Reviews of Pa’l Carajo Arepa Lounge (Restaurant)

ste 108, 1642 Pleasure House Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455, United States

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REVIEWS OF Pa’l Carajo Arepa Lounge IN Virginia

Kreasy Bear

Super great place. Most authentic Venezuelan comfort food. Must eat!

Jessica Marquez

They had the best arepas I've had in a while. And the yucca fries were amazing. I would definitely recommend. The employees were friendly and the restaurant was clean too. It's a couple hours from home but I'll definitely be looking for excuses to go back.

Rebekah Mclemore

This place is great. The food was fresh and delicious. The empanadas were so crispy & tasty. We also tried the chicken parrillas. Another excellent choice. The food was fantastic, but so was the service. My boyfriend and I went in with no idea what to order and the guy behind the counter answered our questions and showed us pictures. He was great. The atmosphere is great, clean and bright. We can't wait to go back and try different dishes.

Joe Price

Everything we tried was awesome. From the fried Yucca to the Arepas and empanadas. You have to try this place.

Jerome Vorwald Jr.

Great food and very nice people. Really enjoyed our meals.


A friend recommend us this place because we're always looking for good Spanish food. We was thinking, why not to give it a try. Of course I look up first how many starts and the review's and they are good. When we got there our first though was, small nice place. We order and got a vibration thing (sorry don't remember right now the name lol) the food took long time to get but I will take that as something good. ............ This review is from a second time visiting the store. We drove there on a Sunday and it was close even when Google maps was saying is supposed to be open. Nobody was there and it was around 1pm. So there was a chalk board saying that we should look at their Facebook or other social media. So I go on their Facebook page and there was nothing saying about being close. I message them and nobody never answer me! I was very extremely disappointed that right now I'm gonna review this with 4 stars. I wanted to give it 5 stars because of our first visit not not anymore, sorry. FOOD: it was really really good tasting, I love it! I do think that the portion should be more or a little bigger. The amount of some things were really ridiculous, like the avocado. I wish there was more.

John Hobbs

I wish I could give these guys 10 stars! The food is the best thing you can eat within 100 miles. I guarantee you.

Jairo Martinez

Excellent food, Great Staff, Awesome restaurant, modern vibe, super clean bathrooms and venue. However, the music was too loud for my taste, also when you have bachata in the background talking about sexual stuff, I feel uncomfortable having my kids around, my advise is watch what you are playing. A public venue that sells food should understand that anyone that can walk in might not like loud music. As you can see the 4 stars are well earned, you lower and be mindful of the music you will surely get 5 stars from me.

Johana Pérez

We were looking for a good restaurant that offer real Venezuelan food and we got it. The staff was really nice and kind, the service definitely good, the restaurant clean and organized and the food... oooh the best arepas ever. We wish to have something like this in Massachusetts.


La arepa pabellón fue deliciosa! So glad to finally have Venezuelan food in the area.

Mayra Camejo

Great flavors! I will be back

Stephanie Phillips

The food was absolutely delicious! The atmosphere was charming & comfortable (& very clean). I had never had Venezuelan cuisine before & they were extremely helpful with deciding what to get. I am undoubtedly returning! 100% worth breaking my diet


Excellent attention and good food

Bill Taylor

Great Venezuelan food. Loved it!

Lissa Grierson

Definitely different it was very good.

Johanna Moncada

Delicious Venezuelan food. Amazing !

kaden Zeliff

It was an excellent restaurant love the food would recommend for family’s not a very busy restaurant, service was good and so was the food

Andres Rejos

Great food, amazing service. I will be back again.

Ian G

Food is very good, great customer service even with takeout.

Julia Chuquin

Friendly..bilingual staff..casual atmosphere empanadas..yum! Pabellón..que rico..

Phil Albert

My mother wanted to go to an Italian place and thought it was here. We went in and decided to stay and eat. Good decision. This place has great food! I had no idea what to get so the gentleman suggested the Arepa with shredded beef black bean and plantains. Super delicious! I sure am glad we pulled into the wrong parking lot and ended up here. Definitely my new after beach spot to eat.

Gracie Johnson

Loved the food and the staff was friendly and helpful. I will be back for sure!!

Steven Miner

Looking for something new? Try an arepa. The friendly staff aims to please and will explain Venezuelan quick-food. Sandwiches are tasty and on the larger size so well worth the price.

Tabitha Hapeman

Fantastic food. Please support local businesses and check out this great restaurant. Awesome gluten free food

Liliane Allen

The food here is always fresh and hot! Absolutely delicious every single time! The coffee is outstanding. The arepas are so full of flavor. I can’t say enough about the food, the atmosphere and the close knit family who runs this restaurant! Don’t miss it! And most importantly- I am a celiac and can eat everything my heart desires!

Daniel Melton

So glad to finally find a place in the area that serves the food my wife grew up with. I have to drive from Newport News, but it is easily worth the trip. Very friendly people, and very satisfying food!

Stephanie Mrosek

Excellent food. A little bit over priced though.

juan osorio

Good atention,nice place,when I coming they don't have hot sauce,but I think was bad moment,general was good.

Andrew Hayes

Great food and friendly staff.

Daniel Vaamonde

Best Venezuelan food in Virginia Beach! Go there! You will love it!

Kelsea Pernsteiner

The prices seem a little steep for street food, but the food is 100% authentic and delicious. I only wish they had tequeños.

Caldwell Buntin

Very, very delicious!

keyla vargas

Excellent arepas and super friendly service! Will be going back!

Jonathan Hudgins

This is an excellent choice. We enjoy eating here every time we go. Every experience provides excellent food with great service.


Amazing!! Friendly staff explained the menu in good order. Food came fast and went fast. Delicious.

Bonita Mita

It is a very cozy place when you first walk in also impeccable. The girl at the front was very knowledgeable and was very good at pointing out options. We tried the pabellon y reina pepiada which were delicious. They also offered desserts, we tried the tres leches and it was very good. Eating arepas is messy so prepare for that. I would highly recommend this place its authentic and delicious.

Samuel Eli

Food is great the value is also great wait Staff Fantastic !!!


Very good little spot for some Venezuelan style food. Expensive though, just like most Hispanic spots out here. I'm from Jersey/NY so I can never get used to the ridiculous prices in VA that all the Hispanic restaurants charge. I paid for 3 arepas, 4 empanadas and 3 drinks. Over 50 bucks. Easily would've been around $25 back at home. Worth going to visit? Yeah, maybe twice a month if you really enjoy it.

Cortney Armitano

Authentic Venezuelan food and atmosphere!

Walter Starbuck

Very stylish inside, real and amazingly delicious Venezuelan food, and super friendly/helpful staff. I wish I could come here every day.

Ted Z.

Had never tried Venezuelan food before this place opened. It is now one of our most favorite restaurants in Virginia Beach. Fantasticfood May look small but is very filling and delicious. ¡Ellos hablan español tambien! Highly recommend.

Patricia Gregory

The atmosphere and decor was clean, bright, and welcoming. The host was very helpful, since this was our first time, he/she helped us maneuver through the menu and the restaurant's routine. The food, which was the lunch buffet menu was delicious. Spicy but not too spicy. I was able to try some new indian foods. It was a nice and friendly experience. We will return for the dinner menu soon.

Thomas Huston

Absolutely the best food available outside of Venezuela, many of the favorites I enjoyed during my time in South America are here if you're looking for something new and delicious. Then this is a must try even if you have no idea what to eat the lovely young lady at the counter will be glad to explain in detail each menu item. So what's stopping you get there as soon as possible you wont regret it. You'll love it.


The best Venezuelan in all of Hampton Roads! It doesn't get better than this place. I went for my second time last week. Arepas are sooooooooooo good. You'll be sorry if you don't ever try this place.

Nathan Holcomb

Awesome Arepas! This place is a regular weekly stop!

William Washington

Refreshing to find an AUTHENTIC, very Very good Latin food made to order. The word “lounge” threw us off but we decided to try the arepas. So happy we did. Been going back weekly ever since. It’s humble and it’s exactly what you want. Start with Arepas (fried) and explore from there.

H Maldonado

Excellent place for fast spanish awesomeness

Daniel Draper

Omg this place is amazing! The food is so good and fresh. Plenty of room for dining in. Friendly staff.

Dennis Wright

Fantastic food, had the shredded beef, black bean and plantain arepa. I could’ve eaten myself sick! Plus there’s some homemade sauces m. Would definitely recommend - yuca fries are good too!

Angel Ramos

I just traveled there from Richmond and it worth The trave...l the food was delicious. Gracias

Lewis Winston

OMG!!! This place is an incredible addition to this area. Fresh and delicious food! Break out of the taco norm and get into this. Down the street from Commonwealth brewing so you can eat here before going there. Chicken avocado salad is amazing. Empanadas are delicious. I really like the way the space has been reworked too. I'm going to have a hard time not coming here alot! My visit was during initial soft opening only minor things to work out here. The spicy sauce is spicy but perfect match for the items. I recommend grilled over fried but that's a preference. No alcoholic drinks, not needed anyway, but a nice selection of natural juices and soft drinks. Kids menu as well but i bet kids will love things off the regular menu too.

Luis Rivera

Awesome spot with consistently good food. The staff are very open and friendly. Prices are spot on.

Timothy Nizza

What a wonderful amazing place. A gem for sure! Owner was great, friendly and knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back!

Sub to Yub

Wonderful food especially the chicken enpanadas

Luis Albornoz

Nice place, nice people, all clean. I recommend that Venezuelan food is very good.

Claudia Croneberger

Wonderful food, service, atmosphere!

Lorenna Freeman

We decided to stop and try this restaurant and it was worthwhile! True, authentic Venezuelan flavor! Delicious food, service was great! The place was super clean and beautiful! A must try for any Venezuelan or anyone who loves arepas, empanadas or who likes to try new foods. We are not from the area, but will definitely stop by every chance we get. Delicioso! Sabores como en Venezuela! No pierda su tiempo y vaya!

Cynthia Berstler

The nicest staff! Fresh and delicious food!

Veronica Navarro

I had the shredded beef empanada and stuffed arepa and it was delicious. I’m so glad I stopped by being from Texas at times it’s really hard finding great Latin food. I will be returning

Gato Macias

Best pernil

Victor Ottoboni

Seriously awesome food and people

Thomas You

Great food, clean interior and friendly staff. We will definitely go back.

Kitiara Williams

The food is beyond amazing it is my new favorite spot to get a great meal at a fantastic price!!!

Karen Alvarez

This place is A M A Z I N G !. I don't mind the drive to VB (I live in Hampton), the food is delicious and authentic, the customer service is friendly and excellent. They still don't have tequeños tho, but they said it will be added to the menu soon.

Otniel Zamora

Not your typical Latino restaurant. They have great food. It's gluten free and have some delicious coffee. Everything is made when order is made so, it is as fresh as it gets

judy armstrong

Good food, good service and good prices. They have vegan options where they use black beans and also made us a vegan sauce. We got filled up. The tostones were a bit over cooked and dry but still good with the sauce. I recommend it and will go back for more.

Malcolm Gougis

Great place to try something new staff friendly

Grant Boyles

The food here is amazing. The people are super friendly and helpful with suggestions of what menu items you might want to try if it's your first time. Definitely get the arepas and empanadas.

Ana Alonso

Awesome Venezuelan Food and Great Service, good prices! You need to try the “Parrilla Mixta”, the “Arepa Pavellon” and the “Jugo de Parchita”. You will come back for more

Mark Bawcom

Nice people, food was great! I'll be back.

Brenda Ortiz

Best Place to go to! Definitely recommended to anyone. The food was delicious and the service was also super great. I had the arepas, I am from Colombia, so im very picky with my arepas and this place had better arepas than the Colombian restaurants. Super good! also get the maracuya drink, taste really good !

Genene Gardner

We just got some takeout and it was delicious! I had the beef and cheese arepa fried and it was amazing. We will be back soon.

willson kwong

Food was amazing! The staff very helpful! A must try!

Peter Ketterer

Delicious authentic food. Fast prep and friendly staff makes for a great experience!

Karen Gonzalez

Food was authentic, delicious j.gand well sized portions for the price. Empanadas are larger than normal. We got the arepa stuffed with chicken combo with fries, arepa stuffed with chorizo combo with tostones, cheese empanada, plantains with cheese and tropicola drink. Both of us had to take leftovers home. Will definitely be coming back to this place!

José Munguia

Definitely and completely satisfied with the taste, I totally recommend this place. I would leave a picture of the food but I have to eat first.

Cata Betan

Delicious food, excellent service!

Ted Ogi

Nice to have this kind fast food restaurant in neighborhood. Good place t o picking up snacks when you want to eat just bit. I have not eaten Venezuelan food before but the Arepa was delicious. These Empenadas (on right) are different from ones of Mexican but not bad at all.

Genita Johnson

Friendly staff, amazing food and great atmosphere.

Erin Kuehne

Everything is delicious and the staff are so nice!

Karem S. de Olaciregui

I love so much this place


The food is very flavourfull, the shredded beed or carne mechada is mouth watering, they offer super tasty sauces and strong colombian coffee, so happy this place open close to home :)

Sean Wren

Delicious Venezuelan food

Jeffrey Thornton

Newly remodeled with two levels of seating. The Arepas were Outstanding! Cannot speak about the other food, but the empanadas did look good.

Juan Tavarez

The food was great. The hospitality was great also. Can't wait to go back.

Rosa Martinez

I love the empanadas and the arepas. Different kind of food to taste in town.. Don't miss this delicious and unique Venezuelan type of food. Friendly place and clean. Closed on Monday.Food is fresh and made at the moment so be patient,the wait will be worthy:)

Abram Jackson

Just ate there for the first time and I was incredibly impressed. I have only had one item ("Pabellon" -- an arepa with shredded beef, beans, cheese, and plantains), and this was my first Venezuelan food ever. It was *fantastic*. The spicy sauce was exactly what spicy sauce should be (actually quite hot), and the avocado sauce was equally delightful. The garlic sauce was a little too mayonnaise-y for my tastes, but it was good and I expect people will like it. The menu is very short, but I was very happy with my order. Thank you.

Adri Mon

Fresh and authentic Venezuelan flavor. The food was delicious and the customer service was excellent, very welcoming and friendly

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