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“Outstanding and affordable lunch spot”
Review of Aripo's Venezuelan Arepa House - CLOSED

Aripo's Venezuelan Arepa House
Price range: US$4 - US$15
Description: Venezuelan Restaurant in Oak Park, IL featuring the best Arepas in the Chicagoland Area. Aripo's also features Empanadas, Tequeños, Cachapas, and Venezuela's national dish: the Pabellon Criollo.
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Description: Venezuelan Restaurant in Oak Park, IL featuring the best Arepas in the Chicagoland Area. Aripo's also features Empanadas, Tequeños, Cachapas, and Venezuela's national dish: the Pabellon Criollo.
Reviewed 23 May 2013

I really don't have much to add to the comments mad by other reviewers. Arepo's is simply outstanding. For the cost of a fast food lunch you have a the opportunity to experience Venezuela street fair in Oak Park. Would be a wonderful place for a fun casual outing if they offered beer and wine or llowed BYOB. Highly recommended.

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Thank Civitas1
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

This is a sandwich shop with Venezuelan fare. Having lived in Venezuela, I was happy to find a restaurant with authentic fare. It was good and authentic. I wish there was table service and a wine and beer option. Location is handy.

Thank Lawflake
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

Historically, oak park really tried to support local small businesses, but lately its felt overrun by chains. Arepo's should remind locals of why small businesses are so important. This place has fresh and delicious food, plus it's not your run of the mill flavor profiles. My favories is the la nuestra which has shredded beef, black beans and fried plantains. it is sooooo good. The staff is friendly and conscientious. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank kk0tt
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

I volunteer at a store across the street from this place and never noticed it until one day...amazinnnggg!!! Meet the arepa! A corn-like pancake filled with pretty much whatever you want it to be filled with. My favs are A5 - De Pollo Mechado (shredded chicken) & A16 - Conuquera (Sautéed red peppers and onions with fried plantains, black beans, and grilled white cheese). I also recommend the fried plantains too! This is an awesome establishment and a family run business. You won't be disappointed!

1  Thank dclement04
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

I have never had Venezuelan food before so I don't know how authentic this place is but nevertheless the food is tasty and well priced. Service can be slow and there is not much of an atmosphere.

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Thank Attar1
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