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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: Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eat Like a Local

Delicious and Unique. Eat like a local at this true New York style restaurant (ie. amazing food in t-i-g-h-t spaces). The Arepas are honestly amazing and authentic and are so darn affordable that you'll be tempted to get a little of everything on the menu. Doesn't take reservations, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Allie M
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usa
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usa
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious and Unique. Eat like a local at this true New York style restaurant (ie. amazing food in t-i-g-h-t spaces). The Arepas are honestly amazing and authentic and are so darn affordable that you'll be tempted to get a little of everything on the menu. Doesn't take reservations, and subsequently isn't great for groups over 4. Expect a wait most... More 

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Thank Allie M
New York
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food tastes good. Good Vegetartian options. Pricing is reasonable. Place is small, caters more to the student crowd. Service fluctuates- between awesome and OMG. Arepas are an interesting dish .

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Thank nara_NY
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their Venezuelan arepas are delicious, delicious, and delicious. There are like 2 on their menu that do not fit that description, but most of them are delicious. It is a small place, and at times a bit hard to get a table, so, plan ahead and don't come here starving, allowing time to be seated (waiting time). They have a... More 

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Thank haroldbox
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was born and raised in Venezuela so I know what a good arepa should taste like. I tried their Reina Pepiada and have to say that it was OK, not the best I have had in NYC but still pretty decent. Service was pretty slow and the tables seem to be too close to each other in my opinion.

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Thank Felix B
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Found this restaurant by accident but we were pleasantly surprised by the quality this cuisine. We tried their pork arepas, and took two plates with mixed goods. First time trying Venezuelan food- its great! Service was exceptional.

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Thank Konstantin B
Dubai
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

I had the beef reina arepa. The was the first time it's like an Arabic bread made with tapioca. Really yummy it's open till late. I went there for a late dinner 11 pm.

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Thank Ka W
New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

As a New Yorker for over 10 years who grew up in Texas, I'm crazy surprised this place is ranked so averagely. I guess Tripadvisor can't always be accurate. The place is tight, dark, and somewhat lacking in decor. The location is tough (far from a subway) but I always try to go if I'm in the Lower East Side... More 

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Thank CarlNewYork
New York City, New York
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61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Came here for a late dinner and was exceptionally pleased! We ordered under my friend's suggestion: Tequeños (deep fried white cheese sticks wrapped in wheat flour dough), Tajadas (fried sweet plantains with aged cheese), a variety of Arepas (La Pelúa, La del Gato, De Pollo, La Jardinera) and a few Micheladas cocktails... what a night! Delicious food, great drinks and... More 

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Thank TrustfulLove
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I've walked by a hundred times. Always busy, always smiling people and good vibes. Stopped in the other day because the Arepa Factory was closed. Amazing food, decent sangria, and super friendly staff (except one waitress who didn't smile or talk but was none the less efficient.) I'll be going back very soon.

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Thank Timosabe
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Popular Venezulan with a fairly hectic atmosphere. Be prepared to wait. We enjoyed the Arapas accompanied by plantain chips at the time, but not their after effects (which lasted a good couple of days).

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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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