Latin Arepas is located with in Bar Granada on Monument Avenue on Dayton. A rice bowl is pictured.
Photo: Amelia Robinson
Photo: Amelia Robinson

Big, bold flavors found at restaurant at the back of the bar 

Turns out arepas, rice bowls and hot sauce go perfectly with tequila. 

Abraham and Gabriella Guerra serve the bright flavors of Venezuela, Colombia and other Latin American countries inside of Bar Granada, which reopened at 5 W. Monument Ave. in June with a selection of fine tequilas.

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Latin Arepas is located with in Bar Granada on Monument Avenue on Dayton. Arepas are $10 each.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

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Latin Arepas, the business the Guerras launched in 2016 on a “beach cruiser” food truck, is near the rear of the bar.

The couple pumps out big flavors from the relatively small space that features a row of hot sauces — some of which will knock your face off.

The festive food is a delight for the eyes and the taste buds. 

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As the name implies, the restaurant specializes in ground corn maize arepas.

Latin Arepas is located with in Bar Granada on Monument Avenue on Dayton. A rice bowl is pictured.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

The sandwiches come stuffed with cheese, black beans, avocado and corn to zesty meats including chicken, beef and barbacoa.

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Latin Arepas is located with in Bar Granada on Monument Avenue on Dayton. Empanadas are pictured.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

The restaurant is open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays and also offers a trio of tacos, crispy empanadas, salads, fried plantains, chips and salsa and nachos.

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Dishes can be personalized. 

Latin Arepas is located with in Bar Granada on Monument Avenue on Dayton. Tacos are featured.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

The rice bowl packed with jalapeno, avocado, corn, cilantro, onions, tomato, barbacoa, cheese and sour cream — and leveled up with hot sauce — is my personal favorite at $10.  

Latin Arepas’ “tropical street food” menu enhances Bar Granada’s chill vibe. 

Latin Arepas is located with in Bar Granada on Monument Avenue on Dayton. Fried plantains are pictured.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

WANT TO GO?

What: Latin Arepas 

Where: Inside Bar Granada,  5 W. Monument Ave., Dayton
Hours: Open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 

More info: latinarepas.comFacebookTwitter | 937-626-4188

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