Sol de Luna brings Venezuelan food to TCU area

Sol de Luna opened this week on University Dr.

Sol de Luna opened this week on University Dr.

If there’s a kind of food you don’t see a lot of in Fort Worth, it’s Venezuelan. Not a lot of local restaurants have arepas on their menus.

Twenty-five year-old Texas Christian University grad Frank Sigala is hoping to spread the gospel of Venezuelan cuisine with his first restaurant, Sol de Luna. The Mexican-Venezuelan fusion restaurant opened this week in the old Red Cactus space on University Dr., next to Buffalo Bros. and Dutch’s Hamburgers.

Some of the dishes at Sol de Luna are made to order.

Some of the dishes at Sol de Luna are made to order.

Sol de Luna is based on the same fast-casual concept as Red Cactus and other quick and easy restos like Chipotle. Some of the food is pre-made and stored in chafing dishes, but some of the items are made to order, such as the pepitos sandwich. The restaurant also serves empanadas, tostones, a chabella salad, in addition to more mainstream Mexican fare like tacos, burritos and quesadillas.

Steak and chicken pepitos at Sol de Luna.

Steak and chicken pepitos at Sol de Luna.


Sol de Luna's chicken and avocado arepa, served with a side of corn sauce.

Sol de Luna’s chicken and avocado arepa, served with a side of corn sauce.

The restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast items include tacos and migas. There’s coffee, too; the coffee bar is equipped with a high-end Simonelli espresso machine.

Hours are 7am-11pm daily. 3005 S. University Dr.

Sol de Luna fuses Mexican and Venezuelan food.

Sol de Luna fuses Mexican and Venezuelan food.

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