Surely, there’s no more cultured a substitute for a grilled cheese sandwich than a piping-hot arepa filled with juayanes, a handmade cheese.
This endearing spot, with flower-patterned, vinyl-covered tables, zaps you straight to Caracas. The secret is in the arepas themselves: Each patty is made from scratch daily. The pitalike pockets are stuffed
with a choice of 18 fillings, like chicken and avocado or mushrooms with tofu. Top off your snack with a cocada, a thick and creamy milk shake made with freshly grated coconut and cinnamon.
|Venue name:||Caracas Arepa Bar||Contact:|
91–93½ E 7th St
|Cross street:||between First Ave and Ave A|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sat noon–11pm; Sun noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F to Lower East Side–Second Ave, L to First Ave, 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average arepa: $4. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
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- 4 star:2
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Super reasonable. Only issue is long lines but you can go to the to-go storefront instead. The arepa sauce is probably the most addictive thing I've ever eaten.
Has a large variety of arepas and lots of vegetarians options. Their sangria is also delicious. It's a pretty small restaurant, so you may have to wait for a table!