Whether they’re filled with juicy strands of Venezuelan-style shredded beef or with Guyanese cheese, sweet plantains and avocado, the stuffed corn pastries at this cheery, no-frills eatery make for a satisfying meal all on their own. Try the simple cheddar version, which doesn’t push limited palates too far from the grilled-cheese comfort zone, and wash it down with tamarind juice, brown-sugar lemonade or chicha, a cinnamon-rice drink.
|Venue name:||Arepas Cafe|
33-07 36th Ave
|Cross street:||between 33rd and 34th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11am–10pm; Fri, Sat 11am–11pm; Sun noon–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N to 36th Ave, R to 36th St|
|Price:||Average arepa: $7. MC, V|