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La Reina - The Queen of Venezuelan Arepas

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by Amy B (subscribe)
Amy Basha is a Senior Weekend Notes writer with over 50,000 article views. She is passionate about life and loves to write about the many amazing experiences in our world.
Published July 31st 2017
The Queen of Venezuelan Arepas Has Arrived
Growing up on the border of Mexico in San Diego, we had wonderful access to Central and South American foods. Black beans and plantains (a type of sweet banana that is fried) were staples of our diets.

In Sydney, I've often craved this type of food and not often been able to find it. Imagine my delight when came across La Reina The Queen of Venezuelan Arepas at Rozelle Collector's Market.



Venezuela is famous for arepas, a delicious type of corn cake. La Reina takes an even more delicious twist adding super foods like beetroot and kale to the traditional arepas. This makes for a gorgeous colour and vibrancy to this incredible dish.

This unique food stall has delicious pulled meats, chicken, beef, pork and even vegetarian and vegan options. The side dishes are black beans and plantains with a tangy delicious Venezuelan cheese.

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The vibrancy and colour of the arepas - Image provided by Queen of Arepas


The owners Ybrahim Camero and Gilda Rivas are incredibly friendly and welcoming, even offering free samples so Sydneysiders can experience what arepas are all about. Once you try an arepa, you won't be able to order anything else- they are a must have dish.

It is a refreshingly healthy option, completely gluten free, mouth watering meats and tasty plantains and black beans.

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The friendly owners


Currently La Reina is available at Glebe Markets and Paddington Markets on Saturdays and Rozelle Collectors Markets on both Saturdays and Sundays.

The popularity of La Reina in Sydney means they will be opening a dedicated restaurant in Newtown in a few months time.

Like their Facebook page here to keep up to date with all things La Reina Arepas.

Go to one of the markets to try these delicious creations - it's an experience you will not soon forget.

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Why? Because arepas will rock your world
When: 10am - 4pm
Phone: 0425720942
Where: Sat: Paddington Market, Glebe Market Sun: Rozelle Collectors Market
Cost: $12-$15
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She uses the word incredible too much. But great she wrote about arepas because they are INCREDIBLE
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