El Caserio Virgil Los Angeles Reviews
Pleasant Surprises At A Strip Mall Dec 22, 2008
El Caserio Virgil has a mom and pop joint feel because of its location in a strip mall at a somewhat sketchy intersection of Beverly Blvd, Virgil Ave, and Temple Ave where Silverlake meets Midtown in Los Angeles.
The interior is plainly decorated...white washed walls with hand painted banana plant leaves, tablecloth-less tables, and sturdy wooden chairs.
The fare is Ecuadorean-Italian. The menu seems to have a bit of everything to appeal to anyone who comes in...soups, salads, seafood, chicken, beef, pork, and even goat and tripe.
To start, I had the empanadas de carne...it was HUGE, crispy, and very tasty.
I have never had Ecuadorean food before so I ordered bistec a caballo entree from the house specialties list. The sauce was very flavorful but the meat was a bit tough. I did love the fried plantains though.
The service was attentive but didn't hover. Overall, the place is a decent introduction to Ecuadorean cuisine.
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