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nnnnn what looks like someone's home in venezuela is actually a secret restaurant , caracas seeing a rise in clandestine dining with living rooms turning into exclusive restaurants at night , reuters correspondent garish gupta dying that one such private eatery the seafood it groovy which serves sixteen people in a backyard under a mango tree of the last few months bronze coffin doesn't legal restaurants like this , sprung up around caracas , many of the n. s. tell me that like nothing more than slipped in a normal legal restaurant however they say the economic conditions in venezuela simply won't allow them to do so with soaring inflation places like this update their prices almost every single week if they were legal restaurants the government wouldn't allow them to do so every night people here currently pay around three thousand believers per person , that equates to around ten dollars on the black market strange rate may not seem like much however on the same exchange rate among the minimum wage just twenty dollars that means a place like this resent the countries and links , we work under the table everything is paid in cash this frees us from laws that in reality don't work just out of the restaurant frustrated chefs spend hours visiting different shops and suppliers around the country , some even making trips abroad to get their hands on products like basmati rice or foreground hue up outside supermarkets is sometimes in the hundreds of thousands with the flower chicken rice real basic goods chefs and restaurateurs must do exactly the same , word of mouth orange email list for select regulars venezuelan government officials did not respond to requests for comment not chefs and restaurant owner said officials were tolerating their outlets sometimes even eating there