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El Gran Sabor

413 Kerens Avenue, Elkins, WV 26241
(304) 636-8200
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Ranked #2 of 44 restaurants in Elkins
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Venezuelan
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Elkins, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Their outdoor seating area is really nice in the summer and even in the fall before it gets too cool. Live music is a frequent thing in the back where they keep the bar, and the casual dining room in the front is really nice. It's a Venezuelan restaurant and the menu offers authentic options. There's something for everyone though.... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had supper here in late July for the sole reason that we read the reviews on Trip Advisor. We probably never would have found it, but we are so glad we did! It's housed in an old house with extremely friendly and helpful staff. We had never had Venezuelan food before, and the waitress told us the Dinner Capahapa... More

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Newport News, Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We loved this restaurant. We have lived in Venezuela and were craving the Arepas. It's in a very quaint house with great decor. We highly recommend this place.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unusual food. Guess that's why I didn't care much for it. Reserved a table, but a group of guests sat themselves at it, so we were put in the back room, which is the bar. The entertainment was not very good and made it hard to talk with friends. The chef was not there that day, so limited selection.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We were not expecting to find a somewhat exotic restaurant in the mountains of West Virginia, but this one was a pleasant surprise. We ordered pork and chicken arepas and empanadas and enjoyed both of them. We would share a meal if we went back as neither of us could finish the meal. We had started it with chips and... More

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Seymour
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I enjoyed the surf and turf chapacha I got here. It had interesting and good flavors, especially when using the salsas they serve it with. They also have a good beer selection.

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Elkins
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Came here to visit for Augusta and ate at el gran sabor. BEST FOOD I HAVE EVER ATE! Everything around was fabulous to the food, drinks, wait staff, and atmosphere. They also have live music on Wednesdays and Fridays. Definitely recommend this to anyone in the area.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

For years, Elkins has been the traffic bottleneck we had to get through in order to get to either Snowshoe or points north (Canaan Valley, Seneca Rocks, Spruce Knob, etc.) Now, we have a reason to stop. Not only can we get delicious Venezuelan cuisine, but they carry beers from the newly opened Big Timber Brewery. The service was friendly,... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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352 reviews 352 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Visited with hopes of an interesting and positive experience but left disappointed. Soup starters were initially served lukewarm so needed to be reheated. But, the taste was somewhat insipid and uninspired. A salad starter was dreadful, being limp and tasteless. Additional starters of cornmeal wrapped beef were a tasty success. The star was the tilapia judged as excellent. Steak fajitas... More

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Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

A surprise in the middle of West Virginia! Lots of waitstaff and even met the owner briefly. This food is the real deal, no nasty sticky rice or refried bean gruel. The tostones and the sauces are so good. The rice is fluffy and flavorful. My capachas were to die for. Get the chicken soup, flavorful, you won't be sorry.... More

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