Specializing in traditional Venezuelan street food, La Arepa is a food truck experience you won't soon forget. With over a dozen dishes to choose from, including arepas, empanadas, and their signature main dishes, every item on their menu is full of flavor and the perfect amount of spice. Run with love and care by founders Antonio and Elsy Gutierrez, both of whom moved here from Venezuela in 2007, La Arepa goes above and beyond to deliver the highest quality Venezuelan food in Portland. La Arepa has been such a hit in the local area that they were able to open their second food truck to keep up with demand and now a commercial kitchen for Carerings.
Try the vegetarian La Rubia arepa, filled with cheddar cheese and melted butter, or bite into the tasty fish empanada stuffed with shredded tilapia and perfectly seasoned with garlic, onions, sweet pepper, and paprika. If you're looking for a more hearty and traditionally-flavored Venezuelan meal, ask for the Patcon sandwich, which comes with your choice of beef, chicken, or fish. If you have extra room, be sure to order a side or two of platano frito. For the latest hours and location, check out the La Arepa website.