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El Arepazo Latin Grill

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Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Spanish, Central American
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47 N Pearl St, Columbus, OH 43215-3501
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

There are so many good things on the menu but I will say my favorite is the Platacon. A plantain smashed and fried and topped with lettuce, beans, cheese and choice of meat.

Thank MariMerino
Ocean City, New Jersey
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Came to Columbus for a siblings graduation from OSU. The family came to this restaurant oNE night. It was delicious! The fish tacos were very tast and prices affordable. The empanadas were a delight too?

Thank jd0shi
Cincinnati, Ohio
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465 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

We love arepas at home and were so excited to find a Venezuelan restaurant while visiting Columbus. El Arepazo was delicious! Super friendly service, freshly prepared and delicious food! The fresh tropical juices are a must try. Very clean restaurant with great service.

Thank luckyno39
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We visited El Arepazo during restaurant week so I'm not sure how it is other times. We had a 50 min wait on a Friday night for 5 of us. It was a beautiful evening and there is a beautiful trail along the river not far from the restaurant which was a nice way to spend the time. It was... More 

Thank tryingtohaveitall
Marysville, Ohio
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108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

The place is very small, but clean and well done. It makes you feel like you are in a much bigger city. I had the giant burrito with fish as the main ingredient and fries for a side. The burrito was good, the fries were good... but nothing great and certainly not worth the price. If you want a burrito,... More 

Thank Austindta29
Akron, Ohio
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Menu items we never heard of, but were extremely impressed by. Loved several of the app's, including the breaded manchego. White and red sangria were good, and the atmosphere, while stark, was great. Very inviting and comfortable setting. The arepas were spot on, and just the right size. This is a new go-to for our multiple trips to Columbus.

Thank Jack J
Sutter Creek, California
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

First, the food was delicious. I had corn cakes topped with shredded chicken, greens, and a spicy cilantro sauce, with a large glass of fresh guava juice. Everything was freshly prepared and extremely tasty. The small place was packed and we were lucky to get a table. The decor and atmosphere are a little funky. You order and pay at... More 

Thank HometownChef
Westerville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

El Arepazo was recommended by a foodie acquaintance so off I went. The restaurant is in an alley named Pearl Street. I ordered the Cuban Sandwich and an orange slush. Less than five minutes later my meal came. It looked, smelled, and was delicious. I want to go back to try the fried plantain. Priced so reasonably I'd say it... More 

Thank James L
Columbus, Ohio
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112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

This hidden Latin gem is around the corner from Due Amici off of Gay street downtown on Pearl. It is tiny and modest but food is tasty. The portion size is nice and priced very reasonable. You order at the register and then sit. Fast & friendly service. There are maybe 10 tables inside...no alcohol but bottles of soda (i.e.... More 

Thank Lori H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This place is the best possible food for the type. I have eaten at many resturant locations in Ecuador and can say this is the ONLY place that comes close to it. Go, fast and repeat.

Thank D R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Spanish, Central American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 N Pearl St, Columbus, OH 43215-3501
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-228-4830

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