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Caracas Arepa Bar To Go
Posted by Anonymous on 07/05/2007
I just had lunch at Caracas for the first time today - what a jewel! I loved that it was tiny and felt like you weren't in NYC ... somehow transported south of the border for a yummy lunch. The staff was really nice. Most importantly ... I had the Arepas de Pabellon and it was insane. I will definitely be back for seconds...
Posted by Gastronomical Liz on 06/21/2007
Upon hearing about Caracas Arepa, I simply had to try one of their various fillings nestled between a heavenly pillow of griddled cornmeal. I ordered the garden variety, which contains eggplant, tomato and onion (all of which left a tremendous ocean of oil under the arepa after having wrung it out) and guyanes cheese (which didn't have any particular taste to it). Overall, the arepa was fine, if not rather small, and again, I was disappointed at the oiliness and lack of defined taste present within its form. I feel it should have cost me $3.25 rather than $5.25, but it's my fault for purchasing it when I knew damn well what the prices were-heh. As far as atmosphere, I usually don't care either way, but people may be put off by the teeny, grungy space (though the "kitchen" is visible). In that case, I may consider the streetside Arepa Lady in my own borough next time.