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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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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has grown and took over a neighboring competitor, expanding the space for guests and adding a second bathroom for clients. Service is great, in English and Spanish, and the Arepas, empanadas andother dishes are divine.

Thank Manuel P
Tokyo, Japan
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ducked in here after looking at cars at a nearby dealership. We were exhausted from talking with salesmen, and were thrilled to find this quaint restaurant near us. It was happy hour (4-7) with $18 pitchers of sangria. We ordered a pitcher of the red sangria, and it was fantastic!! It's a good thing we were... More 

Thank AnnaBananainJapan
Athens, Greece
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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111 reviews
63 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 30 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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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 10 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 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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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?