesterday. It was really good! And Moises is a fantastic host! The commitment they put in is really amazing. He even told me "if you want breakfast just knock on the door. We open at 1pm, but we are usually there around 7.30am." Thats some dedication to provide an excellent service!

I will definitely return there.
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Michele, How will we non-Spanish speaking people fare here?
No problem, just ask for Moises!
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Tried it yesterday. It was really good! And Moises is a fantastic host! The commitment they put in is really amazing. He even told me "if you want breakfast just knock on the door. We open at 1pm, but we are usually there around 7.30am." Thats some dedication to provide an excellent service!

I will definitely return there.
I am so glad you liked it too! I think the flavors are really different and the people running it are just sooo nice! I hope they do well!
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That's great, thanks for the tip.

p.s. Patacon is supposed to use green plantains, arepas use corn flour that's not sweet at all, the only thing that should be sweet is cahcapas (and hallacas if they make them)
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All plantains and corn taste "sweet" to my palette I guess.
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Thanks for the tip Michele! The food sounded and looked good
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I would like more specifics
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Went here a couple of days ago. Ramon Perez and his family are incredibly nice, and the food was very close to my grandmother's cooking (although she was less concerned with health and had a more liberal hand with the oil and butter )

I'd recommend the pabellon and the arepas, cachapas are too sweet for me. You can also get a kilo of Harina PAN and make arepas at home - it's easy and they're a delicious change from tortillas.
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I am so glad you liked it too! I think the flavors are really different and the people running it are just sooo nice! I hope they do well!
After literally months of trying to get to this place I finally made it --- it is SO GOOD. I highly recommend it!!!!
We tried three different things on the menu and it was all absolutely delicious. A little over 200 pesos for an appetizer, two dinners, and two beverages.
Really different flavors and the service was top-notch.
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I been meaning to try this place also. In feb. I walked by with the kids and were

Not thrill with the look of the place. In Aug walked by and it was full. Now with

Nov. trip coming up I am determinrd to try this place. I relly enjoy arepas.
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We all had dinner here a few weeks ago, and while we didn't know anything about Venezuelan food, we fell in love with it! The family running the place is so awesome, and we just had a great time. We found it courtesy of there being a geocache at the place, and it didn't disappoint. I wish I could remember what exactly we all had, but everything we got was different and delish. I'm really hoping that they do well and we can make that one of our first stops next time we're down...
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Old 01-24-2013   #15 (permalink)
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really a nice place and Moises a genius! I highly recomend you that place
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