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Arepas Cafe

33-07 36th Ave., Queens, NY 11106 40.755819 -73.928068
nr. 33rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-937-3835 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Latin American, Soup & Sandwich, South American
  • Price Range: $$

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

Nearby Subway Stops

N, Q at 36th Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Daily
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Reservations Not Required
  • Catering


  • Beer and Wine Only


Not Accepted


The Caracas-born team at this bright, no frills Astoria café turn out at least 20 variations of arepas daily. Fillings range from simple Guayanes cheese (like a dense ricotta) to the more intricate Queen Pepiada with chicken, avocado, and cilantro mayo. While the fist-size patties are the specialty here, tantalizing cachapa—a cornmeal crepe layered with cheese, shredded beef, and a sprinkling of sugar—is a worthwhile detour. During the day, stroller-toting moms catch up on the latest Caracas gossip over chicha shakes, a liquefied rice-pudding blend of condensed milk, cinnamon, and ice. When dinner rolls around, bilingual Venezuelan-Americans settle in at the long counter ideal for solo diners.

Cilantro Mayo

It’s called “guasacaca,” it’s addictive, and it’s ubiquitous in Venezuela. It enhances nearly everything served at Arepas Cafe.

Recommended Dishes

Cachapa, $8.95; La Pelua arepa, $6.50; Reina Pepiada arepa, $6; chicha, $3.50

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