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Now that I’ve relocated to a new and exciting place of work in Raleigh (yay!), I’ll be spending time getting to know the hidden gems closer to home. I’ve already checked out a few but the hottest one on the list right now is Guasaca. Which is fun to practice saying.
Guasaca is a South American arepas joint located right across Lake Boone Trail from Rex Hospital. It’s kinda like a Qudoba or Chipotle but with more fun ingredients. And those ingredients get layered into a corn cake called an arepa. Or you can get them on a salad or brown or white rice bowl.
The arepas are yummy but messy, so consider getting a fork to help shovel in all the goodies that fall out of the sandwich. I tend to like the brown rice bowl with steak, plantains, cheese, black beans and some grilled onions. You should also consider getting a side of the guasaca with some chips, which is the signature sauce made of avocado dice and pico de gallo. It’s all made fresh daily, and you can tell.