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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night

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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
Great food, friendly staff at a neighborhood gem

Caracas was a small neighborhood restaurant, which meant that we did have to wait about 30 minutes for our table for four. It was well worth the wait! The guacamole and plantains were great, and the beef arepas with black beans and plantains were delicious! The staff was very friendly, and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
EArmand15
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Houma, Louisiana
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  • Dining on a budget
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Houma, Louisiana
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Caracas was a small neighborhood restaurant, which meant that we did have to wait about 30 minutes for our table for four. It was well worth the wait! The guacamole and plantains were great, and the beef arepas with black beans and plantains were delicious! The staff was very friendly, and the location was a nice break from the bustle... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

LOVE THIS PLACE! Consistent, great vibes always. yummy food and very cheap! Arepas are delicious as well as their appetizers and cocktails. Don't miss!

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Houma, LA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Cool neighborhood and friendly staff. We enjoyed the pork, beef, and chicken/chorizo arepas, as well as chips and guacamole. Definitely worth the wait for a table and you can people-watch while you wait!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Quick tasty fresh venezuelan food. I visited with friends while on holiday in nyc! I tried a couple of things everthing was fantastic! From the arepas menu we I tried La del gato and reina pepiada . Both were excellent. They both have avocado but If you really like avocado i reccomend reina pepiada which has a large amount of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

The arepas were really good and fresh, but my boyfriend got quite upset about the price in comparison to the portion sizes. Then again, it is New York, and the service was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

...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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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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Additional Information about Caracas Arepa Bar

Address: # 93 1/2 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009
Phone Number: (212) 228-5062
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
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
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: Venezuelan, South American

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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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