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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 #539 of 11,610 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: South American, Venezuelan
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: East Village
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154 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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English first
Newark, Delaware, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Tiny little place but the food is simply outstanding! Had 2 bottles of wine and a wide variety of delicious Arepas for 3 of us, under $100. Everything was delicious, frankly I can't remember what I liked best.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The place is very small, as the name say it s not a restaurant but a bar... The food was very good, everything it s handmade and you can tell they use fresh ingredients...it s not very expensive and the staff is nice

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Falkirk, Scotland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

I'd never even heard of an arepa, but someone recommended this place and I'm glad they did. We went for lunch (after 2.00pm so no wait but it was still very busy) and found a menu filled with tempting items. We had the La de Pernil and the Reina Pepiada and enjoyed both (but preferred the La de Pernil) As... More

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