I was visiting Durham and decided to try Guasaca on a whim. The food is fresh and taste great. Definitely try the chips and salsa!
Dec 15, 2022
I had the Vegetarian Arepa with plantains added in, and also the Crispy Chicken Arepa to eat. It was delicious! Packed with scrumptious flavors.
Dec 4, 2022
You know that diagram that has good, cheap, and fast? The idea is you can only choose two of the three options because it’s so rare to find all three. Guasaca lives comfortably in the sweet spot of all three descriptors. I can confidently say that because it’s a big part of the reason I’ve visited Guasaca pretty much at least once a week for the past year and a half.
Good. I’m admittedly biased because I love Latin-American food. I grew up eating it a few times a week (my mom is Panamanian) and it’s always been my comfort food. However, I can be picky when it comes to the staples like rice, plantains, and chicken. Guasaca absolutely delivers on all of this and more. The bowl options are fantastic and the arepas are a nice departure from the typical burrito or something you might get at Chipotle.
Cheap. Cheap can have a bad connotation in a city where you have so many delicious options but trust me when I say cheap it does not reflect the quality of the food. You can get a filling arepa for under $10 and you can get a hearty bowl for around $12 (as of Nov 2022). These prices are a huge reason that I pick up Guasaca so often. It is consistently delicious and I know exactly what I’m going to get for my money which isn’t always the case at cheaper spots.
Fast. When I order online they consistently beat the estimated order complete time. They use toast tab for their ordering system so you don’t have to fiddle with any one-off logins or funky systems. A heads up for those of you that prefer ordering in person: I have had a few slower experiences when ordering at Guasca. Usually, it’s because there’s someone who isn’t quite sure what they want to order or how to best order. They also sometimes have big group orders that can add to the wait time. However, I’ve never had either of these issues when ordering online so I definitely recommend that route unless you’d like to dine-in.
Pro-tips: try the guasca with their chips, try the dessert cup, and definitely try all the sauces to see which is your favorite.
Order in the picture: grilled chicken bowl with white rice, baked plantains, cheese and garlic sauce.
Nov 6, 2022
The Arepas are great. Food is always fresh and service is super fast.
Sep 24, 2022
The food is amazing, but I have tried to use their “curbside” twice and both times the phone numbers listed online and on the parking signs just went to a general message that the number was unavailable. I asked the first time and the cashier said that the phones were out. When it happened again, I realized it wasn’t just a one-time thing. Love the food, but don’t think I’ll be back.
Sep 19, 2022
I had the Vegetarian Arepa with plantains added in, also the Crispy Chicken Arepa to eat. It was delicious! Packed with delicious flavors.
Aug 12, 2022
I had always heard about it but first time i actually went into the store. I got one of their new Honey BBQ Arepa...man... I dunno who they got in the back, but it tasted like it was made by a chef!
It was so delicious... I'm taking the second one back to my spouse. You know when the food is soo good, you gotta share it?!!
I'll definitely be back! I get the hype now, also got a free drink w/ the order of Arepas, so yea I'll be back!
Jul 26, 2022
Limited options, but what they have, they do right!
Delicious arepas and friendly employees!
Clean eating area. Patio and indoor seating.
Jul 3, 2022
Tried Arepas for the first time and this place serves great quality and the quantity of meat is good too. Best part is you can customize them. Hope they expand in Charlotte Metro location.
Jun 28, 2022
Great food for a great price! Arepas are a really fun departure from tacos/burritos. If you don't eat a lot one might be enough for you which makes this the mythical 5 dollar meal. Two for $10 will leave you stuffed!
My wife and I tried the vegan and the shredded beef, both were great. Make sure you ask for the cilantro lime sauce and pour it over everything.
Jun 12, 2022
Not a bad place to visit for lunch. Very clean. The prices are on par for local eateries, but won't break the bank of the casual diner.
I wasn't a fan of their salsa verde (thicker and less spicy than I expected) but that isn't a real deal breaker.
Overall, good portions for the price.
May 13, 2022
This place will change your life. You’ll be wanting to start buying bags of empty arepas and eating them at home. I don’t know how they make that doe but hats off to the chef. Delicious
Mar 29, 2022
Tasty quick lunch for under $10. I ate one outside the restaurant using the outside seating and then enjoyed the second arepa for lunch the next day.