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Arepa Cafe

) #618 of 7,020 Restaurants in Toronto ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Latin, Venezuelan, South American
490 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B3, Canada
+1 416 362 411
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“tres leches” (6 reviews)
“arepas” (60 reviews)
“black beans” (5 reviews)
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Latin, Venezuelan, South American, Cafe, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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490 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This small restaurant is great, from the service ( all very nice and patient) to the food. Amazing Venezuelan food with lots of arepa options to try ( you can even do your own if one of the many options doesn't convince you ) they...More

Thank Ruth_Henriiquez
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was honestly the most incredible dish I have had all year. I went with my sisters, 2 nephews and my niece to try their delicious and hot arepa, as they seem to describe it. When we got our arepa's and we all took a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Areias have great texture but need a bit of seasoning - grains of salt will do - so flavor permeates the bread as well. All the fillings also need some seasoning -outside of the sauces which are gray but only when combined -'garlic mayo...More

Thank Sura54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been going to Arepa Café for years now, and I can't say I crave any dish more than I crave their arepas! Their specials are creative, the staff are incredibly friendly, and the food is divine. As someone with a gluten allergy, it is...More

Thank kieraD25
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is my second visit in a month or so and I think its one of the best South American - Venezuelan food places in the city. It has a great ambiance, friendly and warm staff and of course the food is great. The first...More

Thank mmparthi
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The four of us wanted to try something different and looked for Venezuelan restaurants. There are no large sit-down comfortable restaurants around Toronto that we could find. This restaurant seemed to be the best known and well rated. It was a very cute, trendy looking...More

Thank Cathy C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This was my second visit and I really enjoyed the food, the espresso and the red wine. I have celiac disease and the staff here are aware of cross-contamination issues so I know I will get a safe meal here. The arepa is so delicious!...More

Thank Carrie M
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great tasting arepa and delicious cachapa, the sweetness of the corn pancake and the nice pork shoulder are just made to be together. Great hot sauce and delicious home made condiments. However, the price is too steep for what you get, I'd rather head to...More

Thank Leolo L
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and pleasant staff. It's exposed brick and a bit artsy. We came in for coffee and dessert on a Sunday night and based on recommendations had the très léchés which was excellent. If you are familiar with Indian dessert, it's similar to raas...More

Thank RM12
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stumbled on this restaurant on a cold December night and were thrilled with the food and atmosphere. First time trying Venezuelan food and Mmmm, it won't be the last.

Thank Ontheroad848
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 490 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Neighbourhood: Queen Street and West Queen West
  • Phone Number: +1 416 362 411
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