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Caracas Arepa Bar

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East Village
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91 E. 7th St., New York City, NY 10009
(212) 228-5062
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Kihei, Hawaii
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super delicious food. Very authentic Venezuelan food. They don't take reservations. Don't go with a big party, there simply isn't space. I love that all menu options can be served with tofu instead of meat.

Thank ERoe11
New York City, New York
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1,289 reviews
632 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 626 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fire virtually destroyed the building. Nobody was harmed, and the building didn't sustain structural damage, but damage to the restaurant itself is extensive. The owner is quoted as saying the investigation is still underway, but it's believed the blaze began in either the restaurant's kitchen or the building's basement. Besides fire and smoke damage, Araujo says they're also looking... More 

Thank robcurtross
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I frequently visit the place and, for a Venezuelan, any good arepa, fried plantains, and a good beer always sounds great. But in my last three visits, I noticed the arepas were not fresh and rather reheated which makes no sense for a place that is always packed and hence has lots of food turn around. I loved the place... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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208 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Average service - not overly friendly. There was a kind of smell in the place which we couldn't identify. The tequenos were pretty good but a bit too oily. The arepas too were ok but not sure if made with harina PAN. Had a different taste to them. Still, at least it's cheap. Go if you want a taste of... More 

Thank OliverPerth_WA
Greater London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch and it was quite quiet which suited us perfectly. The food is outstanding: my sister had The La Surena arepa with grilled chicken, Venezuelan sausage and avocado plus a gazpacho soup ($9.75 - a lunch deal for any arepa with either a soup or a salad). I had the Pabellon Criollo ($18) - delicious shredded... More 

Thank Eva J
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Wow!! Truly incredibly food at this spot. It's a small but cozy restaurant in the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn. For appetizers, we had the ceviche, yoyos, and croquetas. Far and away, the yoyos were the star here. These are plantains with cheese deep fried in a cinnamon batter. It comes with some maple syrup type sauce. It reminded me of... More 

Thank Jessica A
North Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

This is literally a hole in the wall but the food and ambiance are excellent. The place was full so after a short wait we were sit at the bar where we got personalize attention and a direct view of the kitchen that was very clean and well organized. We started with the Tostones Mocheros and the Chips followed some... More 

Thank Martin G
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a place to go when it is all about he food! A hole-in-the-wall gem! Everything was delicious - De Pabellon and Los Muchachos were my favourite. When you go to New York City, be sure to visit this restaurant - it is truly one of a kind!

Thank smrits27
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Nice place with good food and affordable price. I ordered pabellon criollo (black beans, pulled meat, white rice, plantains) that was the right size and delicious, and in a nice presentation. The cocada (a refreshing coconut beverage prepared with crushed ice, milk and sugar) was extraordinary. The soup that my wife ordered was great and also the arepas. I would... More 

Thank Cambrico
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

A little off the beaten path in the East Village this little place is very charming, offers exceptional service and terrific food. It's about a 15 minute walk from Washington Square and about the same from the heart of Soho. Seating is limited so,it's best to make a reservation if you plan to go at peak lunch time. The place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Venezuelan, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 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

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