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Aripo's Venezuelan Arepa House

118 N. Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60301
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Ranked #16 of 112 Restaurants in Oak Park
Price range: $4 - $15
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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.
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Chicago, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Loved the arepas, kachapas and pabellon. Kids loved the empanadas too. My guess is the meat dishes are fabulous too, just not for us.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I'd never heard of Arepas until I found this restaurant in Oak Park, so some friends and I decided to try them. This is a great new dish to add to your culinary experiences. Arepas are like tortillas on naan bread. I had the arepa listed on the menu as "everyone's favorite" and I enjoyed it very much. The restaurant... More 

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Oak Park, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I moved to Oak Park from a city in South Florida that saw a massive influx of Venezuelans after Chavez took power in the early 2000's. So needless to say I have had my fill of authentic Venezuelan food. I stumbled upon this place by chance and walked in. The menu consists of Venezuelan staples arepas, empanadas, cachapas, and meats.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Small restaurant in heart of Oak park. Very simple menu--empanadas, aripos (little sandwiches on delicious round crusty buns. First Venezualan restaurant I have ever encountered so I dont know how authentic it is but it was delicious! Shredded beef was just right spicy As was shredde pork. Empanada was perfectly cooked--dark golden brown and crispy. Tried all three sauces and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a quiet little place that serves great arepas. The food is fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. The only reason I didn't give it an excellent rating is because the service isn't great. You order from the counter and they bring your food to you which is fine but the person collecting the money does just that, collects the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Loved this place! I had their lunch special today which included 2 arepas and a fountain drink. Good price and delicious. Very filling I probably will just get one arepa next time.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Our meal at Aripo's was interesting, but we needed more guidance so that we didn't have so much fried food on our plates. The pabellon bowl was not bad, but just a simple lettuce salad with chicken and nothing too special. I think that we would have been more pleased if we would have enlisted the help of a waitress... More 

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Virginia Beach
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75 reviews 75 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife and I just love small, unpretentious restaurants that serve authentic ethnic food. We love them even more if they are bring-your-own-bottle. Aripo’s is all of this and more. Situated in the heart of Oak Park on Marion Street, Aripo’s is the real deal when it comes to Venezuelan food. They feature a variety of interesting appetizers, mouth watering... More 

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Geneva, IL
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went for lunch w/3 others. Aripo's is convenient to the Harlem el stop, the Oak Park Metra station and the Lake Theater (on the mall). It is south of Lake St. on Marion at Westgate (but on the east side of the street). I would avoid parking on Marion and take advantage of one of the parking lots nearby. It... More 

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chicago, il
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My daughter and I were exploring Oak Park for the first time. We found Aripo to be lovely inside and we felt like we had stepped into a small and beautifully decorated restaurant in Venezuela. The prices were reasonable. We bought an Arepa chicken sandwich for about $7 each. It had chicken, black beans, white cheese, and fried plantains. I... More 

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Address: 118 N. Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60301
Phone Number: 708-386-1313
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
Average Prices: USD 4 - 15

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