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Caracas Arepa Bar
Posted by LUcy on 12/16/2006
I am Venezuelan and know how to make arepas and have eaten thousands of them in areperas in Caracas. I have to tell you these arepas were the smallest whimpy arepas I have ever had in my life. The filling is tasty but the arepas were too small to be satisfying. You will need to eat at least 3 or 4...but at the price of $5 or 6 plus on average, without drinking anything it is not a "deal" anymore. I am sure they can improve either the quality of the arepa or the price and then maybe I will go back. The whole thing is exciting because there are not that many Venezuelan places in the city. But frankly I thought it was a bit of a rip off.
Posted by Tasha on 12/07/2006
I went here on a Friday night, it was crowded but we only had to wait a few minutes for a table. My date and I ordered the reina pepiada, de pabellno, de cazÑn and the la playera.. My favorite was the Reina, (avocado and chicken combo). The food was tasty but it would be nice if they had more of a variety of food dishes besides the Arepas.. The space is cramped. I would definitely go back if I was in the neighborhood.. but wouldn't necessarily make a special trip there...
Posted by mandy on 11/21/2006
SOOO GOOOOD! i went here with a friend from venezuela and he loved it even more than I did, he said it tasted exactly life food from home, drinks, arepas, everything unique and tasty......perfect to change up dining inexpensivly
Posted by Nick on 10/30/2006
I think this place is good, but it gets a little bit more hype than it deserves. I had two people tell me about it before I went and had high expectations, and my friend and I were both lukewarm. The food is good, it's a good deal, and there aren't many places like it, but I didn't think it was AMAZING. Good food, good value, not the best food.
Posted by Chef Jon on 09/23/2006
My woman and I decided to change up the Sunday night routine and order something different. No frills, cheap eats but incredibly tasty. A lot of flavors come together to create an explosion in your mouth (and rear shortly after)! Share a couple arepas and some apps for the perfect meal. It doesn't look like a lot of food, but you'll be stuffed.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/16/2006
This is one of my favorite places in the city. The yo yo appetizer is addictive, the guac fresh, and the arepas are fantastic. I especially recommend the Pabellon (cheese, beef, plantains) and I usually try whatever special arepa is on the menu (oxtail is excellent). Eat up and it won't break the bank. Plus, they have expanded, but still be prepared to wait 45 minutes for a table!
Posted by C&T on 08/15/2006
I was attracted to this place by everything I had heard on-line about the Arepa's and was interested in trying some of the beer. First, the place is very small so if there is more than two of you, you can plan on waiting for a table. Well to my surprise, when I went to order a beer, they said they didn't sell beer, but I could have brought my own. Not what the web site said, but I got over it. We ordered two Arepa's and one Empanada. We then began the wait. 10 minutes for water to be brought to the table, then almost 30 minutes for the Arepa's to arrive. Another 10 minutes for the Empanada. The Arepa's were wonderful. They look small, but don't let the size deceive you. Two of these and you would be full. The Empanada on the other hand was just okay. Nothing special and would not order again. Definitely worth the stop and if I was back in the neighborhood, would get one or two to go.....