History of the Arepas
The Arepa originated hundreds of years ago, and was a staple in the diet of various indigenous tribes across the areas that are now Venezuela and Colombia. Arepas are eaten at all times of the day. The Arepa received its name from the word “erepa”, the indigenous word for corn. Until the 1950s, when Areperas (Arepa joints) began growing in popularity, people became more innovative with their fillings. These days there are a variety of staple traditional arepas that are Venezuelans favorite ones on a menu.
Why the Name?
Areperas (arepa joints) are establishments that are found all over Venezuela. These establishments are usually open 24/7 and provide a place where you can enjoy a delicious traditional arepa. Our name is simply the translation of arepera (The Arepa Joint).
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