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Arepa Lady

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77-02 Roosevelt Ave., Queens, NY 11373 40.746858 -73.88835
at 77th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
347-730-6124 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Latin American, South American
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Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-10pm; Fri, noon-1am; Sat, 11am-1am; Sun, 11am-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

E, F, M, R at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave.; 7 at 82nd St.-Jackson Heights

Prices

Arepas, $5-$9

Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Reservations

Not Accepted

Profile

The actual “arepa lady,” Maria Piedad Cano, continues to ply her street-cart trade a few blocks away, but her sons (the arepa gentlemen?) have anchored the family tradition by giving her ephemeral creations a permanent home. After a recent renovation, the snug space accommodates (slightly) larger groups, all drawn by the allure of Colombian corn cakes, plus amenities like plates and tropical juices. The sweet, pillowy arepa de queso (lush with melted mozzarella) and the intensely corny arepa de choclo are crowd-pleasers, but don’t underestimate the arepa rellena: Stiffer and less sweet, it’s a sturdy vehicle for fillings like chicharrón and chorizo.

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