The Venezuelan arepa is a regular daily meal in its home country as well as neighboring Colombia, but is fast gaining popularity in the USA as a quick, easy and delicious alternative to staid old classic sandwiches, wraps and subs. Few establishments make as delicious an arepa as Chamos Cafe, a discreet but high-quality deli establishment located deep in the depths of a gas station in Doral, a municipality located in the Miami-Dade County of Florida.
This particular Venezuelan arepa stands out from other similar offerings in Miami in that it is served fried rather than grilled as is the norm. They are absolutely packed with fillings including meat, cheese and vegetable toppings, and are targeted towards people who don't mind a messy eating experience if it means they get bang for their buck in terms of flavor.
So the next time you find yourself in the Miami-Dade County, ditch the boring sandwich and treat yourself to an indulgent Venezuelan arepa at Chamos Cafe.