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Arepa Lady - Roosevelt & 79th St

myclawyer May 13, 2008 11:18 AM

Her myspace page says she is back. Does anyone know why she doesn't open up shop until after 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday? Kind of late for an old guy like me to be traipsing down to JH, even if it is only a few subway stops away. Is it worth it?

  1. Woodside Al May 13, 2008 03:36 PM

    The reason for the late hours is because that's when the business really gets going along that strip. There are lots of bars & clubs over there, and so there's lots of people out and about looking for good late night post-drinking type snacks. Tons of other late night street food available in that neighborhood too. Pretty much like there is in the entertainment area of any big Latin-American city, but here it's from a whole range of different cuisines. If you haven't been out there on a warm night at about midnight then you're really missing a whole fun NYC scene.

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    1. re: Woodside Al
      Yaxpac May 14, 2008 07:50 AM

      and her arepas are waaay better than a good pancake.

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      Geo8rge May 13, 2008 12:18 PM

      You could have dinner in the area then visit her afterward. Her Arepa is no better than a really good pancake. Is a really good pancake worth it?

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