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A Must-Eat Arepa in Bushwick

With plate glass windows and no liquor license to speak of, Arepera Guacuco seems to occupy an in-between space in the Bushwick restaurant scene, neither precursor to nor byproduct of the neighborhood's gentrification. It's a category unto itself, a cheerful space decorated with Venezuelan chachkies that has earned a loyal local following on the merit of its small, traditional menu of affordable, exceedingly well-executed arepas. More

The Vegetarian Option: Caracas Arepa Bar

Caracas is my East Village no-fail. The Venezuelan arepas are authentic, delicious, and reasonably cheap; the atmosphere is casual and friendly. If you're a friend of mine and we've gone out to eat more than once, odds are I've taken you here. And vegetarian-friendly? As much as you could possibly hope for and then some. More

Apps Only: Guayoyo

The menu of small plates at East Village Venezuelan restaurant Guayoyo includes not just tapas but also salads and arepas--the variety gives it a big leg up over Caracas up the street. It's reasonably priced to boot, and while restaurants don't get much more casual, the service is both friendly and professional. More

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