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Arepas Cafe

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3307 36th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1941
+1 718-937-3835
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Athens, Greece
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70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the idea of eating arepas, I never have had Venezuelan food and I was eager to try them. The were really good even though I had forgotten my glasses and thus for selected a combo with two arepas and a drink -10$- with out knowing what I really ordered. Before leaving I went to the bathroom to wash... More 

Thank Alex K
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This place has the best arepas I have ever had. No matter what flavor you get they are loaded full. One can be enough, two definitely will fill you up. The fries are enough for two people in a single order. They don't deliver but that is probably better as the arepas would get soggy. Eat there and enjoy!

Thank Rudy R
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I believe this is a sister restaurant to Arepas Grill, also in Astoria. They certainly share the same lack of internet presence. However, they do have a sincere wish to bring arepas to us hungry people. For those with celiac or gluten sensitivity, be aware that arepas are naturally gluten free. Like most areperas, Arepas Cafe has a signature sauce,... More 

Thank holly c
Dominican Republic and Mexico
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The place was packed! The arepas were good and the cachapas delish. Service amicable and pretty fast. Sadly my five yr old needed to go to the bathroom and there it was: dissapointment!!! It was awful!!! Make me want to not be there, eatbor touch anything!!! And I did not after that. It has Zagat ratings from 2012... A lot... More 

Thank Miss-Cavita
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I was in New York for business, and was walking by the Arepas Cafe. It' s a quaint little restaurant that had most of it's tables full ( always a good sign). Most meals are under $10, and after eating here, it's a steal. Great food, friendly service and a place I'll will certainly frequent when I'm in town. Drop... More 

Thank MaloneJohn
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Customer service was great. The arepa is too delicious and the meat very tender. The yuca frita and the green sauce was very good.

Thank Elisa S
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Service is terrible. Food is delicious, the arepas are great but the girl server is terrible. I come here more once a week and her service is really disappointing.

Thank mttatii_
Rochester, New York
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273 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

My wife and son and I had lunch here. Each of us ordered a different wrap and each one was delicious! We also ordered an appetizer of sweet plantains, and that's where the problem occurred. The appetizer was brought to our table well after the wraps were served, in spite of my asking several times about them. The plantains were... More 

Thank Richard S
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

sadly we only managed to share a mixed starter but we very much enjoyed every bit we got. the food was fresh, the sauces delicious, we need to come back for the real deal. also we enjoyed trying the venezuelean beer!

Thank Lucy-Munich
Carmichael, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

Great service in a cozy space. Our server was friendly and helpful in describing the many variations available so we didn't over order. The meat filled arepas are extremely generous portions, but delicious, as were the vege selections. It's popular but there seemed to be space for everyone who came at lunchtime when we were there.

Thank ceramics_artist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Latin, Venezuelan, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3307 36th Ave, Astoria, NY 11106-1941
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: +1 718-937-3835

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?