Caracas Arepa Bar is devoted to the pleasures of homemade Venezuelan food. Since 2003 we have been dedicated to the idea of a space where authentic quality food converges with the eclectic vibe of our city.
The magic behind our place began with our founders “serendipitous love-at-first-sight encounter at an Arepas joint in Caracas” the city. The following act includes a honeymoon, almost immediate transplant to the great apple, a series of odd jobs (like one that required the use of fake blood, moles, wigs, and plenty of powder), and a happy beginning that started exactly when they realized that they are made to serve the art and science of Arepas. Six months later the first Caracas Arepa Bar opened its doors in New York’s East Village.
We are not a fast food joint, and certainly not a “Nuevo Latino” restaurant. From the beginning we have been driven by a combination of nostalgia, entrepreneurship, and authenticity. Our passion is our craft and our pleasure is being able to share it with you.
Our secret is consistency. It starts with a great deal of attention to choosing quality ingredients, and a lot of love for the craft of bringing to the table the best of Venezuelan food every day. No matter where you come from, whether you are part of the family or a first-time guest, you will feel the warmth of our dedication through the joy of our meals. Caracas Arepa Bar is only possible thanks to the dedication of its team led by Maribel Araujo and Aristides Barrios.