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Caracas Arepa Bar

93 1/2 E. 7th St., New York, NY, 10009
nr. First Ave.
212-228-5062

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 8
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

86% would go back.

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Loved it!

By Mioz on 8/29/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Nice environment and friendly staff. The food was impressive, as in OH MY GOD WHAT A GREAT MEAL-excellent. It doesn't come often as good as this.

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132 out of 261 people found this review helpful.

YES

By leonardine on 3/31/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

oh my, this is a good good dinner. be prepared for a wait, especially on weekends, but the waitstaff are friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is warm & colorful, and most of all the food is FRIGGIN DELICIOUS. i always get the sampler of 3 different arepas (highly recommended) and split it with a friend; it's just enough for 2. the arepas are tender, crisp, and bursting with juicy goodness. fresh and flavorful appetizers (esp. any dish with plantains), good salads, yummy desserts (try the warm crunchy wafers oozing with dulce de leche), and the prices are reasonable. god knows what they put in those bottles of sauce on every table but i could eat it with a spoon. go here tonight.

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133 out of 259 people found this review helpful.

Excellent!

By urru on 5/31/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

If you want to have a very special party at home, call Caracas Arepa Bar. I did.

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102 out of 215 people found this review helpful.

Inspiring!

By Jimmiestone on 12/29/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Arepas, arepitas, tequeños, cachapas, jugo e'parchita, toody, wood entrance, Jose Gregorio Hernandez, la virgencita, la musiquita..............<br />Amazing spot! Genuine and authentic. A nice atmosphere with a nicer taste. Venezuelan food was a good kept secret until now. A place full of the energy we need in this city, close to the heart of the surrealism movement and all this " atendido por chicas bellas"<br /> I think Caracas can change the world one arepa at a time.<br /> Just inspiring!

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294 out of 584 people found this review helpful.

Great value!

By gatoxico on 12/29/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Amazing spot! Genuine and authentic. A nice atmosphere with a nicer taste. Venezuelan food was a good kept secret until now. Highly recomended expirience. Excelente vibe from the people working there, eating there and the food itself

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328 out of 646 people found this review helpful.

Truly Homemade Venezuelan Food!!!!

By mlulu on 12/29/2003

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

The food is awesome, truly authentic venezuelan homemade food. They bring authentic ingredients to cook, the service is great and friendly. The place is very cute and original.

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234 out of 560 people found this review helpful.

Something different from the usual pace

By lavenderbrown on 11/6/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great arepas and even had a vegetarian selection. Staff was friendly. It's a crowded spot, but not too bad.

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86 out of 166 people found this review helpful.

Yummy!!

By Mercy on 8/31/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

Loved the simplicity of the place! Good, cheap food. Had the beef, cheese and plantain stuffed arepa and a beer!! A nice lunch date with girlfriends...easy breezy and in a cool area! Go try one, even if it's just a cheese stuffed arepa. It will be worth it.

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76 out of 179 people found this review helpful.

When I die, all I want to eat is arepas

By holla on 5/30/2010

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

The wait is worth it. If they say 30 minute wait...there is a reason why there is back up. Just don't think about it...just go. If you're super hungry...just get their chips and guac...amazing.

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99 out of 184 people found this review helpful.

Little Pockets of Heaven...Savory, Sweet, & Spicy stuffed into each bite

By shaman on 3/22/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

This tiny little place seats about 20 and you will probably get to know your neighbors by the end of the meal! The menu just has a great variety of Venezuelan treats that are simple, flavorful, and inviting. But don't let your eyes be deceived! While the Arepa looks small, it is very very filling. I tried the shredded beef/black beans/plantains and can't wait to go back to try more. The flavors are well-balanced and the food is really very good. Don't worry, they have vegetarian options too! My friend and I shared an appetizer (guacamole & plaintain chips) and had an Arepa each for less than $30... a steal for NYC! However, be prepared to wait...this is a popular hot spot... so if you are in a hurry, stop by next door for an Arepa to go!

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