Hola! Angel Falls Grill
Bienvenido (Welcome) to Angel Falls Grill, Perth's first Venezuelan restaurant! We were very excited to be able to experience a true South American parilla (grill) located in the heart of the CBD on Shafto Lane. Angel Falls Grill, takes its name from the breathtaking, Angel Falls (Salto Angel) which at 1,283m makes it the highest waterfall in the world. It was named after Jimmie Angel an American aviator, the first person to fly over the falls.
Our first visit was a resounding success and we will definitely be back to sample more authentic Venezuelan delights. Our booking was for 5.30pm and when we arrived we were pleased to find it was Happy Hour. Mojitos were $12, beers $5 and a basket of mini arepas with sour cream were just $3.
We started off with the mojitos and then moved onto the marvelous strawberry daiquiris. The cocktails were pleasing to both eye and palate. Kudos to the bar staff! The menu had enough variety on it to appeal to everyone from the gluten free, the vegetarians and the carnivores. You can have it all at Angel's Falls Grill - cachapas, arepas, empanadas and tasty choice cuts of meat (porterhouse, eye fillet and rump cap), as well as free range chicken from the parilla.
A cachapa is a soft pancake made with fresh corn kernels and served with fillings of your choice. We heartily recommend the 'Angel Falls Cachapa' which we had filled with succulent strips of rump cap, haloumi cheese, tomato, avocado and a serve of fried plantains. The flavours were amazing, and the plantains were a huge hit especially among those who had never tried them before. This is the beauty of Angel Falls, that you get to try Venezuelan food without leaving home.
We also enjoyed the 'Beauty Queen Cachapa' which came served with avocado, peas, shredded chicken and mozzarella, which was also extremely tasty. We accompanied this with a Papelon, a pomelo and lemon juice, that had a very unique sour and refreshing taste.
Make sure you leave room for dessert, especially the Tres Leche Cake (Three Milk Cake) as it is divine and goes down a treat with a strong coffee. The service was exceptional and we got to experience true South American hospitality.