The second location of Viva Las Arepas, by Rainbow and Charleston, is clean and spacious. Order at the counter and food is served up fairly quickly. I haven’t waited more than 10 minutes before receiving my orders on a couple separate occasions.
My favorite so far has been the Pabellon ($7), filled with savory beef, black beans, plantains and cheese. The roasted pork butt arepa would have benefitted from more seasoning, but the combination of the tender pork and tomato slices still made it worth getting. I wasn’t a big fan of the garlic shrimp served cold, but it was certainly filling. As a side, the fried plantains were a nice addition with their mild sweetness.
This central location, along with their ample parking makes their food more accessible for those not wanting to travel Downtown. As good as their food is, that should put a smile on plenty of faces.
1134 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146