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Caracas Arepa Bar

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Neighborhood:
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 82
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  • 86
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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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
Holy delicious arepas!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Jvalliant
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  • Dining on a budget
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Detroit, Michigan
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243 reviews 243 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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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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Montreal, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I come here every time I am in NYC. It is a must. I love their arepas so much!! This time I was in a hurry and they served me so quickly that I was in and out in 20 mins: no hassle. You can also linger if you want though :)

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Hartland, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Good service. Helpful with food recommendations. Really fun atmosphere. Music playing. We went early and there wasn't a problem getting a seat. The arepas were great and different. The potato appetizer, the coconut cake both yummy. Very small restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I would not say that this place reminds me of Venezuela (Brooklyn location); the entrance is a bar with great ambiance and music, but you have to look around to find a little here and there of our divine country; now, if you plan to eat then you get to enjoy the Venezuelan menu. I was very happy of taking... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The food and service at Caracas was fantastic. The food has a home cooked feel and is simple but super tasty. We ordered the national dish along with the pillowy little pockets of deliciousness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

These small arepitas venezolanas are the most delicious thing ever. No wonder why the place is always packed!! My favorite is del pabellon...order it with passion fruit juice.

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

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