Costas, a Newish Trendy Window on 35th Street Sells Arepas
I guess it’s been a while since I’ve walked down 35th Street because the woman who was working the window called Costas told me they’ve been open for 10 months. But I saw a tiny little window with a menu of arepas and I had to stop in my tracks.
They are selling South American arepas (what other kind are there??) and the prices at first glance look to be in the ML range. Each arepa is listed as $3.75, but then I noticed that you have to pay for everything added in to the corn patty. So if you choose things like short ribs, black beans, queso, and avocado, it can get quite expensive. If my math serves me, that traditional combo would cost $9 for one arepa. That better be one filling areapa.
The online reviews are positive and I do love a good arepa, so perhaps it may be worth a try, but I’m still skeptical. Has anybody been by here? What’s the verdict?
Costas, 30 West 35th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave), (646-564-3545)