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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“plantains” (26 reviews)
“arepas” (164 reviews)
“chorizo” (14 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
91 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5729
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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
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

An arepa is not always an arepa. Especially since Columbian and Venezuelan arepas are very different. Who has better arepas? Columbian (Arepa Lady) or Venezuelan (Caracas Arepa Bar)? Having loved the moist, thick fluffy cheese filled arepas at Arepas Lady with toppings, I came here...More

1  Thank drichrx
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

My first time here, my first time eating arenas and it was amazing. I am vegetarian so was nicely surprised from the get go with the many options. I selected the vovere and I have never tasted something so good! Small place but worth the...More

1  Thank Catherine F
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We went to Caracas on our trip to NYC in January! Here we are 6 months later and I am still thinking about this place! We had never tried arepas before but wanted to try something different so we gave this place a shot! The...More

Thank HOUTXTrvlr
Reviewed 3 July 2017

This is my first experience with Venezuelan food and it certainly did not disappoint. We had the fried plantains and a selection of arepas. All incredibly delicious. Great for gluten free folks. The service was friendly and quick. Cheap prices. This is not a fancy...More

1  Thank leaha963
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

The Caracas Arepa Bar is a very small restaurant that specializes in Venezuelan arepas but has other dishes, as well. The prices are reasonable and all the items we had were very good. The service is very good, but the decor is a bit rustic.

1  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

The place is small, but it is nicely decorated and it is very cozy. The arepas were delicious, and we also ordered tajadas, which were amazing!

1  Thank ironmaider
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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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  • Food
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Average prices
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, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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