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Caracas Arepa Bar
Posted by messica on 02/17/2011
Caracas is so good. It is cheap. It is not overfilling. I can get one and be happy and full and still have enough room in my tum to go out for some drinking. It is cozy inside, and the staff is always really nice. The food takes a bit of time because they actually make it when you order it! I think it's a great spot, and it's unique and delicious in a city where the constant food trending can make meals a bit repetitive. I recommend Caracas to everyone and sometimes I dream about rolling around in that SAUCE.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/11/2010
Caracas is one of my favorite places. yes, the line is long and delivery takes forever, but the food is amazing. The La Mulata (warning - very spicy) is delicious, as is the popular De Pabellon. Also, try the little arepa ball appetizer and the mixed salad (heart of palm and avocado = yum!). You will not regret a dinner here! And the 'special sauce' is addicting - ask for extra if ordering delivery.
Posted by OrderIn on 06/11/2010
I've been ordering from these guys for years. The food was pretty good. Apparently they have no understanding of loyalty because they now have an "outside delivery company" that WILL NOT deliver to where they used to which i would like to point out is 5 FEET away. Good job losing customers!!
Posted by Mr. K on 04/05/2010
Arepas were delicious, served fast & piping hot. With a packed place, service was very courteous and attentive. The place is tiny and quite crouded, but that is part of the charm.
Posted by Left Me Hungry on 04/01/2010
This place has identity issues - the atmosphere is hip, but the food comes in plastic baskets with wax paper similar to plating at the corner Papaya dog. I was excited to eat here given the unique menu and ordered two arepas. After about 25 minutes only one came out and it resembled a mini pita-pocket sandwich. The corn arepa tasted more like regular bread than a special corn cake, and $7 is wayy to much to pay for a mini pita-pocket sandwich. After another 15 minutes went by without my 2nd arepa (nor any of the balance of my party's either) I aske the waitress how long it would be and she rudely responded asking if I would like to cancel my order. 10 minutes later it finally arrived but the worst part was after we each paid $30 I had to get a slice around the corner since I was still hungry! Won't be returning.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/21/2010
I am from Caracas, Venezuela and this is not authentic Venezuelan arepas at all. the meat is spicy and it resembles mexcian food more than it does the traditional Venezuelan Arepa!
Posted by Vika on 01/04/2010
This place gives me mouth euphoria. I had the Cachapa with beef and cheese, like 2 weeks ago...and I'm still thinking about it. Washed it down with the house michelada. Definitely a great place for yummy and cheap eats. Only downfall is the long wait :(