On a quiet corner in Crown Heights, La Ñapa looks like your everyday coffee shop. But this casual tapas spot is actually a well kept Venezuelan street food secret hiding in plain sight. They specialize in arepas, blue corn tamales, and chicharron. Come for dinner or weekend brunch with someone who likes eating pork.
Where we've featured it
More spots in BrooklynSee more
Doris is where you go in Bed-Stuy when you want to meet people. Those people might not be sober, but, oh look, there's a disco ball.
CJ Cafe Flatbush
The Flatbush Avenue location of CJ Cafe is one of the best places to get jerk chicken in the area.
More Venezuelan spotsSee more
Cachapas Y Mas
This is the Inwood location of Cachapas y Mas, a Venezuelan that makes the best patacon in NYC.
Caracas Arepa Bar
Caracas Arepa Bar serves really good arepas and frozen drinks on the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach.
At Arepera Guacuco in Bushwick you can get thick corn patties filled with pork shoulder and plantains. That's reason enough for you to get there.
Suggested by our writers
El Quinto Pino
This restaurant/wine bar in Chelsea from the folks who brought you Tia Pol and Txikito delivers solid authentic Spanish eats, wine, and sangria.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more