Top four arepa shops in Doral

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The arepa is a typical dish from Venezuela. It is a pastry/pie, but you can add whatever you want to it. The possibilities include cheese, ham, pork, meat, chicken, avocado and more. 

The variety is incredible.

The flour is made from corn. Then water and salt are added. The result is a dough that needs to be shaped into a circle. It goes into the oven for a while – about 10 minutes. After that, you lay it out, add the content (heated if necessary) and fold it over. All the places we have visited allow dine-in and takeout. Below you will find the best arepas in Doral and a few details about each location that serves them.

Arepa Pelua from Central Park, a fan’s favorite.

Central Park
10771 NW 58th St
Doral, FL 33178
(786) 621-0880

2721 NW 79th Avenue
Doral, FL. 33122
(305) 463-8512

This company has two locations, both in Doral, offering a wide selection of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Besides arepas, they also sell empanadas, cachapas, pepitos and many other items. They have about 10 arepa flavors, including pelua, guayanes cheese, la catira, chicken, and cazon. Prices vary from $6 to $8. Arepa Pelua is one of the favorites and is commonly requested with a green sauce. This comes with white shredded meat and yellow cheese.

Arepa de carne from Parrillada Familiar Da Silva (Roberto Rios/SFMN)

Parrillada Familiar Da Silva
10720 NW 58th St.
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 477-4646

Even though this place specializes in grilled chicken and meat, it also serves arepas. As we mentioned before, there are several possible fillings in an arepa, and meat is one of them. Parrillada Familiar Da Silva includes a big arepa full of meat, cheese, and pink sauce. When customers request a delivery order, it is very common for them to get an arepa like this one. They can add pico de gallo if they like. The cost is about $10.

he iconic Sabor Venezolano commemorative wall to Venezuela (Diego Avendano/SFMN)

Sabor Venezolano Doral
10722 NW 74th St.
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 716-0375

This is one of the first arepa places in Doral. Built-in 2014, it is recognized for its design and how the arepas are made. Sabor Venezolano represents the classic arepa restaurant —  where it is typical to have a cheese bar. It also has a great tribute to Venezuela, with decorations everywhere. Besides selling arepas, they also sell empanadas, pepitos, cachapas, tequenos and Venezuelan treats. The price range for the arepas is between $9 and $14. The most popular arepa is the classic cheese.

Arepa de “Reina Pepiada” from Pepitos Arepas Bar (Diego Avendano/SFMN)

Pepito Arepa’s Bar
10701 NW 58th St
Doral, FL 33178
(305) 456-5640

Pepito is one of the most famous places to eat arepas in Doral. It is located beside a gas station, which is perfect when you need to stop for a gas refill, buy a candy bar or even go to the restroom. Besides the arepa bar, it has empanadas and Peruvian ceviche. This place is very friendly and open late. It has multiple tables and TVs to enjoy while you eat the arepa of your choice. The famous choice is the reina pepiada, which has avocado, mayonnaise and chicken. The prices are between $8 and $12.

Roberto Rios Vargas studies digital communication and media. His passion is sports journalism. His goal is to work as a host of a professional soccer, baseball or basketball program. He is also passionate about editing and operating broadcast equipment.

Diego Avendano is a Venezuelan digital journalism student and intends to pursue a career as a sports journalist, combining his passions for sports and writing. Avendano currently has an independent Instagram page called @daven_sports where he writes articles in Spanish about multiple sports around the world. He hopes that his writing will reach readers that are look for impartial opinions about the facts of the game.