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Vegan and vegetarian options if you are looking for that (only need to ask for no cheese). Other than that the meat arepas were great, and the house "secret sauce" is amazing on everything.
Definitely recommend, breakfast, lunch or dinner. (Only the hours of operation...aren't correct)More
Banos, Ecuador is a beautiful destination, and the definition of a tourist trap. Like all tourist fueled locations, it can be tough to find an excellent plate of food. As an American chef who has spent a couple of months in northern South America, the...simple local fare consisting of various combinations of potatoes and chicken does the job on the stomach and wallet, but is rarely something to write home about. And in a tourist hotspot like Banos, the food is consistently more expensive and somehow worse in quality. After arriving in Banos, I was purusing my dinner choices unhappily, as it all looked like the same old stuff. And then I walked by Arepas ToGo. It was small and unassuming, with the menu written in chalk on the wall. Tired of walking, I decided to commit, as I had eaten arepas before and thought, at least it's not potatoes. The guy at the counter spoke English, always nice when I don't have to subject someone to my terrible spanish. As it turns out, I had no clue what an arepa was. Simply put, it's like a taco sandwich, but with much more going on. The shell is perfectly crispy, but not greasy. The dough is soft, but not heavy. The choices of fillings are diverse, but not overwhelming. The sauces complete the picture. I finished mine in under a minute. I had to inquire further, so I struck up a conversation with the gentleman behind the counter, Raul. Himself and the owners are Venezuelan, one of the homelands of the arepa. Although he was working the counter, he was no stranger in the kitchen, and was able to answer my prodding questions about ingredients and techniques. They also have empanadas,some traditional Venezuelan dishes, and of course fresh fruit juice. In short, Arepas ToGo is a culinary jewel in an otherwise mediocre food scene. I have been twice in two days, and will not stop until I've tried everything. An absolute must while in Banos.More
Best food I’ve had in Baños. Most restaurants here are pretty expensive and subpar in terms of value, but Arepas To Go was phenomenal. I came for one and ended up eating 2. If I could spend more money I’d eat here all day!!
If I could give this place 10 stars I would! By far some of the best food I had during my time in Ecuador. At first I ordered one Arepa (they are really big), but it was SO good that I had to try another!...Staff was so kind and friendly also. A definite MUST while in Banos- I will be back!More
As a Venezuelan myself, along with my family, they have served the best quality Venezuelan food I have had in South America outside of Venezuela! This couple deserves all the support they can with this pandemic, try it out if you’re in Baño, Ecuador!
I had walked by this restaurant a few times during my weekend in Banos. On my last night I needed to try it, and it just so happened a Venezuelan I knew in town highly recommended it as well. The food was delicious and a...great size portion, staff was so welcoming and the price was so great. Wish every town I visited had one of these for quick, delicious and economical food! I will be sure to stop in again on my next visit to Banos!More