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Caracas Arepa Bar

# 93 1/2 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009 (East Village)
(212) 228-5062
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Ranked #779 of 11,646 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: South American, Venezuelan
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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157 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We came in the arepa bar after reading good reviews we sat and waited for a waiter for some time before having to signal for one to please come over and take our order (the place was half empty) we ordered 2 arepas and a fried plantains side-dish. after another wait (the table that arrived after us started getting food)... More

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Tonsberg, Norway
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We first went to the place in Brooklyn and loved it! Great atmosphere, great drinks, great food. We had never eaten arepas before, and was pleasantly surprised! A couple of days later we tried the place in Manhattan, and loved it to. Will definitely go back here next time we visit NY!

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Needham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Holy Arepas! My sister has been dying to take me to her favorite NY eatery. I was finally able to oblige her requests during a business trip to NYC. This place does not disappoint! Not only are the arepas affordable, they are DELICIOUS and filling. I tried 4 of the many options, with my favorites being the De Pabellon and... More

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Newark, Delaware, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Offering multiple menu options in venezuelan cuisine, the highlight good item is the corn floor based flat bread, arepa. When served, it looks like a sea shell popped open by rich filling...we ordered a bunch of them and the winner was the pulled pork with spicy mango sauce! Set in a quiet neighborhood in east village, the to go section... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Not many places to get arepas in DC, so I was very happy to find out about this spot in New York. Overstuffed and delicious. I definitely over ordered when I got two. But the food baby was worth it.

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Melbourne, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Recommended by a local friend and worth every dollar and every bite. I had the beef and bean arepa (de pabellon) and fried plantain with white cheese (tajadas) with the house sangria. All the food tasted fresh, the arepa was super crispy, which is just how I like it, with generous amounts of filling. Good, attentive service, plenty of water... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My first encounter with Arepas. Great little spot. Really enjoyed the food and the coconut shake was great.

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Central Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I first experienced the joy of arepas in Miami, and when visiting the NYC area, searched out a restaurant specializing in them. When I ran across the Caracas Arepa Bar, I knew my search was over. I've been to the restaurant three times now, and the food has always been terrific. The arepa are very flavorful, with an excellent texture.... More

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Very small place and no reservations taken. Long lines after around 6pm. Attentive but slow service. Coconut shake was great and refreshing. Arepas phenomenal and lots of varieties to choose from. Desserts authentic. Only wish they took reservations ... Wouldn't wait an hour to eat there.

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Small and a bit crowded since it's very narrow. Nice mix of small and large plates. Dining companion didn't like the sangria - I didn't try it myself. The pork and beef were good. Service was prompt and attentive.

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