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Caracas Arepa Bar

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East Village
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91 E. 7th St., New York City, NY 10009
+1 212-228-5062
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat and came accross this sweet little arepa bar in East Village. Nice, tasty arepas! Friendly and speedy service too. Great! Place is tiny though, you may have to queue. :)

Thank Issy A
New Jersey
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The food here is highly recommended. I had an arepa and the plantains and both were very tasty without being too greasy. The only reason for the 4/5 is the atmosphere. The restaurant is very small and cramped and it is very dark. This makes the eating experience rather uncomfortable. I would probably still return though for the food (maybe... More 

Thank Matthew L
Kihei, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Super delicious food. Very authentic Venezuelan food. They don't take reservations. Don't go with a big party, there simply isn't space. I love that all menu options can be served with tofu instead of meat.

Thank ERoe11
New York City, New York
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1,710 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 727 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The fire virtually destroyed the building. Nobody was harmed, and the building didn't sustain structural damage, but damage to the restaurant itself is extensive. The owner is quoted as saying the investigation is still underway, but it's believed the blaze began in either the restaurant's kitchen or the building's basement. Besides fire and smoke damage, Araujo says they're also looking... More 

Thank robcurtross
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

I frequently visit the place and, for a Venezuelan, any good arepa, fried plantains, and a good beer always sounds great. But in my last three visits, I noticed the arepas were not fresh and rather reheated which makes no sense for a place that is always packed and hence has lots of food turn around. I loved the place... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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226 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Average service - not overly friendly. There was a kind of smell in the place which we couldn't identify. The tequenos were pretty good but a bit too oily. The arepas too were ok but not sure if made with harina PAN. Had a different taste to them. Still, at least it's cheap. Go if you want a taste of... More 

Thank OliverPerth_WA
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch and it was quite quiet which suited us perfectly. The food is outstanding: my sister had The La Surena arepa with grilled chicken, Venezuelan sausage and avocado plus a gazpacho soup ($9.75 - a lunch deal for any arepa with either a soup or a salad). I had the Pabellon Criollo ($18) - delicious shredded... More 

Thank Eva J
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Wow!! Truly incredibly food at this spot. It's a small but cozy restaurant in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn. For appetizers, we had the ceviche, yoyos, and croquetas. Far and away, the yoyos were the star here. These are plantains with cheese deep fried in a cinnamon batter. It comes with some maple syrup type sauce. It reminded me of... More 

Thank Jessica A
North Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This is literally a hole in the wall but the food and ambiance are excellent. The place was full so after a short wait we were sit at the bar where we got personalize attention and a direct view of the kitchen that was very clean and well organized. We started with the Tostones Mocheros and the Chips followed some... More 

Thank Martin G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is a place to go when it is all about he food! A hole-in-the-wall gem! Everything was delicious - De Pabellon and Los Muchachos were my favourite. When you go to New York City, be sure to visit this restaurant - it is truly one of a kind!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 E. 7th St., New York City, NY 10009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-5062

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