We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Caracas Arepa Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Neighborhood:
East Village
Venezuelan, South American
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighborhoods
Neighborhoods
Get directions
# 93 1/2 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009
(212) 228-5062
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 209 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Not to be missed

Compulsory Lower East side dining experience! Cheap, delicious and unique. Busy and relatively small so get in early. Try everything!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Emma L
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Compulsory Lower East side dining experience! Cheap, delicious and unique. Busy and relatively small so get in early. Try everything!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
96 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a great little restaurant, which serves reasonably authentic Arepas. Seating is limited, so expect a bit of a wait for a table.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When my friend and I went for lunch on a Friday, the place was packed. Always a good sign. We ordered the same things: chips and guacamole, red sangria and the La Surena arepa made with grilled chicken, chorizo, avocado slices and spicy chimi-churri sauce. The chips were a medley of plantains and other root vegetables. The happy hour priced... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tupelo, Mississippi
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I visited Caracas Arepa Bar for dinner after reading online reviews, and I was not disappointed. We had a feast and everything was very reasonably priced. The staff was very friendly, and the food delicious. I especially loved the plantains with salty cheese starter. Great choice for a gluten-free vegetarian.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Houma, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houma, LA
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nicosia, Cyprus
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sweden
Level Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Caracas Arepa Bar also viewed

 

Been to Caracas Arepa Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Caracas Arepa Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East Village

Neighborhood Profile
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighborhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighborhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
Explore this neighborhood