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Caracas Arepa Bar

91 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5729
+1 212-228-5062
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
91 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5729
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tried Venezuelan cuisine for the first time. This really is an excellent place to have a hearty meal. If you do not understand the menu - no problem! Just ask the owner. They'd be happy to customise a thing or two to suit your taste....More

Thank saurabhvd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is tiny and we were lucky to get a table. Service was quick and friendly. Food is fantastic and super good value. Lovely authentic vibe and great to see the kitchen in operation while waiting. I would highly recommend going here for a...More

Thank Terelli81
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Tequeños, arepas , what can we say, enjoyed the food. The service is slow and thought maybe they were too busy but the food was worth waiting

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Weather Venezuelan or Colombian, arepas are a staple; yes they are different: the Venezuelan are "rellenas", they are filled with whatever may cross your mind, or whatever the house maid can find in the fridge or garden or both. As the name suggests, the place...More

Thank Romex-Romex
Reviewed 13 February 2018

A fantastic little hole in the wall for affordable Venezuelan food. Expect to wait for a table if you come during peak times – but don’t let the wait deter you, it’s worth it. I highly recommend the La Mulata arepa! Vegetarian & gluten free...More

1  Thank Allie M
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This is the traditional Christmas dish from my Venezuela 🇻🇪. Chicken salad, Hallaca (is like a tamal filling with pork, beef, olives, amazing excellent and ham bread. For my country this is a sad moment for all the political, economics and injustices that are happening...More

Thank Manu F
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped here solo in a freezing cold snow day she was given a warm welcome to the small but cosy dining room. The service was friendly stuff efficient and the atmosphere perfect for a grim winter's day. I got the lunch deal which at...More

Thank Henrietta F
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Great, fresh arepas with different fillings. Real venezuelan arepas! The place is really small and like a bar but cozy. Service excellent!

1  Thank Kirsi-Mari K
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Arepas are addictive -- a huge variety of choice of fillings in these semi-crispy corn flatbreads. lots of choice. the Yo Yos (fried plantains with cheese) are also amazing. you don't go there for a sit-down meal. You 'll never find a place to sit...More

1  Thank Amugo2016
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This place literally is like a little hole in the wall. There are 4 seats at the bar, and 4 tables tucked into every available inch. The seats are window seats and milk crates (but fancy milk crates.) Totally worth the wait. I first tried...More

1  Thank kikunut
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22 September 2015|
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Response from Shirly O | Reviewed this property |
i've never tried.. Waiting is not so bad though, you can hang out on the bar and have their friendly bartenders fix you up with a drink or a snack.
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Restaurant Details

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Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5729
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-5062
Welcome to our East Village home! Caracas Arepa Bar has been serving Venezuelan arepas on East 7th Street since 2003. Join us in our cozy dining room for lunch and dinner specials everyday, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. As any of our regulars will tell you, there's usually no way of escaping the evening wait at the door - but please, be patient and let us welcome you to a much deserved Caracas experience on the other side. Due to our limited space, we do not recommend parties greater than five people in our Manhattan location. We cannot accept reservations - all seating is done on a first come, first serve basis. Caracas Arepa Bar is proud to be part of the East Village community, and appreciates the customer loyalty within the neighborhood.
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