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Don Toston & Dona Arepa

Map & Directions 8349 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33144
  • Latin
  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • Not Necessary
  • Lot Available


Miami New Times' Description

Like Valentine's Day mystery chocolates or great novels, it's what's on the inside that counts when it comes to arepas. Sure, a good one calls for a perfectly charred and crunchy corn shell. But any half-decent cook who has wandered through Caracas or Bogotá can get that right. No, it's the fillings that really make the arepa. And Doña Arepa, as her name suggests, knows how to stuff 'em. A storefront in a bustling strip mall just west of the Palmetto Expressway on Flagler Street, Don Toston y Doña Arepa is a cute little eatery with rubber banana leaves for napkin holders and tropically painted walls. The arepas, which cost less than $5 (except a $5.95 shrimp version), come with the usual cheese, chicken, and shredded beef, but there's also reina pepiada (chicken salad with avocado), perico (eggs, tomatoes, and onions), and the sinful huevo frito con jamón (yup, fried egg and ham). But beyond compare might be the simple lechón — the succulent pork juices soak perfectly into the arepa dough.

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  • Janina B. on 12/06/11

    Reina pepiada!!! Ensalada de pollo y aguacata :D

  • Adrian G. on 12/23/12

    Food was tasty, but Presentation and service got a big 0, plates were cracked.

  • Javier A. on 06/28/12

    The Tostonewiches are really something great. I had the chicken one with an arepa de queso. This place is a real great find. Cheap too!

  • Jerry Q. on 12/23/11

    Best arepas...ever! They're fresh and there's a variety of fillings to choose. I had the eggs and ham and it was like breakfast for lunch...yum!

  • BestOf on 09/09/11

    Winner of Best Arepas 2011. See more of the best at http://bestof.voiceplaces.com/miami

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