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Caracas Arepa Bar

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

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

86% would go back.

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VERY BAD VENEZUELAN RESTAURANT

By Ironwoman on 9/6/2011

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

This is the Worst venezuelan restaurant in the city. The most expensive, greasy smell and very small and uncomfortable. Do not carry many of the original dishes that many of the Great Venezuelan Restaurants have in NYC to name some of them: El Cocotero (Chealsea) Guayoyo (4th St. & 1st Ave), Cachapas y Mas (Inwoods) & Arepas Cafe (Astoria). Do not waste your time and money in this rest. Go and check the really good ones out there! See you.

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58 out of 125 people found this review helpful.

Disrespectful

By mpor on 11/16/2008

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

The food is good but its definitely overpriced for what it is. The service was extremely impolite and even disrespectful, to the point to never come back and make write this review.

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117 out of 237 people found this review helpful.

Arepas?

By Fred on 6/12/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

I went to Caracas Arepa Bar this week and had an unpleasant experience. The arepas I had were hard to bite and not soft inside like a freshly made arepa should be. They tasted like they were made the day before. It is strange that what seems to be their specialty is of such poor quality. I did not venture into any of their other type of dishes. On top of that I got a terrible attitude from the waitress when I told her that the arepas tasted badly and did not feel fresh. I'll never go back there again. Fred

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313 out of 667 people found this review helpful.

So freakin' good

By RKan on 4/26/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

C'mon - the arepas are ridiculously delicious. The arepa shell or whatever is an amazing combination of crispy, chewy, and greasy. My favorite filling is of course the De Pabellon - shredded beef, plaintains, black beans, and salty white cheese. I also love the one with chicken, chorizo, and avocado. People are pretty much friendly. The smaller part (never eaten in the table service area) can get too busy/crowded, but if you go at a good time (say, 5 pm), it's a pleasure. Damn, I want one right now.

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75 out of 146 people found this review helpful.

Just go. Trust me.

By MABnyc on 3/11/2010

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

There are great nyc restaurants and there are spots like Caracas. This neighborhood restaurant has received national media attention but managed to maintain their identity. The food is made to order, is always fresh, and is simply good. Do not pass on the fresh fruit juices. Order tajadas as an appetizer. You cant go wrong.

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111 out of 217 people found this review helpful.

Feel like you are in Venezuela

By s123 on 11/16/2003

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

Great food, excellent prices and the owners/chefs are extremely nice.

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278 out of 518 people found this review helpful.

Good price for great food!

By lilix on 3/15/2005

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

This is the best venezuelan arepa that I have ever tried.Try to make your own creation. The place is tiny but its charm may lie in this fact. Music and ambience in general were great.

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291 out of 659 people found this review helpful.

A taste of my country

By alexandrachaves on 11/13/2006

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

This was the first place in where I ate and took some of my friends to try typical cusine from my country!! Is a small little place in where I go now and then to eat what I us too eat back home, .. las cachapas, arepas, etc

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304 out of 657 people found this review helpful.

Feeling like i'm back @ home!

By lucylu26 on 4/29/2007

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

I was so excited to find this little arepera just minutes away from home. The arepas, tequenos and everything inside this little place is just like what you'll see in Venezuela. The food is excellent, inexpensive for sure, and the ambiance is very friendly. The decor brings you back home...I only wish they would deliver (to Long Island).

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278 out of 580 people found this review helpful.

Yoyos: A New Obsession

By conniecoady on 12/11/2007

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

I accidentally walked into Caracas on Saturday- attracted by the colorful room and laughing groups of friends I saw from the window. The room is hard to move around, but the turnover is quick. We ordered "La Popular"--a sampler of 3 arapes on the menu. I would have substituted the one that just had black beans for something more exciting--but the arape with shredded beef, beans, what they call "salty cheese", and plantains was incredible. Don't leave without ordering the "Yoyos"- warm and cinnamony balls of fried dough that manage to be light and fluffy surrounding a sandwich of plantains and white cheddar served with molasses dipping sauce....I couldn't get enough. The food is FUN! and cheap and tasty. To cover all my bases- the waitress could certainly have been a little more jovial. The poor girl looked like she was going to fall over with exhaustion. I hate to be quick to judge, though--she could have had a very bad morning.

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