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Caracas Arepa Bar

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East Village
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# 93 1/2 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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North Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Bywood
Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best arepa place outside Caracas!!!! Now, it's summer time!! Brooklyn has part of the magic on the summer time for drinks and little "empanaditas"!!!

Thank dianamed
Memphis, Tennessee
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across this restaurant and could't have been more pleased. Great service, great atmosphere and the food was delicious. We had the Arepas and they were terrific. I loved the corn meal buns, Yum! We also started with the Croquetas and they too were great. I'd definitely come back!

Thank jmini2014
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

The place is a bit small, but with a huge and impeccable atmosphere! You can almost feel you are eating arepas in caracas. Im venezuelan and one of the things that i really would love to highlight from this place is the incredible flavor and presentation the food has. The arepas we order we spot on, the size was just... More 

Thank Sabino L
Louisville, Kentucky
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316 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

There are two locations on the same block, we wound up at the take out location, which has a small menu and small space to eat. Food was delicious, prices were good. The tostones were delicious, Arepas were good, but different than the Columbian style. A nice place to eat.

Thank efm16
Larchmont, New York
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

What a great little spot for quick bite. We went for lunch on a holiday weekend Sunday and were so happy we didn't have to wait for a cute little table. The place is tiny, the service is very friendly and the Venezuelan street food very tasty! We sampled the special - cachapa, which is described as a traditional road... More 

Thank LarchFoodie
Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Very delicious cuisine that I was completely unaware existed until a friend recommended that I try this place out! Whichever item you order on the menu, make sure to try it with the specialty "yellow sauce"-- gives your food that extra little kick! ;)

Thank Layla B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Latin, Venezuelan, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget
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: # 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

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