Arepazo has been a Central Ohio staple for over 10 years. Whether visiting our small lunch location in Pearl Alley, our tapas and wine location in Gahanna, or our large tapas bar and grille in the Brewery District, we have just the right location for your next gathering!
Arepazo is owned by Carlos and Carolina Gutierrez. Carlos’ family started out selling their Venezuelan Arepas at Columbus’ Latin Festival. Upon seeing the popularity of their booth, and with lots of positive feedback and encouragement, he decided to start El Arepazo Latin Grill. Shortly after, Carolina also became an owner, and brought with her the addition of new menu items from her Colombian background. The combination of dishes from all over Latin America, with a special focus on Venezuelan and Colombian, turned out to be just what Columbus needed.
Around 2010, Carlos and Carolina decided it was time to open another location. This new location would offer dinner as well as lunch, a full bar, and an expanded menu. After months of searching for just the right place to open their new location, they finally found the perfect neighborhood spot in Gahanna, and in 2012, Arepazo Tapas and Wine opened. It has become a local favorite, known for its delicious food, friendly staff, and warm atmosphere.
In 2014, their newest location, in the Brewery District Neighborhood of Columbus, opened. It is a much larger location than the previous two, with two different dining rooms, a large bar, and a party and event space. This location also provides Arepazo fans the opportunity to try new Latin American favorites, as their dinner menu is unlike any other in the Arepazo family.
Despite its quick growth and immense popularity, Arepazo has stayed true to its original goal: to provide affordable, authentic, Latin American food to Central Ohio.