• Arepas Cafe

  • Latin American Soup & Sandwich South American $3.75-$13
  • 33-07 36th Ave.
    Queens, NY 11106
  • Neighborhood: Long Island City
  • Phone: 718-937-3835
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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.

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  • Hours

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

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Diners Club Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

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

  • Alcohol

    Beer and Wine Only

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

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