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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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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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277 out of 515 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 551 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.

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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287 out of 572 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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289 out of 655 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.

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 655 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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139 out of 288 people found this review helpful.

AREPAS!!

By Never_2_Much_Food on 12/17/2007

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

The Arepas: Light, crispy, almost delicate corn tortilla shell; incredible, well-seasoned filling.... We really regretted ordering the entree, because that took up valuable stomach space from the arepas. We had the "La Popular" platter, which just blew us away (this was after we had the entree of cornmeal tamale and pan de jamon, which was unmemorable). We also had the Tinto de Verano, which is like a red wine sangria (goes well with the food), and the mimosa (which was really small and tasted like carbonated Tang). Cozy little place, especially if you get the seat by the window. Would definitely go back again!

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