Time Out Market, the world's first food and cultural markets based on editorial curation, announces an exciting new addition to its culinary lineup in Miami. Arepitas Bar, owned by beloved local restaurateurs and business partners Chef Cesar Zapata and Anice Meinhold, will bring outstanding Colombian dishes and retro vibes to the market. The pair also own Pho Mo, located within Time Out Market Miami, and Phuc Yea which both bring Viet-Cajun techniques and flare to South Florida.
Launching on Friday, May 7, Arepitas Bar will serve an array of Colombian items that are perfect for a quick snack or a flavorful meal. Bites, also called “para picar,” will include items such as Colombian Empanadas, colombian style beef hand pies with potatoes, and tomato onion “ají”; Salchi Papas, crispy pork chicharrón with colombian chorizo, tater tots, and salsa rosada; and Patacón, crispy smashed plantain with fresh avocado, tomato, cilantro, onion “hogao”, and lime. The main event will be the arepas, but these are not your average arepas. Guests can savor options like the Buffalo Arepa, buttermilk marinated fried chicken, sweet ‘n tangy slaw, buffalo sauce, dill pickles and blue cheese crumbles; the Miami Deli Arepa, smoked salmon, scallion cream cheese, pickled red onions, capers, and everything bagel spice; or La Fancy Arepa, arepa de choclo, queso del campo and truffle honey. Each arepa has the option to add various upgrades like a fried egg, extra avocado, and more. Lastly, the restaurant will offer a Cazuela de Frijoles which includes cargamanto beans, rice, chicharrón, chorizo, plantains and a fried egg.
To celebrate the opening of Arepitas Bar, Time Out Market will be hosting a night full of Colombian music, Aguardiente shots and bar specials on Friday, May 7 from 4 to 11 PM. For every order placed at Arepitas Bar, guests get a free shot of Auguardiente as they enjoy their unique and mouthwatering dishes. Bar specials include $1 Aguardiente all day and 1 Liter Refajo pitchers for $12.
Opening Event Schedule: 4 - 11 PM
- 6 - 9 PM: Live Vallenato Music
- 6 - 10 PM: DJ Juan Colombian Set
- All Day: Drink Specials
Didier Souillat, CEO of Time Out Market, commented: “Cesar and Ani have created such an excellent product with their first concept, Pho Mo, and we are dedicated to showing even more of Miami’s best with the introduction of their second concept, Arepitas Bar. Arepitas Bar will bring delicious South American cuisine to our collection of exciting food to the Market.”
Time Out Market Miami continues to prioritize the health and safety of guests, employees, eateries and their teams. In addition to ample space for social distancing, Time Out Market Miami has implemented new systems and safety precautions to ensure guests have an enjoyable and safe dining experience. Enhanced measures include advanced technology air circulation, glass table partitions, plexiglass shields at counters, additional cleaning crews and personal protective equipment for staff. To see Time Out Market’s new hours of operation, visit Time Out Miami’s site.