Well here I am back in one of my favorite cities. The Minneapolis food scene NEVER disappoints. There are so many hot and popular restaurant choices and tonight I settled on Hola Arepa.
Their menu has over a dozen options celebrating the arepa, Latin cornmeal cakes filled with meat, cheese and other ingredients.
I got the Chimichurri Chicken which included tomatoes, Chimichurri sauce, greens and aioli verde. All the flavors worked so well together but the most amazing part of this meal were the freshly cooked arepa griddle cakes which create the sandwich. Along with the yuca fries, the sandwich was absolutely bursting with flavor.
My friend Jordan got the Cuban arepa which looked phenomenal. I’d love to go back and try this one next. A great vibe both in the restaurant, at its bar made out of what looked like reclaimed wood, and several tables outside.
Hola Arepa is a perfect example of what’s so great about the Minneapolis food scene. Delicious, thoughtfully created dishes playing on the staples of a centuries-old cuisine, in a lively and fun setting.
Hola Arepa, 3501 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408, 612-345-5583