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Arepas are the signature item at Alma Cocina Latina.
Arepas are the signature item at Alma Cocina Latina. (Colby Ware / Baltimore Sun)

Alma Cocina Latina — the popular Canton restaurant known for its Venezuelan-infused cuisine — is opening a second location at the American Visionary Art Museum.

The new restaurant will be called Cielo Verde, or Green Sky, and will take over the space formerly occupied by the vegetarian-centric Encantada.

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A spokeswoman for Alma Cocina said that the new establishment will double as a cafe and an event space that can be rented for weddings, parties and other celebratory occasions.

Cielo Verde will feature food influenced by South American, Caribbean and Mediterranean cultures — inclulding Alma Cocina’s popular line of skillet breads or “arepitas.”

The new venture is expected to open within the next several weeks; Cielo Verde has already begun catering events in the 3rd floor space.

A rental brochure for the museum states that the restaurant can seat up to 65 guests or accommodate 100 for a standing cocktail party. The brochure adds that events can take place both inside and outside on the terrace.

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