This past weekend I had dinner at La Casa de Pedro, which describes itself as offering a true taste of Venezuelan hospitality and fine Spanish cuisine. The restaurant is conveniently located next door to The New Rep Theatre where I saw their production of The Kite Runner.
Casa de Pedro is a warm and inviting restaurant with a nice patio for dining outside, a large bar and even larger indoor dining room. Main plates range significantly in price, but dinner for two including a shared starter, two drinks and main plates cost $70.00 with tip; more than reasonable considering the portions and how delicious it was to eat.
We started our meal with calamari ($10.50). No need to ask for lemon wedges as the lightly fried calamari was heavily seasoned with lemon juice which was nicely offset by the heat of the jalapenos. Just as we were finishing the plate of calamari our main plates were served. The portions were surprisingly large but so savory we both finished our meals without hesitation.
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Caraquena (above left) is $17.99 and includes chicken tenderloins, sirloin strips, and Spanish sausage sautéed with Spanish spices. The plate also included rice, beans and plantains. The meat was flavorful, heavily salted and complemented my cold beer.
The Fish Tacos (above right) is $15.50 and was equally delicious albeit lighter. The three tacos filled with tilapia had a distinctly grilled flavoring was accompanied by rice, beans, fried yucca and plantains.
I will come back to Casa de Pedro. It makes for the perfect place to grab dinner before seeing a show at the New Rep Theatre and who doesn’t love dinner and a show? You can see Casa de Pedro’s full menu here.