Bae Latin Food in Carmel, Indiana

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Owners Michele Beauperthuy and Alberto Araujo opened Bae Latin Food back in March of 2020 just two days before the pandemic shut all the restaurants down. Talk about the worst time to open a brand new business!

But with over twenty years in the restaurant industry, the two childhood friends decided to pivot and change to carryout only in order to try to give their newly opened restaurant a fighting chance.

The set-up of Bae is very much like a typical fast food establishment – order from the wide variety of Latin inspired dishes like bowls, sandwiches or tacos. Your food is prepared quickly and served with signature sauces that bring a little bit of Venezuela to Indiana.

I topped my Yucca fries with the parsley infused sauce and it was a delicious condiment to an already suburb side.

For my main dish, I had the Venezuelan bowl which includes rice, beans, plantains and a flavorful shredded beef. I hadn’t seen fried plantains on a menu around here, so you can bet I was excited to find them!

There is something for everyone on the menu, however if you are looking for lots of spice, you won’t find that here. Everything is subtle, so I recommend adding the sauce if you want to take it up a notch.

When I went, I had some great conversations with the owner and employees and I think they have a bright future. Once the dust has settled on the pandemic, they’d like to expand and hopefully to the south side so I don’t have to run up to Carmel if I want my Latin food fix 🙂

If you live in the Indianapolis area, make sure you visit this local up and coming hot spot! I can’t wait to go back to try something different. Thank you so much for having me, Bae Latin Food!

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