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Caracas Arepa Bar

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East Village
Venezuelan, South American
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# 93 1/2 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009
(212) 228-5062
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First time I had Venezuelan food!

Let me start off by saying that this is my first experience with Venezuelan food and I enjoyed it A LOT! We went here on a Friday night, but -spite being busy- we were able to sit down withing 20/25 minutes. I had Pabellon Criollo while my friends tried various types of arepas. Everything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
Marco86L
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Houghton, Michigan
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  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This little but authentic restaurant in the East Village is very popular! You may need to wait outside, but it's definitely worth it! The menu contains little arepa's and some tasty starters. These arepa's are like mini sandwiches. You need to order a couple of them, what makes it a whole meal. In that way you can enjoy a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

...my partner and I wrapped up night one of our stay-cation with a late (for us) dinner here. House-made root veg chips? Perfect. Guacamole? Astounding. My arepa was the holy trinity of fat: cheese, avocado and plantains. Genius. My partner and beef and pork, both, he reported, brilliant.

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Houghton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Let me start off by saying that this is my first experience with Venezuelan food and I enjoyed it A LOT! We went here on a Friday night, but -spite being busy- we were able to sit down withing 20/25 minutes. I had Pabellon Criollo while my friends tried various types of arepas. Everything tasted pretty good and portions were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

The place is tiny tiny tiny, but full of amazing food... The arepas are by far the best Venezuelan arepas I've had. My boyfriend and I love the place, we are never disappointed with this restaurant. The ambience is very relaxing, it really makes me feel like I'm in South America.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

These arepas are to DIE for. So delicious and fresh, made right in front of you. Fun to eat there or to take for a walk.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I wish I could give this a rating of 3.5 as it is certainly better than 3, but due to a couple drawbacks, I cannot give it 4. The arepas are delicious - stuffed with a pleasing balance of sweet plantains with spicy vegetables and meat, but the arepa dough itself is a bit bland. I also very much enjoyed... More 

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Hanover, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The coconut milkshake & plantains were yummy. We had a few different arepas, from plain for one of little ones to spicy for my hubby & all were great. Vegetarian options too. Very small location. Takeout good option also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The house secret recipe sauce is incredible!!!!! I even added it to the sweets.... Arepas are so good, the guacamole comes with plantain chips and is kinda perfect (and filling!!!!) and the sweet plantains with cinnamon are to die for. The chocolate dessert is a delightful change from your regular chocolate desserts with their special "twist". If you can't stand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Holy delicious!!! These arepas are really delicious. They have a pretty big variety of choices and lots of vegetarian options, which I love! I ordered the Volvere (cheese, tomato, avocado, peppers, and chimichiri). It was great. Every bite was delicious. My friend ordered the La Suena (chicken, chorizo, avocado, and chimichuri). She loved hers as well. We were both stuffed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

we went there for lunch around 2pm and the place was crowded ( it is really small). We had the soup of the day, i had the chicken, chorizo and avocado arepa and my husband has the chorizo, jalapenos arepa. Everything was succulent! The service was also good. We recommend this place for lunch

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: # 93 1/2 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 228-5062

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Venezuelan, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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