Valencia Luncheria

South American Restaurant, Arepa Restaurant, and Brazilian Restaurant
164 Main St (at Center Ave), Norwalk, CT 06851, United States
Hours:
Closed until 6:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue
    • 6:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 6:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.0/10

Based on 202 votes

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  • arepas
  • empanadas
  • seafood
  • guasacaca
  • sandwiches
  • burritos
  • margaritas
  • breakfast food
  • baby back ribs
  • chorizo
  • steak
  • brunch food
  • authentic
  • crab
  • great value
  • yucca fries
  • picnic tables
  • BYOB
  • Coconut Rum
  • off-menu items
  • CTbites

    Get here early, and order arepas, ceviche and the steak al parilla. If you're like me, you can also season liberally with the house chipotle sauce they put on every table.

    CTbites · February 26, 2011
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  • Jeffrey S.

    Nutella and Creamcheese Empanada

    Jeffrey Sherman-Thompson · March 9, 2010
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  • Morgan J.

    I've yet to find something the Guasacaca sauce wasn't good on.

    Morgan Johnston · May 1, 2010
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  • Wil S.

    Cash only. Best arepas and empanadas. Get the Works for a taste festival of South America. Best to go off times due to its popularity and limited seating. Take out may be the best option.

    Wil S · February 9, 2012
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  • Dana O.

    Arepas, empanadas, burritos so big it looks like there are babies inside.

    Dana O. · March 19, 2010
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  • Lisa IBB S.

    *Mango & Brie Arepa*La ensalada de Casa*Yuca Fries....blunch of champions...don't forget to dip everything in the Guasacaca

    Lisa IBB Somma · November 11, 2010
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  • Josh F.

    The Breakfast Burritos are delectable.

    Josh Francia · July 15, 2010
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  • Willys

    One of the best lunch places in the area, and with a much more spacious new location.

    Willys · August 30, 2012
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  • Kathe M.

    Drinks are overly priced

    Kathe Marin · July 29, 2012
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  • Skip P.

    Venezuelan beach food that is not to be missed. Bring cash. Great stuff as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (it is actually non of those but that's ok).

    Skip Ploss · August 17, 2011
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  • Philip W.

    Try the chocolate plantain empaneda!

    Philip Wesson · February 28, 2010
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  • Ashley P.

    The AmEx deal is fake. They don't honor it as they shouldn't. Oh well. But the food still is amaaazing!

    Ashley Peterson · July 21, 2012
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  • Jennifer L.

    Baliadas are the best!!!

    Jennifer Lambert · June 10, 2012
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  • Nancy P.

    Try the banana chocolate chip bread pudding or the flan for dessert. Both were delicious.

    Nancy Prestigiacomo · May 19, 2014
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  • Nancy P.

    Come here with a good appetite. Food is great. Place is crowded a lot so you may want to plan out coming here

    Nancy Prestigiacomo · May 18, 2014
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  • Annie M.

    A fiesta in my mouth like whoa! Arepas make my taste buds pop bottles ♥

    Annie Markham · February 1, 2014
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  • Alex H.

    Pernil arepa, green sauce

    Alex Hennessey · August 10, 2013
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  • Michaela V.

    Get the Josie Rose! Best drink I've ever had!

    Michaela Visconti · February 14, 2013
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  • Doug H.

    Green sauce is awesome, get two areas and maybe a side and you'll be full

    Doug Helferich · January 6, 2013
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  • mark f.

    Was cash only. But now they take cards.

    mark famous · October 19, 2012
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  • Michelle C.

    MSN Food names The Domingo Arepa (spinach, bacon, onion and queso) as one of the top 10 foodie reasons to visit the east coast

    Michelle C. · September 18, 2012
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  • Susie B.

    Put the green sauce on everything!

    Susie Barker · August 31, 2012
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  • Drew P.

    Pernil = delicious slow cooked pork

    Drew Pennetti · May 2, 2012
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  • Franco C.

    Healthy frittata was amazing. Healthy but very tasty especially with the green sauce.

    Franco Cabral · October 16, 2011
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  • Daniel D.

    Maura, why is that!?

    Daniel Del Ferraro · September 30, 2011
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  • Miriam M.

    The best brunch in Norwalk! Eggs Benneditos!

    Miriam Moscovici · September 25, 2011
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  • Brian B.

    Food was excellent! The service? Not so much. Took over 25 minutes to get a drink and order after waiting for a table. Staff may want to stop text messaging and wait on customers. Just order To Go.

    Brian B. · September 11, 2011
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  • Lisa IBB S.

    The special Coconut Shrimp & Guacamole arepa = heaven

    Lisa IBB Somma · December 22, 2010
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  • David G.

    Turkey club wrappp with avocado and a Lu arepa on the side

    David Gannalo · October 21, 2010
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  • Jeffrey M.

    The baby back ribs are amazing!

    Jeffrey Marron · August 15, 2010
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  • Terri Z.

    BYOB welcome! Stop by the package store down the street before dinner

    Terri Z · July 24, 2010
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  • Abel L.

    Awesome. Perfect lunch spot once you escape from the city. Chilaquiles and shrimp tacos at brunch were fantastic.

    Abel Lenz · May 22, 2010
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  • Al S.

    Closed on Tuesdays for dinner? WTF?

    Al Silverstein · May 19, 2010
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  • Jorge G.

    I tried the chocolate baby back ribs on the special menu. Ummmm very interesting combination of flavors. Liked it very much u have to try it

    Jorge Guaman · April 28, 2010
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  • Tim R.

    Very busy. Try going a little before or after standard meal times.

    Tim Robb · February 14, 2010
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  • Jessica P.

    Friendly staff, many great choices and good variety.

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  • Nicole P.

    Arepas and empanadas are really good from here. So many choices. The one I didn't like was the pork with ginger and soy, it was a little harsh, nothing to make it more palatable.

    Nicole Pencola · January 13
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  • Andrew G.

    The arenas and the empanadas are cheap and delicious. Get a fruit juice with your meal

    Andrew Gargiso · December 29, 2014
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  • mark f.

    Just had amazing dinner from specials - Brussel sprout leaves with chorizo, beets, toasted almonds. Lentil and chorizo soup. Crab and lobster cake with roasted corn obviously from the cob. Delicious.

    mark famous · November 15, 2014
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  • John D.

    #1. You must eat here. #2. Eric was an amazing bartender who made the experience just as great as the arepas and the empanadas. Just to warn you, you will want to come back!

    John Duarte · October 26, 2014
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  • Bri F.

    Great authentic food. Arepa and empanadas pictured. Our waiter was only okay, but the food made up for it. A lot of cocktails to choice from and a huge beer list. Burritos are huge.

    Bri Flan · September 28, 2014
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  • Alex

    Pay 10 dollars for a margarita, but the amount of ice is at 2 thirds versus the drink. Also empanadas are the best they offer

    Alex · September 27, 2014
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  • Amy W.

    Arepas, empanadas, Bloody Mary bar

    Amy Wells · September 19, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Valencia's Luncheria as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives , Unique Eats Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Iuliia S

    Cuban sandwich to die for! And chilled avocado soup is great for summer

    Iuliia S · August 24, 2014
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  • Jared

    Everything is delicious. First timers should get "the works" which allows you to choose multiple things. Drown everything in the green sauce too

    Jared · August 10, 2014
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  • Charles G.

    Arepas are so good!

    Charles Guerrero · August 7, 2014
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  • Fresh P.

    Great place for lunch and dinner. Everything fresh. Their smoothies are the best in town.

    Fresh Prince · August 4, 2014
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  • mark f.

    Always good. Everything is delicious.

    mark famous · July 25, 2014
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  • Jessica W.

    AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING.

    Jessica Wojcik · March 19, 2010
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