73 Rue Prince Arthur E, Montréal, QC , Canada, H2X 1B4

Arepera is a Venezuelan restaurant that is completely gluten free and therefore celiac safe!

From arepas, empanadas made fully from corn flour, fried yuca fries and fried plantains, their entire facility is fully gluten free, including all of their fryers.

Celiac Safe

Chef and Owner

Max left Venezuela in 1995. In 2011, he opened the first version of Arepera. “We cook according to the authentic and traditional recipes of our country, adding a family touch. By the way, every member of my family is involved in the restaurant. We are very proud of that”, explains the friendly owner.

An arepera is a place where arepas are sold. This small corn bread, which is warmed on a griddle and stuffed, is an iconic Venezuelan and Colombian dish—and it’s delicious.

You can choose from a wide selection of delicious fillings: chicken, pulled pork, vegetarian, vegan, fish and more.

The menu also includes several other items: empanadas, plantains, and chicharon, to name a few.

There is also a great list of tropical cocktails to accompany your arepas. By the way, two arepas should be enough to satiate big appetites, but one is more than enough for those with smaller appetites.

“The greatest gift of all is to see a child finish his plate. They say that the truth comes out of the mouths of children. I guess the rule applies in reverse as well. If kids like it, it’s really good! And between you and me, they are also future customers,” the owner jokes.

Max De La Concha - Chef and Owner

Arepera prides itself on being a completely gluten free restaurant. All of the ingredients that they use in all of their recipes all certified gluten free, therefore there is no risk of cross-contamination in the kitchen during food preparations.

All of their fryers are also exclusively gluten free, which serve to fry the empanadas and plantains.

Safety and Procedures