Amaize, an arepa-teria, to open in Doral

Generally speaking an arepa is not quite a snack, but then it’s not quite a meal either. It’s a Venezuelan corn muffin, crisp on the outside and steamy-soft in the middle,  usually stuffed with fillings like shredded chicken, cheese and beef.  And very soon you’ll be able to score those tasty treats at Amaize, a fast-casual arepa eatery, opening in Doral on November 11.

The eatery will feature customized Arepas and Cachapas, in which customers can “CYO” (Create your Own) Arepas using a variety of tasty gourmet and Latin inspired fillings. 

The 2,680 square foot restaurant, will offer seating for 75 guests and will include a bar area with flat screen TVs, serving snacks along with Latin American beer, wine and sangria, as well as complimentary toasted Canchas. Customers will receive their food, once it’s ordered, to their table via HME, a GPS system. The eatery will also include a Mercadito (mini market) in which guests can carry out side dishes or purchase selected items to create their own experience with Arepas at home.

The menu offers Arepas, cachapas, soups, salads, mechados, desserts and snacks and original dishes like “Saladmaize,” and a twist on sweets with the “Cachapa delight.”  The menu offers the traditional fillings like shredded beef, chicken and pork, as well as specialty Arepas like “Asado Negro” with its unique taste, salmon salad, “Caprese Latina,” “Portobello Tofu,” and the famous “Beauty Queen” (Reina Pepiada), a specialty avocado chicken salad Arepa. In addition, Amaize will serve juices, known as aguas frescas, specialty coffee and desserts.