Doggi's in Silver Bluff: Try the Cachapa

Carina Ost
Corn pancake beats corn cake.

At an arepa bar, it's hard to think outside the crisp goodness of an arepa, but at Doggi's, try another Venezuelan delicacy.

Sure, the place proffers large, tasty arepas with fillings ranging from Guayanés cheese to pabellón criollo ($6.50 to $9.89). However, the cachapa ($8.49) just might capture your heart and taste buds.

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The cachapa comprises a semisweet corn pancake filled with queso de mano. The corn pancake has the taste of a sweet tamale and is like a flattened, fluffy corn cake. It is so much more welcoming than the dense arepa casing. The texture of the kernels comes through in certain bites, and some areas of the pancake are topped with crisp golden spots for a touch of crunch and extra depth of flavor.

The queso de mano was mozzarella-like, with a tough string-cheese consistency that simply didn't want to be cut. However, it did offset the sweetness of the pillowy pancake. For more milky relief, the inside had crema, and the cachapa was topped with organic white shredded cheese.

Adding protein ($3.50 extra) is unnecessary. The shredded beef was a bit cold and tough; plus, it'll get stuck in our teeth.

The cachapa was tasty and filling enough on its own. The massive half-moon took up the whole plate.

Carina Ost
The interior.

This dish with the sweet corn and savory cheese is a winner, but the arepa variations leave a lot to explore. Thankfully, the playful interior and friendly service make an inviting environment for delving into the menu.

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Location Info

Doggi's & More

1246 Coral Way, Miami, FL

Category: Restaurant

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Antonio Gimenez Vespa
Antonio Gimenez Vespa

you are a fucking hater Dai Mercedes. Best Venezuelan restaurant in Miami fl. Congrats!!!

Jeffrey Knight
Jeffrey Knight

I'd send back the shredded beef and insist it be tenderized and cooked some more. In the meantime, I 'd be satisfied with corn and cheese!

Ivan Henao
Ivan Henao

ño, que vaina es esa donde/cuando me la como!

J Jess Jessi Abalos
J Jess Jessi Abalos

Just don't try to go in and sit down. they have an extremely rude staff


Yea just don't try to go in and sit down.  They have an extremely rude staff.

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