Vegas Seven

Viva Las Arepas

  • Taste

    Worldly Tastes With Local Flavor

    By Marisa Finetti

    Las Vegas has a temporary remedy to dispel the yearning desire to travel, but still feed the soul with authentic foods of the world.

  • DTLV

    Downtown Gets More Venezuelan Street Food

    By Jessie O'Brien

    From the Viva Las Arepas chef, Pepito Shack will serve traditional South American sandwiches, burgers and hotdogs.

  • Dining

    Best Bad-Day Go-To Grub

    When all you want is to wrap up in the comfort of a food blanket, nothing satisfies like a tall order from Viva Las Arepas—not that the owner will let you place it. Go in solo and ask for too much (say, Viva’s last-supper-worthy chalupas and a veggie arepa and an empanada and fried cheese), and soft-spoken Felix Arellano will say, “I can sell you anything, but I don’t want to see you waste.” How’s that for love? Although after the helluvaday that took you there in the first place, who said anything about not finishing?

  • Dining

    Viva Las Arepas Serves Venezuelan With Love

    By Max Jacobson

    Max’s menu picks Arepas, $4-6. Wood-fired chicken with two sides, $14.99. Mixed grill for two, $19.99. 20-ounce guanabana drink, $2.25. Viva Las Arepas 1616 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 366-9696. 11 a.m.-midnight Mon-Thu, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fri-Sat. Lunch for two, $12-29.

  • Downtown

    A lifelong Vegas writer whose knowledge has been tapped by Condé Nast Traveler, USA Today, Zagat and Time Out, James P. Reza has expanded this year’s hit list to reflect downtown’s growth and expansion.