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May 3, 2013 11:28 PM

Teque Arepa - Eden Prairie

Each time I've visited Eden Prairie I've checked to see if anyone had moved into the old Roly Poly space at Flying Cloud and Viking, since this is the closest lunch spot to the office. On this trip I was delighted to see Teque Arepa in this space.

$5 gets you a tasty chicken or pork arepa. They have many other choices of fillings, including vegetarian choices, along with empanadas and a few other dishes.

This is a very nice addition for getting a quick and tasty lunch in Eden Prairie!


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  1. Good find...wonder how they stack up against the hola arepa food truck

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    1. re: kriminalrat

      This is better. I like the hola arepa food truck, but these are better arepas plus a full menu of other incredible treats like the yucca fries and cheese sticks wrapped in a buttery, twisted bread crust. And great empanadas. Hands down winner.

    2. Nice!!, I haven't had a good Arepa since I was in Venezuela in 2011. I will be checking this place out for sure.

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      1. re: ozuye

        They are super easy to make, no reason to go years without.

        1. re: getgot211

          Had the pabellon (shredded beef, black beans, white salty cheese and sweet plantains) it was great with the sweet/salty mixing with the arepa which is basically cornbread....what a great combo. They serve it with a creamy garlic sauce that makes it even more delicious..

      2. I couldn't agree more. I had never had an arepa, but after just one visit, I am hooked! #6 pabellon with shredded beef, black beans, cheese, plantains (such a wonderful sweetness) and creamy sauce was terrific. Not certain what the "bun" is made from, but it was different and good.

        Also, don't miss out on the creamy smoothies. Unusual selection of tropical fruit flavors like Guanabana. So good. Nice owners, good service. Nice to have some more variety of ethnic foods here in the SW Metro.

        1. I was there about two weeks ago and it was really outstanding. I'm a big proponent of Hola Arepa, but I think I might have to give these guys the edge. I had the Reina Pepiada, which was so much better than cold chicken has any right to be, and my friend had the Pabellon. Topped it off with fruit shakes (guava and blackberry). There are few places (no places?) that I hate driving to more than Eden Prairie, but I will brave the asphalt spaghetti just to get here.

          1. I made my monthly trek to Eden Prairie recently. Since discovering Teque Arepa, I don't eat anywhere else in EP. (Sorry Baker's Ribs.) Granted we are never there at peak hours, but the place is usually empty. I hope CH'ers will seek it out. I would hate for it to go away.