Caracas Arepa’s original East Village location is a place we’ve probably had 15 random spontaneous dinners at over the years - it’s one of those spots you can always walk into for a cheap, highly enjoyable dinner without thinking too hard about it. The Williamsburg location is similar, with a few added bonuses. One, an awesome backyard patio. Two, a full bar - there’s actually a rum bar called Roneria that’s attached. Three, the ability to make reservations for a group of five to ten.
The menu here is mostly made up of arepas, all priced $9 or $9.50, filled with tasty stuff like pork shoulder or plantains or shredded beef with cheese. There are some good vegetarian options as well. Use it for an affordable dinner in Williamsburg, particularly in summer when you can sit outside.