• The Arepa Place: Soft Opening and Grand Opening Dates!

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    September 17, 2018
    Soft Opening Dates
    -Sept. 19 (Wednesday), 11am to 2pm
    -Sept. 20 (Thursday), 11am to 2pm
    -Sept. 22 (Saturday), 11am to 7pm
    -Sept. 23 (Sunday), 11am to 4m
    -Sept. 26 (Wednesday), 4pm to 7pm
    -Sept. 27 (Thursday), 11am to 2pm
    Grand Opening Date
    -Sept. 29 (Saturday), 10am
    We hope to see you soon at 131 West Elder Street at Findlay Market!

    Isis and Chris Arrieta-Dennis 

    About Us
    The Arepa Place specializes in a Colombian and Venezuelan dish known as arepas. We were founded in Cincinnati in 2016 by owner, Isis Arrieta-Dennis. The Arepa Place, however, is truly a family business! Isis, who is originally from Colombia, and her mother (also named Isis) do all the cooking. Isis' husband, Chris, is also involved in the operations of the business. After more than two years of using Findlay Kitchen and serving our food on the weekends from a pop-up tent, we opened our first brick-and-mortar at Findlay Market in 2018.

    We have immense passion for the cuisine that we create and the experiences that are shared over food. We're excited to serve our Colombian dishes to the people of Cincinnati, and we want all customers to enjoy our food and the time they spend with us. Thank you for visiting, and we hope you'll come back!

    Our Food 
    Our stuffed arepas are made the traditional way! First, we boil and grind the corn. After kneading the dough, we make the patties that are then grilled.  Lastly, the arepa is cut open and filled with mozzarella cheese, black beans, fried plantains, and shredded beef or chicken.

    We also make cheese arepas by mixing mozzarella into the corn dough before grilling the patties. It’s the Colombian version of a grilled cheese!

    Each arepa comes with a choice of one of our four homemade salsas.

    Lastly, we also serve delicious empanadas made from freshly ground corn. These corn pockets are stuffed with mozzarella cheese, shredded chicken, or ground beef before being deep-fried.

    Isis Arrieta-Dennis
    (513) 388-6205