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Arepas Cafe Long Island City

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Arepas Cafe Long Island City

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bugle | | Sep 22, 2007 02:37 PM

This is my first posting here. Just wanted to take a second to recommend a great little place I just tried out. Arepas Cafe on 36th ave. between 33rd and 34th st. Opened a day or two or ago. Never had Arepas before and now I think i'm addicted. They sell maybe ten varieties, pork, chicken, been and cheese, vegetables, etc. Their's are made with a satisfyingly dense bun that has a bit of a crunch and a nice corn flavor. I had the Carne Mechada so the bun was filled with very tender and flavorful beef with (I think) peppers and onions. Came with a creamy garlic and herb sauce. Delicious. Very nice owners. Good for takeout but maybe 5 or 6 small tables as well. The Arepas are usually between $5 and $6, but are $3 dollars today and tomorrow. A great addition to the neighborhood.

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