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El Arepazo Latin Grill

Venezuelan, South American
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47 N Pearl St, Columbus, OH 43215-3501
614-228-4830
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
This location is now closed. There is another one on North High Street and this downtown location is being relocated.

Authentic Latin flavor. Arepas originate from Venezuela and are thick corn tortillas split open and stuffed with your choice of protein, lettuce, cheese, salsa, etc. The restaurant also offers entrees with sides like fried plantains and black beans. Also a nice selection of natural juices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Holly N
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Columbus, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Authentic Latin flavor. Arepas originate from Venezuela and are thick corn tortillas split open and stuffed with your choice of protein, lettuce, cheese, salsa, etc. The restaurant also offers entrees with sides like fried plantains and black beans. Also a nice selection of natural juices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

One of the best places to grab lunch downtown Columbus! Fair warning though, it is super busy and there is not much seating. Completely worth the wait - and ordering to go is always an option.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Patacon, tilapia, empanadas, --everything is super flavorful. we love to visit BOTH locations in Columbus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food has always been authentic and delicious. It is well worth the price. Just plan ahead for parking since it is downtown and you will need a walk a bit.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Love this food. Fresh and always a great meal! Love the cilantro sauce people keep coming back so it can be very busy at lunch.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The restaurant is a little small but the food compensates. The menu offers a lot of great food, with authentic flavors The service is great too.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I have been to El Arepazo three times and have always enjoyed my food. The favors are authentic and the food itself is delicious. I have had something different each visit and not been disappointed. My favorite things are two of the ceviche options, the Ohio and the Shrimp. My favorite entrees are the Bandeja Paisa and the Patacon. The... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

First of all, I love the food here. It is described as Latin American food. We ordered and picked up so we got several items and shared so I got to try a variety of dishes. I love the empanadas (both mixed and beef/cheese) and the sweet corn cake (pork). The tostada was also delish! We had ordered 2 pieces... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I ordered for 5-6 people via phone and picked it up. After reaching our respective office, we realized that cilantro sauce we ordered was missing. One of our colleague didn't get fried plantain for tostado. Food was very interesting and delicious. We will visit this place again but next time we will check before we leave. We do understand that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Easily one of my favorite eating spots in Columbus. It's tucked in an alley downtown, and parking can be tough to find. But once you find parking stroll over for some of the best Latin food. I highly recommend the mixed empanada. Good mix of rice, beans, and meat in a perfect corn shell. It's like a latin calzone. I... More 

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Additional Information about El Arepazo Latin Grill

Address: 47 N Pearl St, Columbus, OH 43215-3501
Phone Number: 614-228-4830
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Venezuelan, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 47 N Pearl St, Columbus, OH 43215-3501
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-228-4830

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Venezuelan, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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