The Arepa Place specializes in a Colombian and Venezuelan dish known as arepas. We were founded in Cincinnati in 2016 by owner, Isis Arrieta-Dennis, who is originally from Colombia. She and her mother (also named Isis) are responsible for all the recipes. After more than two years of using Findlay Kitchen and serving food on the weekends from a pop-up tent, we opened our first brick-and-mortar at Findlay Market in October 2018.
We have immense passion for the cuisine that we create and the experiences that are shared over food. We love serving the people of the Greater Cincinnati area, and we hope everyone enjoys our authentic Colombian dishes. Thank you for visiting our website, and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Our stuffed arepas are made the traditional way! First, we boil and grind the corn. After kneading the dough, we make the patties that are then grilled. Lastly, the arepa is cut open and filled with your choice of mozzarella cheese, black beans, fried plantains, shredded beef, chorizo, and/or chicken. We even serve delicious breakfast arepas!
We also make cheese arepas by mixing mozzarella into the corn dough before grilling the patties. It’s the Colombian version of a grilled cheese!
Each arepa comes with a choice of one of our four homemade salsas.
Lastly, we also serve delicious empanadas made from freshly ground corn. These corn pockets are stuffed with mozzarella cheese, shredded chicken, ground beef, or potato and eggplant before being deep-fried.
FINDLAY MARKET 131 W. Elder St.
Friday: 10am - 7pm
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Tuesday through Friday (10am-7pm), Saturday (9am-7pm), Sunday (10am-4pm)
You’ll find our storefront at Findlay Market, the oldest "continuously operated public market" in Ohio. Visitors will find fresh produce, crafts, live music, and a variety of food and drink options. Read more about Findlay Market here.
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Saturday, September 29 (11am-5pm) / 954 E McMillian
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Our catering service includes foil envelopes used to wrap the arepas, napkins, plates, and forks. We can also bring tablecloths and serving tables, if necessary. Each arepa comes with (4) different salsas on the side. One or two staff members from The Arepa Place will prepare and serve the food.
To secure your reservation, we require clients to pay 50% of the invoice in advance. We charge $12 per person, in addition to a 20% service fee and a 7% sales tax.
If cancellations are made at least seven (7) business days prior to the day of the event, a full refund will be given (this includes the 50% down payment). If the catering is cancelled fewer than seven (7) business days prior to the date of the event, there will be no refunds.
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131 W. Elder St.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Tuesdays to Fridays 10am-7pm
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