Arepas. Beautiful little corn bread treats filled with goodness. Tequeños. Moreish cheese sticks accompanied with a sweet guava sauce dip. I’ve previously written about La Taguara, which is still great, but since moving to another part of town I find myself frequenting the more central Arepamundi a little more often.
This tiny takeaway spot in the Gothic Quarter brings an international flavour to this Venezuelan snack. Adorning one wall is a huge map where visitors have tagged their cities with little slips of paper, adding a great personalised sense of community and representing the mundi part of the name.
As for the arepa part, that’s what we’re really here for. On the one hand you’ve got the traditional classic arepa fillings from Venezuela and other Latin American countries, but then on the international theme there are all kinds of great combinations based on countries around the world – with so many options I guarantee you’ll find something you love.
With most things on the menu under €5 it’s a great excuse to come back regularly and try a few more. However, I usually go for the small arepa myself because I highly recommend leaving space on the side for as many tequeños as you can physically consume. Once you start with them you’ll be addicted for life!
All this plus the lovely welcoming staff make Arepamundi a great little spot, one of my favourites in Barcelona. The location, prices and informal atmosphere leave you with no excuse not to go!