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Caracas Arepa Bar
Posted by In Love with Arepas on 08/12/2006
I am in love with the arepa de pabellon. It is so good, it should be outlawed as a highly addictive substance. SO GOOD! The arepas are perfect little pockets of love. They are so good, and so comforting, and always fresh and delicious. I also really love the arepa de guayanesa, filled with this fresh, soft cheese. I wouldn't recommend the empanadas, they are a bit greasy, nor the bean salad, too citrusy and a strange chewy texture. BUT the arepas are so perfect.
Posted by Christopher on 07/27/2006
And go experience the arepas at caracas. the flavors are bright, bold, and very venezuelan. the best (and tastiest) value on the menu are always the arepas. i highly suggest the de pabellon (with shredded beef, black beans, aged salty white cheese, and sweet plantains). 5 bucks. if alphabet city is too far for you to hike, they also deliver. and an important note about delivery is: the arepas and empanadas or whatever you order arrive crisp and piping hot, like it JUST came from the kitchen. it doesn't taste like soggy delivery food. if you look back through the other reviews, you won't see any bad ones. so what are you waiting for?
Posted by Anonymous on 07/17/2006
I'm Venezuelan and I visited New York City for semana santa, but I was stupid and went completly alone. After 4 days i was terrible home sick so I headed to Caracas Arepa Bar and I instantly felt at home. The arepas aren't filled with the typical fillings but they were delicious none the less. Also, its the only place where I can find coada, jugo parchita y chicha. Gracias a dios - Caracas Arepa Bar!!
Posted by PB on 06/27/2006
I love this place. Best arepas and Venezuelan food. VERY affordable. Cute atmosphere. Definately the only place to go if you want Venezuelan.
Posted by angie on 05/12/2006
LOVE this place. Is Tiny but the food is really good. I would highly recomend it . However beware no space to move around. Is a bit of a wait but worth every minute of it. The people that work there are great. Very nice
Posted by Arielle on 05/11/2006
Great spot. As a vegetarian, it's perfect. They will substitute any meat product with baked tofu. My boyfriend and I go all the time.
Posted by veneNYC on 05/03/2006
My mother is from Caracas and I grew up eating arepas and Venezuelan food. I must say that since I have moved out that this is the place I go to get mom's home cooking. I brought my mom when she came to visit and she even enjoyed the food. It is definitely worth every penny!