Big Flavors at Little La Taguara
Warm up with Venezuelan treats
In Venezuela, a taguara is an unpretentious cafe. At La Taguara, big Latin flavors overshadow any lack in stature. Sconnies should find comfort in fried appetizers like cheese sticks, empanadas and tostones. A Venezuelan specialty is arepa, a hollow fried bun made from corn flour–perfect for stuffing. Big plates include generous portions of choices like slowly cooked and shredded beef, crispy fried fish and garlicky shrimp. A bottle from its fine selection of Central American and Mexican beers is the perfect complement. On a cold winter’s day, a trip here will warm your soul.
La Taguara 3502 E. Washington Ave., 721-9100, lataguara-madison.com
Dan Curd writes about food for Madison Magazine.