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Caracas Arepa Bar

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East Village
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91 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009
+1 212-228-5062
12:00 - 23:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live one block away, and am quite the frequent attendee. The Pabellon arepa is my go to, and the tostones are to die for. Great for a quick bite, but for the serving size, is a bit overpriced . Also to note, Caracas used to have two sort of "rooms" next to each other; one being more casual to-go,... More 

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times over the last 10 years. And having traveled in Venezuela and tasting the local food, I can tell Caracas compares to the real deal. Hoping they will reopen and expand in the coming months.

Thank ParisTravels2014
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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565 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

We stopped in here for more or less a snack and ordered the beef and cheese Arepas. It was hot and fresh and had plenty of beef and cheese in it. The seating was a bit cramped but not the end of the world. Prices were decent. Flavor was average.

Thank HanKelly
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We came to the bar since the main restaurant was still closed. It's a small cramped space but the food is good and worth squeezing in. We started with guacamole and croquetas. Very good. The chips, plantains and such, for the guacamole were good. I had a few of the arepas. Very good, heavy. And the sauce on the table... More 

Thank USCKaboom
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We had this place heartly recommended, and gave Venezuelan food a first try. The place is very nicely decorated and it is very cozy - or full of "hygge". The food though, was a bit disappointing: We had the arepas and it was nice. Not really any salad, as you otherwise would expect from a "pita-like" sandwich, but maybe this... More 

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

If you're in the mood for authentic Venezuelan cuisine, come here! The restaurant is tiny and fits all of 12 or so people but the wait is worth it. Very cozy with a wide variety of arepas to choose from. Our party had the lunch special which consisted of a choice of arepas with soup or salad and we had... More 

Thank YayeMama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to eat and came accross this sweet little arepa bar in East Village. Nice, tasty arepas! Friendly and speedy service too. Great! Place is tiny though, you may have to queue. :)

Thank Issy A
New Jersey
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The food here is highly recommended. I had an arepa and the plantains and both were very tasty without being too greasy. The only reason for the 4/5 is the atmosphere. The restaurant is very small and cramped and it is very dark. This makes the eating experience rather uncomfortable. I would probably still return though for the food (maybe... More 

Thank Matthew L
Kihei, Hawaii
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Super delicious food. Very authentic Venezuelan food. They don't take reservations. Don't go with a big party, there simply isn't space. I love that all menu options can be served with tofu instead of meat.

Thank ERoe11
New York City, New York
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1,631 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

The fire virtually destroyed the building. Nobody was harmed, and the building didn't sustain structural damage, but damage to the restaurant itself is extensive. The owner is quoted as saying the investigation is still underway, but it's believed the blaze began in either the restaurant's kitchen or the building's basement. Besides fire and smoke damage, Araujo says they're also looking... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Spanish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009
  • 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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