Gluten free, lactose free, handmade, delicious. Those are all adjectives describing the Arepas at Macaibo. They are served in vegan and vegetarian versions, but also with meat or fish. They make the Arepas from a family recipe since the end of 2016.
But what exactly is an Arepa?
I had an Arepa with tuna salad for 3,80€ and one Arepa with chicken and avocado for 4,50€. When you order two Arepas you get 50ct off. With every order you get 3 sauces, from which you can put as much as you like on your Arepa. One sauce is a herb mayo, one is a cilantro-sauce and one a spicy-fruity sauce.
Next to the popular lemonades from Fritz-Kola and Anjola they also make fresh juices at the Macaibo. One glass of fresh juice costs 3,80€. During my first visit I tried the Mango juice (pciture on the left) and during my second visit I had the guava juice (picture underneath), I can recommend both. I never had anything with guava before, but I will definitely have it again.
The starters are gluten free as well.* They have yuca sticks, those are kinds of fries, but made from manioc root. Slightly sweet, but not as sweet as sweet potato fries they’re a delight. A portion costs 3,50€.
Plantains-baskets are another starter that tastes just brilliant. They are filled with the same stuffing as the Arepas and you can pick up to 3 different fillings per portion. One portion with three baskets costs 4,20€.
*the cheese sticks aren’t gluten free, but they are produced somewhere else and fried separated
You can find the entire menu of the Macaibo to order for takeaway at deliveroo!
Macaibo – the taste of venezuela
approach: S-Bahn Holstenstraße oder Bushaltestelle Max-Brauer-Allee Mitte
tel: 040 – 43 19 09 90
Mon. – Fri: 11:30am – 9pm
Sat: 2pm – 9pm
If you’ve been here before or you go here soon, I would be delighted when you leave a comment.