Arepas are a popular late night street food in New York City, NY. Luis Alfonso Marin Valencia is happy to whip ‘em up in style for hungry New Yorkers looking for a late night snack. Originally from Colombia, Luis stays true to his roots with El Saboroso de Aracataca. Not only are these arepas cooked according to his country’s traditions, his cart’s decor of yellow butterflies pays homage to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Foodies looking to immerse themselves in the Big Apple’s diverse culinary culture need to stop by ASAP.
Luis cooks his arepas fresh on the cart, so they go straight from the grill to your plate. The arepas are made from a mix of cheese, corn flour, sugar, and milk, giving them a rich sweet-and-salty taste. From there, Luis packs on the toppings. From delectable meats to sauces seasoned with aromatic herbs, these simple blends of ingredients translate to some seriously powerful flavor. So, the next time you’re looking for a quick snack on the go, hit up this cart. Or, even better, book El Saboroso de Aracataca for your next event. Guests will love it.
Arepa de Queso - This crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside arepa comes stuffed with warm, melty cheese and then topped with a generous handful of even more cheese. What’s not to love?