December 17, 2011

Viva Las Arepas

After a night of drinking, my friends and I all decided to go to Viva Las Arepas (formerly known as I Love Arepas) along Las Vegas Blvd.  Arepas are basically a flat, round, and soft patties made out of cornmeal, which are grilled, making them crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  They can be stuffed with beef, chicken, ham, cheese, beans, shrimp, and many more. 

My first time trying Venezuelan food!

They also serve empanadas yum

¡Arepas!

Black Beans and Cheese Arepas and Cheese Empanada to the left

All of our arepas

=)

The best way I can describe arepas is that they're wholesome... I felt very satisfied after eating them.
Eating here reminded me there's a lot more Latin American food out there other than Mexican food.  Its a bit hard though to try other cuisines when majority of Latin American restaurants in Las Vegas are Mexican.  I guess I have to venture more!

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