Arepera Guacuco Restaurant

Arepera Guacuco Restaurant

Arepa Restaurant and South American Restaurant$$$$
Bushwick, Brooklyn
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  • This place is famous for their arepas. It's one of the most popular in the city!
  • Mike K.
    "Get the pabellon and the cocada."(10 Tips)
    Moiz M.
    "The arepas and coconut milk shake are amazing."(11 Tips)
    Anthony M.
    "The Pabellon Arepa is simply delicious, can't go wrong."(7 Tips)
    Village Voice
    "Winner of Best Venezuelan in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue!"(6 Tips)
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  • Sunaina S.
    Sunaina SwaminathanFebruary 27, 2015
    Who knew mashed fish, arepa and spicy sauce could taste so good together. Not to forget the grilled plantains. This cuisine is slowly creeping to my top fav. Give this place a shot. Friendly staff.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 5, 2013
    A cheerful neighborhood restaurant that serves up affordable Venezuelan classics. Meat lovers should go for the arepa pabéllon, packed with shredded beef, black beans, and fried sweet plantains.
  • Niji J.
    Niji J.September 9, 2016
    The vegan arepa is better than the vegetarian! Way more hearty and flavorful. It's like a hearty vegetable stew. And you can get it with cheese if you want
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The arepas (get the veggie or pabellon) give Caracas a run for its money. Get a side of plantains and their dense, bready, sticky caramel-y flan, or an icy, not-to-sweet coconut shake if it's hot out.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MillerJuly 26, 2015
    I’m a fan of the peril, pabellon, jamon con queso, vegetariana, and vegana picante arepas. The carite frito and pabellon criollo dishes are also great. Wash it all down with a cocada.
  • Rob F.
    Rob FitzhenryJanuary 8, 2016
    Tried the arepas...amazing. loved the Pabellon (sp?):-).loaded with a braised shredded beef...plantains and black beans. Delicious and inexpensive...also really liked the coconut milk shake...
  • Alex N.
    Alex NguyenSeptember 20, 2016
    arepas are everything. the reina pepiada is yummy. the cocada (coconut shake) is HEAVENLY. super chill place with great food and good service.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceSeptember 10, 2014
    Order the pabellon criollo, a Venezuelan specialty that packs shredded beef, black beans, white rice, sweet plantains, and cheese into the pouch! Read more
  • Nefaur K.
    Nefaur KhandkerJuly 23, 2014
    Awesome arepas coupled with even awesomer sauces! I always make the mistake of getting two when one is plenty filling.
  • Ricard S.
    Ricard SoléDecember 31, 2015
    Can't go wrong with Empanada de Jamón y Queso & Arepa de Reina or Poblado (both are out of this world). The Maria cookie cake is worth trying too.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieSeptember 24, 2016
    If you're trying to avoid all the grease that naturally oozes out of the corn pocket goodness that is an arepa, get it as a plate on the side. Just as tasty and not as messy.
  • Ale T.
    Ale TowerJune 11, 2016
    Local spot with genuine food. Got the arepa a pabellon to take out which was the absolute bomb. I'd love to go back and try more stuff.
  • Chirag P.
    Chirag PatelDecember 17, 2012
    Vegetarian arepa rocked. The tortilla shells are the real deal. Also the Venezuelan national drink (beet, carrot, etc juice) hit the spot.
  • Mandy S.
    Mandy SanchezNovember 11, 2014
    I go every weekend! The service is great. The arepas are delicious! And the green sauce is from heaven. I also recomend the sangria
  • inna k.
    inna katsOctober 9
    Everything is delicious- flavors pop and drinks are good. Get the cocada coconut drink and the pabellon oriental (fish dish).
  • Yannique H.
    Yannique HallDecember 31, 2016
    Arepas are one of the best comfort foods. Everything is good. Get everything. If you must choose one choose the pabellon.
  • Geraldine V.
    Geraldine ViscoAugust 28, 2016
    Loved the empanada, have to go back to try the Arepera. Reasonable and nice staff.
  • Keren R.
    Keren ReyesJune 3, 2016
    Need to try Tequenos, Cocada (coconut smoothie), pabellon criollo and quesillo for desert! Delishhh!!!
  • Cesar P.
    Cesar ParraJuly 7, 2013
    The Pabellon arepa and a coconut milkshake beat anything that "Caracas arepa bar" has!!... hands down!!
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeNovember 15, 2015
    bomb ass arepas, delicious coconut milkshakes, great service, reasonable prices, and awesome music… need I say more? gooooooo
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupApril 11, 2011
    Be transported to Venezuela. Try the empanada de cazon, the Jamon con Queso and Pabellon Arepas - finish with a coconut milkshake.
  • Keith K.
    Keith KerrApril 5, 2015
    Try the seafood arepa! It is amazing. Also the pabellon is a must!
  • Abbey B.
    Abbey BowerMarch 1, 2015
    The arepas were fantastic as was the rice and beans but my favorite part of the meal was the chocolate cake!
  • Mark J.
    Mark JohnsonMarch 4, 2016
    I haven't had anything I haven't loved there. Whatever you're thinking about trying, try it. It's gonna be good.
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos RodriguezMarch 28, 2013
    Amazing, exceptional Venezuelan food in the city. Ask for an empanada with cazon and tajadas (not on the menu).
  • Laura V.
    Laura VogelFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    GO HERE!!! This place is incredible. Nothing like it anywhere else in NYC. Delicious! Good value! GET HERE NOW!!!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LondonSeptember 11, 2014
    The shredded fish with black beans is incredible! You should have it with the delicious Sangria!
  • Dean R.
    Dean RSeptember 28, 2013
    Great people and good food. Worth the time and the effort. Nice ambience and no rush or fuss.
  • Kwam B.
    Kwam Brew-HammondApril 21, 2015
    First time having Venezuelan food, and the arepas didn't disappoint. Grab a friend a split two different styles
  • Amber H.
    Amber HarperJuly 31, 2012
    The awesome coconut juice is just that - awesome! I'd even say it is worth making a trip to Bushwick for.
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SutterApril 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Oh my god. Best thing to happen to this neighborhood. Tostones and Pabellon Arepas - TDF.
  • Loren
    LorenJuly 5, 2016
    Arepas are delicious and good vegan and vegetarian options . Coconut milkshake is unreal.
  • Hannah H.
    Hannah HanOctober 28, 2014
    Pulled pork arepas! Both the green sauces were good. Very crisp sangria ($6), I'm sold.
  • steve B.
    steve BESeptember 24, 2014
    Pretty much everything is good here. So many tasty arepas! Coconut shake is nice.
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DelgadoJanuary 1, 2014
    Intimate setting with great Latin music! Food is fulfilling and reasonably price!
  • Zack K.
    Zack KantorJanuary 24
    Been here 10+ times
    Empanadas are surprisingly just as good as Arepas (for me at least)
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 14, 2011
    Winner of Best Venezuelan in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Skip more common arepas for the pabellon criollo, a shredded beef dish.
  • Tracey
    TraceyJanuary 29
    The vegetarian arepa, vegetarian empanada, and the cocada are all amazing.
  • Alan M.
    Alan MooimanNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Good food, get the tequños and tostones as appetizers. And make good use of the sauces
  • Josie E.
    Josie ExumeNovember 27, 2012
    The parchita (passion fruit) juice such a great pairing with any of the arepas.
  • Noëlle D.
    Noëlle DevlinDecember 29, 2013
    Can't go wrong with any Arepa. Coconut milkshake is a must have!
  • Talia S.
    Talia ShulzeApril 13, 2016
    the vegetariana is the one to get and also the chicken salad / avocado arepa
  • Aias C.
    Aias CienfuegosAugust 9, 2014
    The arepas are yummy & they will make vegan ones for you :)
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MarnellMarch 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Pabellon Arepa is simply delicious, can't go wrong.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PrinzoApril 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I should clarify I ordered the sausages in pink sauce arepa, but everything else on the menu is amazing.
  • @mik3cap
    @mik3capAugust 7, 2016
    Big portions! You can just order one empanada and that's plenty.
  • Tal A.
    Tal AtlasSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite brunch in the city. Try the desayuno capatalino.
  • MoMie A.
    MoMie ArleneAugust 20, 2011
    I forgot what it's called on the menu but the corn pancake with beef is delicious!!
  • Steven G.
    Steven GilmanJuly 14, 2010
    Really taken aback at how good the food is here. Vegetarian arepa was amazing. Killer sauces too. Save room for flan.
  • Brian Christopher
    Brian ChristopherApril 10, 2013
    Arepas and empanadas oh my! A Pernil or E Pabellon Arepas do it.
  • Allie S.
    Allie S.June 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Brunch is amazing and never crowded. Try the desayuno capitalino!
  • Olga R.
    Olga RaskinJanuary 20, 2013
    Really enjoyed this place. The vegetarian empanada is delicious.
  • Robin .
    Robin 😎May 28, 2015
    The Vegetarian Empanada was glorious! Glorious, I tell you.
  • Qiana C.
    Qiana CarboneSeptember 7, 2015
    Roast pork with maduro and cheese. Oh and the Guasacaca sauce!!!
  • Moiz M.
    Moiz MalikSeptember 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The arepas and coconut milk shake are amazing.
  • Alex C.
    Alex CancelMarch 7, 2015
    Go for the Pabellon and Parillada Arepas
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    The empanadas are elegantly poofed and crisped, without the densely crimped edges that afflict many varieties. Read more
  • Daniel S.
    Daniel ShawJanuary 31, 2016
    The chicken empanadas are HUGE and DELICIOUS.
  • Michael A.
    Come for the Arepas, stay for the empanadas
  • Antonio M.
    Really delicious food, but double check it if you're vegetarian.
  • Niels P.
    Niels PhilbertMay 10, 2016
    Arepas are delicious and authentic 👌🏻
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley ChenSeptember 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure you get the green spicy sauce!
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 27, 2015
    tostones $7 + pabellon arepa $7 + cocada $4 = $18 for the perfect meal
  • Cassie D.
    Cassie DavisJune 6, 2013
    You must get the coconut milkshake!
  • Rami H.
    Rami HaykalApril 30, 2016
    Reina papiada and the tequenos. Good lunch spot
  • Mike K.
    Mike KalmanNovember 10, 2010
    Get the pabellon and the cocada. And definitely try their sauces. They're delicious.
  • Loreal
    LorealSeptember 1, 2011
    The vegetariana arepa is really good, too!
  • Mischa A.
    Mischa AbakumovaJune 25, 2014
    Try the oriental arepa!wont regret it!
  • Nick J.
    Nick JordanAugust 8, 2015
    Service is a bit uneven, but oh man the empanadas.
  • abby
    abbyJuly 18, 2011
    good arepas. don't forget the cheese sticks!
  • Laura S.
    Laura Saravia BottApril 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Vegetarian. So good!
  • Arepera Guacuco Restaurant
    Village Voices #6 Best Restaurant in Bushwick http://bit.ly/1pLB0Wq
  • Freda M.
    Freda MoonJanuary 13, 2014
    Not bad, but the food's a bit bland and pricey for what it is. Still, a pretty great little neighborhood spot.
  • Maria A.
    Maria AlvarezDecember 15, 2012
    The pabellon empanada is fucking amazing.
  • Jake R.
    Jake RoperApril 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Tostones and find out what heaven is like.
  • A B.
    A BCDAugust 5, 2015
    Eat yummy arepas here, nom nom nom.
  • Dana S.
    Dana SoadyNovember 10, 2013
    The arepitas are where it's at.
  • Anna
    AnnaAugust 8, 2015
    The sangria is delicious!
  • Marcos B.
    Marcos BuenoJune 19, 2014
    Get anything with plantains
  • BJ P.
    BJ PheifferNovember 26, 2011
    Try the cocada, coconut milkshape, tummy.
  • Gokul
    GokulFebruary 28, 2015
    Cabellon oriental- so fresh and good!!
  • Lori L.
    Lori LoApril 16, 2011
    Try the Guanabana juice! Just try it!
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KaplanSeptember 20, 2014
    Everything is fresh and fabulous..
  • Louis D.
    Louis DavidNovember 23, 2015
    Delicious Arepas !
  • Sonny K.
    Sonny KwokFebruary 19
    It's all very good here
  • Kaya G.
    Kaya GrimSeptember 6, 2016
    Areas and Cocada Milkshake!!!!👏🏾👏🏾
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen CalebroJuly 4, 2010
    The best empanadas you will ever have in your life.
  • Alyssa D.
    Alyssa DevineJuly 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    BEST FOOD IN BUSHWICK
  • Vita G.
    Vita GeneralovaFebruary 18, 2015
    Also, great Rioja!
  • Laura S.
    Laura Saravia BottJune 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    LOVE the vegetarian option.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CesearMay 1, 2016
    Sangria is on point
  • Talisa C.
    Talisa ChangJuly 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Breakfast arepas, people!
  • Loreal
    LorealSeptember 1, 2011
    Order the pabellon arepa!
  • Josh E.
    Josh EagleAugust 10, 2016
    Seafood arepas!😄
  • Faryan A.
    Faryan AJuly 7, 2015
    Cocada!! So good
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PrinzoNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    I swear they gave me cold sliced hot dogs and passed it off as sausage.
  • Kelsey T.
    Kelsey TrumbachJanuary 16
    A Pabellón
  • Vita G.
    Vita GeneralovaFebruary 18, 2015
    One of everything, please!!!
  • Lauren R.
    Lauren RichesonMarch 25, 2012
    the number 9 yo. amazing.
  • Ciege C.
    Ciege CagalawanJune 25, 2013
    Tequeños for the win!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MalamudNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A Pabelion can't be beat
  • Lina K.
    Lina KApril 11, 2014
    7 dollars for a mediocre arepa size of an orange. Bad value. Bland.
  • Mariya A.
    Mariya AbdulkafAugust 17, 2015
    Testing test
  • Amy F.
    Amy FerraraOctober 1, 2016
    so stupid fucking good
  • Jason S.
    Jason SwetzoffFebruary 16, 2011
    Real good.
  • Dara B.
    Dara BarrJanuary 15, 2011
    Go here
  • Fiorella F.
    Fiorella FloresJuly 17, 2016
    Muy buenas arepas, si quieren ser intrépidos pidan una Reina con queso Guayanés y a los tequeños les hace falta un poquito más de queso, pero geniales de sabor!
  • Denis K.
    Denis KargaevOctober 8, 2015
    Отличные лепешки арепы. Атмосфера - огонь!
  • Andy
    AndyNovember 29, 2014
    Muy bueno todo
  • Carlos H.
    Carlos HenriquezAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Q bolas de bueno todo!!!
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