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Caracas Arepa Bar

La Jardinera - grilled eggplants, sundried tomatoes, caramelized onions and guayanés cheese

La Jardinera - grilled eggplants, sundried tomatoes, caramelized onions and guayanés cheese

After enjoying some iced coffee at Abraço Espresso, which for some unknown reason closes at the ridiculous hour of 4pm, some friends and I managed to get into this Venezuelan hotspot. It’s all about timing – I guess 4:30pm for most is too late for lunch and too early for dinner, unless you’re like us and waking up at 1pm is not an uncommon occurrence. Well, lucky for us. We got a table and proceeded to suffer the delightful problem of choosing what to order. I was torn – there was La Jardinera, with the irresistible combination of grilled eggplant and caramelized onions, or the Reina Pepiada, with a chicken and avocado salad, or La de Pernil, with roasted pork shoulder and spicy mango sauce – so many choices, just one stomach! I decided to be vegetarian for the hour and ordered one La Jardinera arepa, and I didn’t regret it. It was smoky, sweet, and savory, and just the right size for a late afternoon snack. Unfortunately I didn’t have room to try my friends’ arepas, but they were all visually stunning and will make you want to grow another stomach on the spot.

Caracas Arepa Bar
93 East 7th Street
New York, NY 10009-5731
(212) 228-5062
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Hours of Operation:
Everyday, 12 noon to 11pm

De Pabellón - shredded beef, black beans, white salty cheese and sweet plantains

De Pabellón - shredded beef, black beans, white salty cheese and sweet plantains

La Pelúa - shredded beef with cheddar cheese

La Pelúa - shredded beef with cheddar cheese

Reina Pepiada - chunky chicken and avocado mix salad

Reina Pepiada - chunky chicken and avocado mix salad



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