What is an Arepa?

This food and its name come from the indigenous cultures of what is today Venezuela and Colombia.

Arepas are round corn patties that are grilled and eaten almost daily in Colombia and Venezuela in the same way people in the U.S. eat bread with a meal. These arepas are often served with cheese, butter, or even avocado.

Arepas can also be cut open and filled with a variety of savory ingredients. This is known as the arepa rellena, or stuffed arepa, which is our specialty.