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Venezuelan Arepas Will Soon Debut at Mastrantos in The Heights

The brand new restaurant will open any time now


A new restaurant called Mastrantos is set to debut very soon in the Heights from a Venezuelan couple who are new to the restaurant industry.

According to the restaurant’s Facebook page, it’ll throw open its doors any time now at 927 Studewood Street, Suite 100. Owners Mari and Xavier Godoy decided to leave their corporate jobs and start a venture together in the restaurant industry, according to an interview with Voyage Houston, naming the restaurant after a flowering plant found at Mari’s family’s Venezuelan ranch.

While menu details are scant at this point, the restaurant’s social media pages indicate that former executive chef of Tiny Boxwoods, Tony Castillo, will head up Mastrantos culinary efforts with a globally influenced menu using minimally processed ingredients sourced from local Texas farms and abroad. Instagram posts suggest that traditional Venezuelan arepas will be on offer, plus croissants made in-house in Mastrantos’ “dough lab” that are filled with fruit or Nutella.

Mastrantos officially debuts on Thursday, December 13 for breakfast and the following Tuesday, December 18 for dinner. Hours of operation for breakfast service will be Tuesday through Friday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., and dinner service Tuesday through Saturday 5 to 10 p.m. First quarter of next year, it will roll out extended hours for breakfast, lunch, and dinner: Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.