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Nico's Arepas Grill

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8303 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-2759
+1 813-932-1777
11:00 - 04:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Tampa, Florida
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Stopped in here for lunch. The Arepa's were on the mark, but my favorite item, and the one that I will come back for many times again, is the soup. A huge portion, with squash, chicken drumstick, yucca, potato, corn on the cob, and a prefect blend of spices. Not too salty either, a nice surprise. The restaurant itself is... More 

Thank bbqisme
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

South American food is one of my favorites, so I was eager to try some authentic Venezuelan street food. We both had the Cachapa, which is a large stuffed, sweet, corn-flour pancake. The 'Traditional' is filled with a large amount of puffy white cheese. We got the 'Full Cachapa' which adds shredded chicken and beef, shrimp and chicken salad. In... More 

Thank Jim S
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Although Venezuelan food has similarities to Cuban food which is common in Tampa, the differences are worth the trip to Nico's to try their wonderful food. Being married to a Venezuelan I've had authentic food for quite some time, and when I took her here for lunch on a Saturday she confirmed that this is the type of food that... More 

Thank Robert S
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Truly unhappy with the service and food. They served me the wrong plate and gave me an arepa with shelfish which I am highly allergic to!! I had to drive 30 minutes to get my epipen and they didn't show much concern about me but we're worried more about the bill and the food consumed.

Thank Rhyan D
Raleigh, North Carolina
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73 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a good place for lunch in Tampa while visiting the zoo and we found this gem!! OMG! This place is fantastic! The food was fresh, delicious and budget friendly! We will definitely stop in again the next time we are in Tampa.

Thank loriac1969
Panama City, Florida
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1,213 reviews
654 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

This is a new restaurant location that grew from their food truck. Don't let the strip mall location fool you because the inside is newly updated. Great selection of arepas, empanadas and the accompanying rice was tremendous. We loved everything. Kid friendly. I'm glad we tracked this down. Convenient from Lowry Zoo.

Thank Rather_Nomadic
Tampa, Florida
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369 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

I tried the food truck once at a rally downtown so when I drove by and saw they had a location on Armenia I was excited to check it out. When we walked in we were greeted right away. Our waitress came over and took our drink order right away. She took our order soon after. We were the only... More 

Thank Mailoha
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The best arepas in town, my wife and I went to celebrate her birthday ... and we loved the variety of arepas.We did not have time to take pictures.Great service,delicious food,for sure I highly recommend.

Thank Edgar O
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Great Venezuelan food! The arepas (with tasty fillings, like fresh cheese), cachapas (like sweet corn flat breads) and tequeños (kind of mozzarella sticks) are delicious! We have bought tequeños to go and they have been a hit in our gatherings! Venezuelans and non-Venezuelans have all enjoyed eating them! During the holidays the had hallacas (like a tamal) and "pan de... More 

Thank SandyZL
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

My friend, Urban, who is from Venezuela, suggested Nico's. It did not disappoint! I am a Venezuelan cuisine convert. The arepa, La Glutona, was a masterful combination of shredded chicken, beef, and shrimp. My friend Steve chose the sampler and the selection was robust and delicious. Urban ordered tequeno and they were awesome. The tostones I ordered we exceptional and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Venezuelan, South American, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8303 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-2759
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-932-1777

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