Arepa Lady Back in Business in Jackson Heights

Arepa Lady (Photo courtesy of Alejandro Osorio via Jackson Heights Post)

The popular Colombian restaurant Arepa Lady reopened Oct. 4 a block from its former location on Roosevelt Avenue, reports Jackson Heights Post’s Tara Law. Back in March, owner Alejandro Osorio had to vacate the space, now a seven-story development.

The restaurant, one of the most famous Colombian eateries in the city, is named after his mother, Maria Cano, a judge who immigrated from Colombia to the U.S. in 1984 with her husband and four children to flee violence. She got the nickname after she started selling arepas from a food cart. Nearly 30 years later, in 2014, the family opened the restaurant.

The restaurant, now located in a bigger space at 77-17 37th Ave., is offering the same menu of arepas and toppings as before. However, Osorio said he plans to expand the menu once they get up used to running the new kitchen.

Arepa Lady did not formally announce the reopening. Find out why and see the restaurant’s upcoming schedule at Jackson Heights Post.

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