Boasting fresh ingredients, flavorful dishes, and fast service, El Mega Chuzo cooks up Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine in a contemporary coastal atmosphere. As early as 9 a.m. at this Sunny Isles eatery, servers sidle swiftly past customers, wielding savory specialties such as huevos pericos arepa con queso (scrambled eggs and cheese corncakes, $5.95). While El Mega Chuzo's masterpiece is its empanada ($3 for two), the Colombian restaurant's epicurean oeuvre features a wide variety of traditional treats from the region, including Sobrebarriga al la Criolla (grilled flank steak, $14.50) served with salsa, rice, beans, and plaintains. Arepas (flat, round, corncakes, $6.50+) abound, accompanied by succulent selections such as cheese, salsa, and chicken, ensuring tasty ear-foods fill bellies and inspire delighted toe taps. With occasional wine tastings and live music
promoted on their facebook page El Mega Chuzo, unlike staged readings of the phonebook, entertains until the early morning hours (1 a.m. on weekdays, 6 a.m. on weekends).