What tortillas are to Mexican food, arepas are to Venezuelan. Arepas are fried, but not greasy, corn pancakes. They’re crisp on the outside, airy on the inside and when sliced open, they can be stuffed with meats, cheeses and vegetables. Caracas Arepas Bar, on 7th St. near 1st Avenue, offers 14 varieties of arepa in addition to appetizers, empanadas, soup, salad, dessert, fruit juices, and other Venezuelan specialties. Since the Arepas Bar opens at 5:30PM on weekdays, Caracas To Go, a 15-seat take out spot next door, will satisfy your arepa fix with lunchtime specials served Monday to Friday until 4:30PM.