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Caracas Arepa Bar

91 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5729
+1 212-228-5062
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“arepas” (167 reviews)
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Closes in 21 min
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
91 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5729
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

For my girlfriend's birthday we catered from Caracas. They were great in helping us put together an order. Lots of options, friendly and fast service. They delivered and were happy to customize to accommodate dietary restrictions.

Thank USCKaboom
Reviewed 2 July 2018

When ever I travel to NYC I always have to visit Caracas. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced. I have only been to the Manhattan location but have heard the Brooklyn location has a full bar with excellent drinks. The Manhattan local is...More

Thank maryarios6th
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Tried Venezuelan cuisine for the first time. This really is an excellent place to have a hearty meal. If you do not understand the menu - no problem! Just ask the owner. They'd be happy to customise a thing or two to suit your taste....More

Thank saurabhvd
Reviewed 26 May 2018

The restaurant is tiny and we were lucky to get a table. Service was quick and friendly. Food is fantastic and super good value. Lovely authentic vibe and great to see the kitchen in operation while waiting. I would highly recommend going here for a...More

1  Thank Terelli81
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Tequeños, arepas , what can we say, enjoyed the food. The service is slow and thought maybe they were too busy but the food was worth waiting

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Weather Venezuelan or Colombian, arepas are a staple; yes they are different: the Venezuelan are "rellenas", they are filled with whatever may cross your mind, or whatever the house maid can find in the fridge or garden or both. As the name suggests, the place...More

Thank Romex-Romex
Reviewed 13 February 2018

A fantastic little hole in the wall for affordable Venezuelan food. Expect to wait for a table if you come during peak times – but don’t let the wait deter you, it’s worth it. I highly recommend the La Mulata arepa! Vegetarian & gluten free...More

2  Thank Allie M
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This is the traditional Christmas dish from my Venezuela 🇻🇪. Chicken salad, Hallaca (is like a tamal filling with pork, beef, olives, amazing excellent and ham bread. For my country this is a sad moment for all the political, economics and injustices that are happening...More

Thank Manu F
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

I stopped here solo in a freezing cold snow day she was given a warm welcome to the small but cosy dining room. The service was friendly stuff efficient and the atmosphere perfect for a grim winter's day. I got the lunch deal which at...More

Thank Henrietta F
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Great, fresh arepas with different fillings. Real venezuelan arepas! The place is really small and like a bar but cozy. Service excellent!

1  Thank kirsimarike
East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
which offers plenty of unique small businesses
catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the
old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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22 September 2015|
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Response from Shirly O | Reviewed this property |
i've never tried.. Waiting is not so bad though, you can hang out on the bar and have their friendly bartenders fix you up with a drink or a snack.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 E 7th St, New York City, NY 10009-5729
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-228-5062
Welcome to our East Village home! Caracas Arepa Bar has been serving Venezuelan arepas on East 7th Street since 2003. Join us in our cozy dining room for lunch and dinner specials everyday, as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. As any of our regulars will tell you, there's usually no way of escaping the evening wait at the door - but please, be patient and let us welcome you to a much deserved Caracas experience on the other side. Due to our limited space, we do not recommend parties greater than five people in our Manhattan location. We cannot accept reservations - all seating is done on a first come, first serve basis. Caracas Arepa Bar is proud to be part of the East Village community, and appreciates the customer loyalty within the neighborhood.
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