Yelp Austin Tries Pepas Arepas

Last Tuesday evening, I had the opportunity to try the items currently featured on the menu at Pepas Arepas, an East-Austin food trailer, courtesy of the awesome people at Yelp.

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We started off with some yucca chips which were a delicious alternative to potato chips or fries and paired well with their green chile salsa.

 

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Next was the vegetarian option, a Greek-inspired arepa with a huge slice of feta cheese. It was a pleasant surprise.

 

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The next dish featured a fried avocado on top a bed of chicken salad which was not my favorite. Fried avocado is just too much for me. The chicken salad was great though.

 

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The pork dish came with pickled red onions, a generous amount of greens, and flavorful, soft, pulled pork. The flavors meshed together wonderfully.

 

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The last dish stole the show for me, being that it featured bulgogi beef and had a kick of cucumber kimchi. If I were to order a full arepa, this is the one I would choose.

 

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We were also given a punch card – your 8th arepa is free at Pepas, so I’ll have to make my way back some time.

 

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I was feeling a bit groggy and anti-social this day, but I am very glad I decided to come to this event. Meeting new people, talking about food, drinking, and eating food really makes for an enjoyable time.
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PHOTO: Luci @ Yelp

New friends, new foods, and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you to Yelp for the opportunity to attend such a fun event!

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