Having had this food truck bookmarked for a while, I finally tracked them down at First Friday a couple months ago. I’m no expert with arepas or any Venezuelan food for that matter, but thought the two I tried were excellent. For the uninitiated, arepas are a type of sandwich with ingredients stuffed into a cornmeal flatbread.
At six dollars each, I thought they’d be on the smaller side, but after receiving the two I began to wonder how I’d finish them. I loved the interplay of savory and sweet in the Pabellon ($6). It was overflowing with black beans, shredded beef, sweet plantains, mozzarella, and cilantro sauce. The Pernil ($6) was just as good with the pulled pork, black beans, cheese and guacamole providing salty, sweet, and savory notes throughout each bite. I tried to finish both but failed. Large portions, cheap prices, good eats… you can’t beat that.
Las Vegas, NV 89101