5 best restaurants to get Venezuela arepas in Toronto

Apr 26 2021, 2:09 pm

Bold and flavourful are just a few words to describe the delicacy that is a Venezuelan arepa. There are a few spots in Toronto where you can get your hands on one.

A few Venezuelan restaurants have managed to turn this street-style food into something more than just a quick bite.

The flat, dish-shaped corn patty is stuffed with all the goodies from plantain, cheese, beef, pork, and much, much more.

Here’s a list of five restaurants to get your hands on deliciously filling Venezuelan arepas in Toronto:

El Venezolano


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Since 2017, El Venezolano has served delicious arepas, honouring the flavours of Venezuela. With 14 different variations of the traditional dish, this spot is one of the best places to try arepas in Toronto.

Address: 818 Danforth Avenue
Hours: Every day from 12 pm to 9 pm

Canaima Cafe


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Having recently opened in Toronto’s World Food Market, Canaima Cafe has created fusion flavours with its arepas, and influences from other flavours.

Address: 335 Yonge Street
Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 2 pm to 10:30 pm and Thursday to Sunday from 11:30 am to 10:30 pm

Queen Arepa

Queen Arepa Truck is a woman-owned and operated food truck that offers a gluten-free menu for pre-orders. According to their website, at the moment, they are currently running out of Toronto’s Bacan restaurant due to the pandemic.

Address: 369 Roncesvalles Avenue
Hours: (Online orders) Wednesday to Friday from 3 pm to 8 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm

The Arepa Republic

Fully loaded arepas can be found at The Arepa Republic. There are 13 different arepa variations that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

Address: 76 Densley Avenue and 9350 Yonge Street
Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm (Densley) and Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm (Yonge)

Gordo EX Cafe


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Gordo EX Cafe offers 21 arepa choices on its menu, and they’re no joke. Orders for pick up and delivery are available via Uber Eats or call ahead.

Address: 1048 Bathurst Street
Hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 2 pm to 10 pm, Friday to Saturday from 12 pm to 10 pm and Sunday from 12 pm to 7 pm

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