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Viva Las Arepas

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Spanish, Venezuelan
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1616 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (Formerly I Love Arepas)
(702) 366-9696
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A top spot eatery in Las Vegas.

There's a reason this is such a highly rated grub joint. The food is amazing, the space is clean and welcoming and the staff is friendly with quick service. If you're thinking of going there, stop thinking and just go. You won't be disappointed. Try the smoked chicken arepa, a side of fries with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
MRK321
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New York City, New York
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Binghamton, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We had the tongue, beef and chicken arepas and it was satisfying but no mouth party here. Better than most fast food places but nothing compared to other top restaurants in the area. It doesn't merit the high rating it has on trip advisor-probably most of the people rating it likely just go to fast food places, as it is... More 

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New York City, New York
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99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

There's a reason this is such a highly rated grub joint. The food is amazing, the space is clean and welcoming and the staff is friendly with quick service. If you're thinking of going there, stop thinking and just go. You won't be disappointed. Try the smoked chicken arepa, a side of fries with the lime/cane sugar drink. They provide... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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148 reviews 148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The neighborhood is a bit seedy, the building plain and you order at the counter. But the food is excellent - all prepared on the spot. The arepas are wonderful and you can order black beans and plantains as sides to go with them. Special bonus: the arepas are gluten-free. I will make sure to eat here when in Las... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Everything was outstanding! The yucca fries are the best weve ever had. The arepas we ordered were flavorful and filling. Will definitely return. To the person who gave this place a one-star rating and said that people from german-speaking countries should avoid: maybe viva las arepas isnt your style, but this is not a one-star establishment. I encourage everyone to... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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166 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I visit Vegas 2-3 times a year and I am amazed that I never knew about this place before. It is on the strip north of the Stratosphere by the wedding chapels. It was some of the best food I have ever had. We started with the Reina Pepiada arepa, which is a Venezuelan style of sandwich with chicken, avocado,... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I got carried away and ordered so much but I'm glad I did since I got to bring it home and savor it. It's my first time to have Venezuelan food and would definitely be back if I'm in the area again. Mmmmmmm good!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We were yesterday there, we had arepas and cachapas and they were pretty good. The people who work there were really nice.

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Bullhead City, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I mean sometimes you eat great food and sometimes you eat mind blowing food... this was mind blowing. The flavors were out of this world and the price was right. I read some reviews about it being in a sketchy neighborhood and yea... it is. But don't let that stop you because you will seriously miss out. The staff is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Super friendly owners-- and absolutely delicious food! We were skeptical because of the location and type of restaurant, but we were SO GLAD we went!! We'll definitely come back. The food was delicious! Good flavors of smoked chicken, avocado, lettuce and tomato. Yum!!!

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Top Contributor
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I loved this place. It's so authentic & delicious, I highly recommend that you try their arepas & their empanadas they're to die for. They are really big & they have an assortment of items that you can put into your arepas. The aguas frescas are really good. I really liked the mango drink. The pricing is cheap & it's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1616 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89104 (Formerly I Love Arepas)
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Las Vegas
  • Phone Number: (702) 366-9696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Venezuelan
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?