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Aripo's Venezuelan Arepa House

118 N. Marion St, Oak Park, IL 60301
708-386-1313
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Ranked #30 of 110 restaurants in Oak Park
Price range: $4 - $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.
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chicago, il
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 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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Okemos, Michigan
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153 reviews 153 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012 via mobile

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.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 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,... More

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011 via mobile

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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This new restaurant is great for a delicious and unique lunch. This was my first time trying Venezuelan cuisine and I loved it. The arepas are amazing and there are so many choices! Did I mention that it is inexpensive also? I am definitely coming here again.

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