91 E 7th St, New York, NY | Directions 1000940.726974 -73.985709
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
great food, but not wallet friendly – the arepas tasted amazing, probably some of these best food i've ever had. it's usually crowded at night for the dinner crowd, but luckily there is a "take-out" side for a quick fix.
for around $7 each, for what seems to be the size of a whopper jr, its not the best bang for your buck. maybe at $4-$5 it would make me a regular, but for now, a one time a week hit will have to do.
don't bother going on a fri/sat night, the wait for a table of two can be up to 1hr. parties of more than 2, don't hold your breath.
Sweet and Savory, Delish! – I've only tried the Arepa De Pabellón, but it was outstanding. These sandwiches are made with corn bread, and this particular arepa had sweet platains, salty white cheese, black beans and shredded beef. It was served warm and was a great combination of sweet and savory. The only "drawback" could be the decor. It is a very casual place that's perfect for a quick lunch. I wouldn't recommend it for a nice dinner or anything like that. But if you want good food at a good price, then definitely check it out.
Caracas Rocks! – People say good things are worth waiting for and YES, Caracas Arepa Bar is definitely one of those. We waited for almost an hour and finally got to sit down before 9.
this is the first time I had "Arepa" and it was amazing. They baked the bread and then grilled it. It was so crispy that I thought it was fried!
We got the De Pabellon arepa and La Surena. They were both juicy and tender. Also, we got a De Cazon empanadas. It was so crispy and the fish was amazing.
We couldn't stop but kept commenting on the amazing flavor and texture of our dishes. We would def come back for a cosy and yummy meal. Maybe To Go next door :)
Good for a snack – Went here on a chilly thursday night. The place is extremely small, and was full when I went. Got seated in about 15 minutes.
The menu has many different arepas to choose from, all with different insides. I ordered no. 8 and no. 20. Both were very good, and arrived at the table hot, which meant they were fresh. I will say that the no. 20 had lots of garlic in it, and I'm sure my breath smelled for the next day or so.
Each arepa was about $7, which seems a little pricey for what ultimately amounts to a small sandwich. If these were more like $4 each, I'd eat here all the time
No Thanks – I tried this place last Saturday after hearing all these great review for years. I knew what arepas were and thought I knew what to expect. For starters, the place is about as big as a bathroom. The tables are about as small as small as a notebook and you're practically sitting on top of your neighbor. I literally had to sit on a window sill. Secondly, the food was greasy, small, and very mediocre for what you got. I would never go back. If you want a real Venezuelan joint with room, brightly painted walls and beautiful Venezuelan decorations, go to Shachi's in Williamsburg on Havemeyer St. a few blocks above Broadway near Marcy Ave. After this experience, I'm stoicking to my tried and true.
Overpriced. – Coming from Venezuela I thought I'd eat a very tasty cachapa [a pancake made out of corn], but it wasn't really the same. This one was a watered-down version of it that fell apart as I picked it up. But I gave them props for having it in the U.S. since it's quite hard to make it over here anyway.
I do have to mention that the food is way overpriced though. For such a small arepa I had to pay $6.50. And the so called cachapa was almost $10, or more. Their water was warm, sometimes they took forever to refill the cup, and if they did, once again it was lukewarm water! On top of that they took forever to bring the food.
The place is really small. You literally sat next to each other. But nevertheless it's cozy and welcoming.
I'd go back again, once I made some more money. And just because I don't know any other Venezuelan restaurants in the city...
Terrible new manager – I've been going to this place for the last five years. Love their food. They have a new manager and host that has no idea how to manage nor host a place. I cannot believe somebody like this guy can work in such a great place like this.
One of my favorites – My Venezuelan friend hipped me to this joint, and I go whenever I can. Delicious, delicious arepas, yummy other stuff too. Get the white hard cheese--it's the best. If only it were on the UWS!
This Ain't No Street Fair Mozz-arepa – Caracas is fantastic. The food is fresh, tasty, filling, and dirt cheap. We started with the tostones and the yoyos, both of which were amazing. My dinner partner and I then had two arepas each, which was way too much food. However, each arepa was superb...stuffed to the gills with the finest meats, cheeses, beans, and of course, plantains. Can't say enough about the place. Wish it were open late, as it would be perfect for a snack after a few drinks.
Delicious, cheap and (literally) cheesy! – This place is fantastic and cheap. There are lots of vegetarian options, they don't use too many onions and almost every dish includes cheese (Dairy lovers take note: they serve fried cheese with a side of sour cream!) The arepa with avocado, plantains and cheese is my favorite. But it's not the sort of place where you linger --it's small and generally crowded.
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