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Nico's Arepas Grill

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8303 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-2759
+1 813-932-1777
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the first time last weekend with a groupon and was just blown away by the food. Our waitress was amazing and the food was spectacular. We shared the sampler platter and then each had a couple of the mini arepas. Yummmm! So, we decided to go again this weekend and were so disappointed. The problem was that... More 

Thank Jackie M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great food, irresistible arepas, great soup, great service, you'd be missing out if you don't try this one, we went on a Monday, would go back any day . . tried the appetizer sampler, best arepa was the Gordona (or something like that)

Thank tattard
Clearwater, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had a Groupon so wanted to try Venezuelan food. Very different from anything I'd had before. I tried the sampler which gave a wide selection. Their shredded beef was very good. The cheeses were delicious too. Corn "arepa?" was sweet. I enjoyed all the food. Place is cute, very clean, and the service we had was excellent. We were there... More 

Thank Gena C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This was my first time at a Venezuelan restaurant, the place has nice decor, friendly service and is very clean. This is not fast food, food is served fresh and hot and it will take 20 minutes. 6PM was not busy but 7 PM was packed. Not many parking spaces for amount of customers. Friday and Saturdays they are open... More 

Thank Donald G
Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went here for a later lunch around 1pm. It was not very crowded and had to wait for more than 40minutes for the food. Two of the items came out wrong twice. The arepas were average at best. I was excited to visit this place since I live in Tampa and thought maybe it would be as good as... More 

Thank DCtoTB
Tampa, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Amazing customer service and a huge selection of arepas!! I went on my lunch break and got the mini arepas, then came back with my son for lunch on the weekend and ordered the sampler platter...Great environment.

Thank Monique A
La Plata, Argentina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

First time I've had Arepas and I thought they were excellent. We had an assortment of different options with beef, pork, chicken etc. I was a bit disappointed with the service. Once we were seated waiter and waitress completely forgot about us. I had to call their attention to order drinks, food and get napkins and silverware. Do note that... More 

Thank shiddy74
Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Stopped in here for lunch. The Arepa's were on the mark, but my favorite item, and the one that I will come back for many times again, is the soup. A huge portion, with squash, chicken drumstick, yucca, potato, corn on the cob, and a prefect blend of spices. Not too salty either, a nice surprise. The restaurant itself is... More 

Thank bbqisme
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

South American food is one of my favorites, so I was eager to try some authentic Venezuelan street food. We both had the Cachapa, which is a large stuffed, sweet, corn-flour pancake. The 'Traditional' is filled with a large amount of puffy white cheese. We got the 'Full Cachapa' which adds shredded chicken and beef, shrimp and chicken salad. In... More 

Thank Jim S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Although Venezuelan food has similarities to Cuban food which is common in Tampa, the differences are worth the trip to Nico's to try their wonderful food. Being married to a Venezuelan I've had authentic food for quite some time, and when I took her here for lunch on a Saturday she confirmed that this is the type of food that... More 

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 11
Venezuelan, Latin, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8303 N Armenia Ave, Tampa, FL 33604-2759
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: +1 813-932-1777

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?