Located in multicultural Kensington Market at 181 Augusta Ave.

Located in multicultural Kensington Market at 181 Augusta Ave.

Amor, alegria, y cerveza fría


 El Arepazo is dedicated to the arepa, a round, gluten-free cornbread sandwich that is stuffed with a variety of meats, cheeses, veggies, and salsas. We wanted to celebrate the recipes handed down from our grandparents, and incorporate the diverse flavors we found all around us in multicultural Kensington Market. All of El Arepazo’s food is healthy, locally sourced, fresh, and delicious. We’re always adding new items and innovating our classics so stay tuned!

 We are newly licensed! Our rotating beer and spirit menu features beer from Amsterdam Brewery, and classic cocktails from all over Latin America.

 New summer hours are in effect; we’re open late Friday and Saturday until 12am.

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 Evolving from a dream to sell home made burgers to a lemonade stand, through both good and bad luck and many turbulent partnerships, at the right time the opportunity came together for El Arepazo to get a tentative start! As word of mouth began to spread about the delicious arepas coming out of a food stand Kensington Market, El Arepazo grew to become a destination for tourists and Torontonians alike.

 After one explosive summer, we decided to spread our wings and open up an entire restaurant. Wanting to stay in our beloved Kensington Market, we found the perfect spot, a bright open-concept space at 181 Augusta avenue, across from Belleview Park. Little by little we made it our own, a place to express our particularly Venezuelan joy of getting together with good friends for a feast.

 El Arepazo is constantly undergoing improvements to meet the needs and desires of Toronto’s health and quality conscious citizens, and offer an ever more welcoming and comfortable refuge in the heart of the city.


Opening Hours

Sunday to Thursday

11 am
8 pm

Friday and Saturday

11 am
1 am




El Arepazo – 181 Augusta ave. Toronto, Ontario

647-729-5290 or 647-472-1011


We have now settled at 181 Augusta ave. steps down from our old location at 214  Augusta ave (permanently closed).