Caracas Arepa Bar


In today’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with co-owner of Caracas Arepa Bar, Maribel Araujo. Caracas is a Venezuelan arepa bar with 3 locations in NYC — one in Manhattan in the Lower East Side, one in Brooklyn, and a 3rd summer location in Rockaway Beach. Maribel’s business journey has not been without challenges, as one of her locations was damaged in a fire, and another washed away by Superstorm Sandy. Her ongoing stories of resilience are sure to inspire. 

People In This Episode

Maribel Araujo, Co-Owner

Maribel Araujo, Co-Owner


Food & Drink In This Episode

I feel like I always have that warrior in me to be like ‘no, there’s no bad times. We just have to keep going.’
— Maribel Araujo

About the Region

Maribel was born in Venezuela and is brining Venezuelan arepas to NYC.



Location & Details

Caracas Manhattan
91 E. 7th St. NY, NY 10009

Caracas Brooklyn
291 Grand st., Brooklyn, NY 11211

Caracas Rockaway (Summer)
106-01 Shore Front Parkway, Queens NY 11694

Website / Instagram / Facebook

Episode Credits

Photography: Alyssa Broadus & Chris Dolt

Host: Danielle Lehman

Produced by: Oliver J. Hughes