Arepa Bite in Mounds View looks so polished and slick inside, I asked at the counter if it was a national chain. It’s not! Vannessa Fazio and her husband, Felix Perez, opened the restaurant right off of Highway 10 in Mounds View in a repurposed fast food joint.
Fazio and Perez moved to Mounds View directly from Venezuela in early 2015 and opened Arepa Bite in 2016.
I ordered the Rumbera ($6.27) with thick, juicy slices of pork tenderloin topped with an enormous mound of cheddar cheese.
I added a side of crispy yuca and a drink and had a meal for under $10. Arepa Bite has a delicious drink called a Papelón, which is made of sugarcane juice and lemon juice—sweet but not sugary, if that makes sense. Very refreshing, and perfect to cut the heaviness of the pork.
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