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Arepa Cafe

Arepa Restaurant, Breakfast Spot, and Latin American Restaurant
490 Queen St. W. (at Denison Ave.), Toronto ON M5V 3N3, Canada
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$$$$
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No

Arepa Café ® is a youthful, committed and dedicated team serving arepas in Canada. Traditionally handcrafted. The arepera is a traditional diner from Venezuela. It is a place for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack or dinner, and sometimes a stop to eat after a good night out.

8.0/10

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    Chris J.
    "Cassava and tequenos are a great starter."(5 Tips)
    Pao!!!
    "venezuelan food with amaizing #arepas pabellon arepa"(4 Tips)
    Leandra G.
    "Arepa sandwiches are great (we had both chicken and flank steak)."(3 Tips)
    Pao!!!
    "Good prices for a traditional and real venezuelan food!"(4 Tips)
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  • arepas
  • tequenos
  • venezuelan food
  • flank steak
  • diplomatico
  • sandwiches
  • empanadas
  • gluten-free food
  • black bean soup
  • healthy food
  • brownies
  • good service
  • dark hot chocolate
  • watercress salad
  • cozy
  • good for a quick meal
  • café
  • lemonade
  • authentic
  • trendy
  • Kyo S.
    Could eat these till I die 😜. Served coffee and beer. Layer in the three sauces as you eat. Go easy on the hot sauce (yellow bottle)
    Kyo Song · February 21
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  • Mark R.
    The arepas
    Mark Rabo · January 25
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  • Nuff
    Slightly modernised Venezuelan fare. Try a platter to get a taste of a few things at once.
    Nuff · November 6, 2015
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  • Hung T.
    The super spicy sauce is actually super spicy!
    Hung Truong · July 4, 2015
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  • Desmond F.
    The carne asada arepa is the best, I always get that one now.
    Desmond F. · June 4, 2015
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  • Leeor S.
    Such a yummy lunch.
    Leeor Sommer · June 2, 2015
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  • Leandra G.
    Not to be missed. Arepa sandwiches are great (we had both chicken and flank steak). Yuca, tostones, and empanadas as "finger food" are excellent. Nothing felt heavy or greasy. Very flavorful
    Leandra Gerena · March 29, 2015
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  • Pao!!!
    Special place to enjoy the #venezuelan food with amaizing #arepas pabellon arepa and tequeños is the best! Don't forget try the #tresLeches with a friendly service
    Pao!!! · February 5, 2015
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  • Michelle L.
    Their dark hot chocolate is on point 👌 Perfect for the season.
    Michelle Lee · December 27, 2014
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  • Pao!!!
    Very good Desert! Excelent Services and Real Venezuelan Food! Try Pabellon Arepa and Tequeños! Don't forget the desserts
    Pao!!! · December 7, 2014
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  • Daniel H.
    La llanera and pulpo are my faves
    Daniel Hritzkiv · December 5, 2014
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  • Pao!!!
    Excelent services very good location. Good prices for a traditional and real venezuelan food! Try pabellon vegie arepa!!! And tequeños is the best for me!
    Pao!!! · October 3, 2014
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  • Darwin P.
    The tequeños are a must have. We Venezuelans love them!
    Darwin Palma · August 8, 2014
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  • HanBi K.
    Guacamole heavennnnn
    HanBi K · May 25, 2014
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  • Lori L.
    The veggie arepa is really good
    Lori Lee · May 4, 2014
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  • Sybel M.
    Do not come here and waste your money or time! It is extremely expensive for what it is! Service only in English which sucks! Go to El Gordo Ex on 1048 Bathrust st! A lot better and cheaper! Trust me
    Sybel Maria · January 12, 2014
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  • Meagan Jett T.
    Avocado bestie... I just grabbed the curvy queen. I love fresh spots like this. Try it yo.
    Meagan Jett The launch store · January 5, 2014
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  • Aamir S.
    Egg and chorizo arepa !
    Aamir Shera · September 3, 2013
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  • Noemi Outi I.
    Food is delicious. The prices a bit high.
    Noemi Outi Iacono · August 27, 2013
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  • Chuck K.
    Hot sauce is really hot.
    Chuck Kahn · June 30, 2013
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  • Tim
    The flavours reminded me of Colombia. So good... The pink sauce is MUY caliente!
    Tim · May 7, 2013
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  • Laura D.
    As a Venezuelan, i can guarantee you'll have great authentic food in this place. If it's your 1st time, try the "Reina Pepiada" because it is the signature arepa. Blackberry juice is a must!!
    Laura Delgado Ranalli · May 6, 2013
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  • Michael F.
    Gluten free! Try a chicken breast arepa with a cafe con leche.
    Michael Fil · April 8, 2013
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  • Desmond F.
    The hot sauce is super spicy, be warned. Usually I don't taste the spicyness in spicy dishes you find in restaurants... but this was definitely hot.
    Desmond F. · March 28, 2013
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  • Caroline C.
    Fish empanadas were amazing! Great menu!
    Caroline Canlas · March 22, 2013
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  • Vojta P.
    This place is just amazing. I love their Arepas, makes me want to go to Venezuela on the spot! They also serve Diplomatico, which is a rare thing in the city
    Vojta Pohunek · March 14, 2013
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  • Greg P.
    Yummy "sandwiches." Good coffees. Lovely service. Nice spot.
    Greg Price · January 12, 2013
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  • Diplomatico Rum
    Amazing anniversary video of one of our favorite places in Toronto. thanks for the mention! Read more
    Diplomatico Rum · November 28, 2012
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  • Diplomatico Rum
    Feeling like home!
    Diplomatico Rum · September 9, 2012
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  • Alejandro B.
    Can't go wrong with the passion fruit frappe
    Alejandro Briceno · July 14, 2012
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  • Diplomatico Rum
    Fantastic place where we feel like home (literally). Come by and enjoy venezuelan dishes along with Diplomático Read more
    Diplomatico Rum · June 29, 2012
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  • David S.
    Messy as hell but tasty. The red sauce borders on being too hot for human consumption so use it sparingly.
    David Strasser · April 27, 2012
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  • Jon-Jon G.
    Apply the hot sauce sparingly. A little goes a long way!
    Jon-Jon Gulla · April 25, 2012
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  • Shelly A.
    Amazing place!!! It's a must
    Shelly Abadi · April 4, 2012
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  • Candi G.
    Really great! Have been a few times for lunch now and haven't been disappointed. Tasty and filling!
    Candi G · February 15, 2012
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  • Gazalle
    Venezuelan food so good!
    Gazalle · December 5, 2011
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  • Sean S.
    Awesome food. Get the flank steak if you want an instance of heaven.
    Sean Seaman · November 8, 2011
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  • Miguel F.
    Deliciously perfect sized lunch. The Pulpo is damn good. The octopus is soo soft and tender, not chewy and gamy. Mmmm.
    Miguel Florendo · October 25, 2011
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  • Miguel F.
    Really can't go wrong with anything here. Loved the octopus sandwich, sooo tender.
    Miguel Florendo · October 21, 2011
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  • Christina G.
    Careful trying the hot sauce for the first time - take a pin point sized taste - TRUST ME
    Christina G · October 16, 2011
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  • Ivan S.
    That hot sauce is amanzingly HOT! WOW! Handle with care!
    Ivan Salazar · October 2, 2011
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  • Hubert
    No crepe ..
    Hubert · September 28, 2011
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  • Julie N.
    Go for the lemonade. It's sweetened with cane sugar and always has a mint leaf floating it it.
    Julie Ngo · September 18, 2011
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  • deanna l.
    Black bean soup is watery and oddly sweet. Stick to the arepas.
    deanna lambert · September 6, 2011
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  • Sebastian C.
    Pabellom arepa with flank steak, black beans & plantain = pure goodness!
    Sebastian Cook · August 3, 2011
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  • Natalie D.
    The sandwiches (arepas) are awesome!!!
    Natalie Das · July 23, 2011
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  • Dawnesaurus R.
    Nothing here has disappointed me! The Pabellon Arepa is my fave but the watercress salad with Passionfruit dressing is amazing & fresh! Oh & don't forget the large thin brownie, yum!
    Dawnesaurus Rex · May 13, 2011
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  • Christina G.
    Best thin chewy brownies!
    Christina G · April 21, 2011
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  • K. O.
    The expresso is gorgeous. Creamy and nutty.
    K. Ouimet · March 12, 2011
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  • Nabil
    Awesome lates! Good food but takes awhile
    Nabil · February 27, 2011
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  • Amir E.
    So good to the last bite. Also try there awesome deserts.
    Amir Ebrahimnia · February 23, 2011
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  • Safari647
    Pabellon is a must. The plaintain is so refreshing!
    Safari647 · February 13, 2011
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  • Carolina M.
    Ham and cheese is my favorite, basic arepa like my mom used to make when I was a kid. Cazon empanadas are also yummy.
    Carolina Montrose · November 27, 2010
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  • Corina H.
    The orange sauce is painfully spicy - wooo!
    Corina Hitchcock-Spicer · November 20, 2010
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  • Alexandru T.
    The alfajores are fresh and delicious
    Alexandru Titeu · July 5, 2010
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  • Caroline F.
    Brunch, lattes, good customer service
    Caroline Fernandez · May 28, 2010
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  • Chris J.
    An absolute must. Fresh through to the sauces. Cassava and tequenos are a great starter. Even the servers are awesome.
    Chris Jackson · March 24, 2010
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  • Jonathan A.
    The sugarcane lemonade is delicious
    Jonathan Armstrong · February 26, 2010
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  • Sandy K.
    The black bean soup is outstanding, especially with a little shot of hot sauce.
    Sandy Kemsley · February 20, 2010
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  • Corina H.
    you can't go wrong with the pabellon arepa: shredded meat, beans, cheese and plantains - yum
    Corina Hitchcock-Spicer · February 8, 2010
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  • Pearl
    The fish arepa is a bit bland but the beef tenderloin was great with the side guacomole.
    Pearl · January 3, 2010
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  • Faduma G.
    Café con leche
    Faduma Gure · February 24, 2015
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  • Bertrand M.
    Arepa de Pulpo, pabellon y Reina Pepiada
    Bertrand Mangeot · September 14, 2014
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  • Mery G.
    Esto no se siente venezolano para NADA, empezando por el staff y la comida! No pierdan su tiempo y su dinero, porque es muy costoso para el sabor y la porción de comida que ofrecen!
    Mery G.L · January 12, 2014
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  • Joshua E.
    Arepa es la bomba.
    Joshua Emberlin · May 15, 2010
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