What You'll Get
Venezuela is most known for its beauty queens, who mirror the country's traditional cuisine by being hot, sweet, and grilled to perfection. Devour some breathtakingly attractive fare with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of authentic Venezuelan coffee and cuisine at Coupa Café. This Groupon is only valid at the Beverly Hills location.
Venezuelan cuisine combines influences from European, African, and Native American culinary traditions into one cohesively tongue-punching package. After absorbing the content of the menu through your hands, begin sampling the tradition-steeped fare with a pasapalos starter like the marachuchitos (cheese wrapped in sweet fried plantains, $7) before an order of traditional Venezuelan arepas, such as the reina pepiada (a traditional chicken salad with avocado; $8). Heartier entrees, like the vegan delight panini (sautéed cucumbers, olives, red peppers, onions, mushrooms, and spinach; $10), flat-iron steak ($21), and prosciutto pizza ($14) help make the menu more round and complete than a circle drawn with a crooked compass.
The café features an open-timbered roof and tropical colors to create a naturalized atmosphere for the consumption of single-origin, fair-trade Venezuelan coffee ($1.75–$2.25). If caffeine makes your whiskers twitch, keep the theme alive and quench thirst with a tall, cool papelon con limon (lemon juice with raw brown sugar cane, $3.50) or traditionally quenchifying chicha (traditional Venezuelan rice drink, $4). While sipping, soak in the bright and lively surroundings before exiting the eatery via an energetic conga line inspired by the ambience.
The Review Connection calls Coupa Café the Best Venezuelan Cuisine and Coffee in California. More than 35 Citysearchers seem to agree, giving the café five stars. More than 60 Yelpers and 10 Insider Pagers give it an average of four, and OpenTable diners give an average rating of 3.9:
- While most would not expect to find such a gem serving affordable and authentic Venezuelan cuisine in Beverly Hills, this full service restaurant undoubtedly deserves more recognition. – Review Connection
- The Tres Leches cake at Coupa Cafe is UNREAL--- I highly highly recommend it. They also have a very good selection of coffee drinks, desserts, crepes, salads and the famous arepas. – AMALIA11111, CitySearch
- This place gets Venezuelan cuisine right, the food is delicious and completely authentic. I hadn't thought of Venezuelan food as high dining but one sip of chicha and I was shouting "Chevere!" – Andrew F., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 8, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Valid at Beverly Hills location only. Tax & gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers or happy hour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.