Avila Arepa

Avila Arepa has been around for a few years but it’s been on my radar to try. They specialize in arepas and are nearby Spice Grill and SweetHoney Dessert.


We dropped in on a Friday afternoon (around 1:30pm). Service is friendly and genuine. There’s a couple of tables outside on their sidewalk patio.





The menu consists of criollo brunch, sidekicks, yums and arepas (classic and signature). Arepas are in the $9.00 to $16.00 range.

Passionfruit juice ($6.00)
DSC05074C always orders one of their fresh fruit juices when he comes for a meal.

Yuca frita ($6.00)
DSC05079Fried cassava sticks with Venezuelan mojito. These came out piping hot.


Good bite but somewhat of a small portion.

Avila ($14.50)
DSC05085Oven roasted pork, cheddar, tomato and arugula with spicy aurora sauce. This is their signature/OG sandwich. Pork was unfortunately dry and took away from the other flavours.

Pabellon ($14.50)
DSC05083Pulled beef, black bean, plantain and feta cheese. Easily the better of the two arepas that we tried. Beef was tender and moist.


Our waitress accidentally dropped a piece of plantain but came back with two more. The bean and feta cheese was a fantastic combo. Would get this baby again.

La trinidad ($14.50)
DSC05081Blackened sirloin steak, cheddar, tomato and arugula. Didn’t get to try this one but it sounded great and C devoured his quickly.


Nice to see AA bring some Venezuelan flair to the city.

Avila Arepa
10760 – 82 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
(780) 249-9436