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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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89% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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344 reviews 344 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Morgantown, West Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We had dinner here after riding the scenic train in Elkins. I chose this restaurant because of it's high rating on Tripadvisor and was not disappointed. In fact, the food was delicious. The waiter's recommendations were spot on. The restaurant is in an old Elkins house and has original wood floors and is tastefully decorated. We will definitely stop here... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Since we are south americans, we know about this kind of food... is not mexican!!!! My family and I enjoyed the food, we feel like in my mother kitchen! Staff are really, really nice, and do whatever they can to give you options, and feel at home. The dishes are 100% AUTENTIC!!! my kids ate everything: empanadas, chiken soup, tostones,... More

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South Salem
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Fine Venezuelan dining in downtown Elkins...who would ever guess. This place is terrific - food, service and ambiance all hit the spot. On a recent visit, fresh picked spring ramps were available for every dish for $1...incredibly inexpensive and very good.

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Elkins, West Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Live Music every wed. and Fri night's nice relaxed atmosphere. You can check there website to see who is playing. The drink prices could be better but overall nice place to chill for the evening.

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Buckhannon, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The food was some of the best I have ever ate! The service...what can I say...Mercedes is a riot!!!!! All I can say...if you visit ask for Mercedes and have her recommend her favorite...you won't be disappointed! We will definitely be back!!!!

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Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is an awesome ethnic restaurant in otherwise American Elkins. The building is beautiful, smaller rooms with interesting paint. I loved the artwork. The menu was more Latin American than just Venezuelan. The Venezuelan soup was authentic and savory. The dishes were all excellent. The wait staff, unfortunately, reached across our group to serve the drinks and dishes. By taking... More

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WV
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have enjoyed this restaurant, both at it's old location and at the newer one. The owners are always friendly and food is consistently good. The architectural details are gorgeous and they have created a fun venue to serve their delicious, plentiful food. My husband and I don't live nearby and don't get to visit as often as we'd like,... More

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