Viva Las Arepas

16 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Arepas
100% of 12 votes say it's celiac friendly
1616 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89104

Top Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Great little spot for arepas in the arts district! I always look for arepa places when I travel to different cities because I know they’ll be safe. Everything is clearly labeled gluten free on the menu and they changed their gloves for me to avoid possible cross contamination.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome clearly labeled Glu ten Free items - gluten free naturally! Food is really tasty - place super efficient - everyone very nice. I live in walking distance so will be back often :)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Very delicious, my fiancé with celiac did not have any issues.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Arepas
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Latin
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout

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Gluten-Free Arepas at Viva Las Arepas
The hot sauce is sooo good too
Gluten-Free Sandwiches at Viva Las Arepas
Gluten-Free at Viva Las Arepas
Black bean and cheese arepa with the yummy creamy green sauce.  Delish!
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Celiac

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This place is insanely good. All arepas are gluten free!!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Came here a year ago and just went again yesterday. Fantastic arepas! If not for other reviews I may have been too nervous to try but glad I did.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Sooo good!! Wish I saved room for more arepas!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Love the arepas. They are soooo bomb. I was told both sauces are gluten free too. I used to eat here every day when I lived around the corner.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Delicious arepas! I’m very sensitive to CC and did not get sick at all. Had these two days in a row. When asked what was gluten free, they answered “only arepas.”

I recommend the Wood Fire Shredded Chicken, Roasted Pork, and Reina pepiada. Delicious!.

Someone on here said empanadas are gluten free.. but can’t be. Empanadas are made with flour. I’d be wary of the fried plantains too, they might use the same fryer as the empanadas.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was great! Large portions so start with just one!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered arepas online. Their menu online doesn’t specify ingredients, but when I called, the employee was very helpful and informed me that arepas are all gluten free. very tasty food and I would order again and again if I lived here.

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Wood fire beef arepas was very delicious! 100% gluten free arepas indeed.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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A-mazing arepas! A short cab ride off the main strip, this place is worth it for super tasty arepas. I had the shredded beef, my husband the wood fire beef, and then he ordered another - the wood fire chicken. All super, the shredded beef the best, in my opinion. The arepa shell was the best I've had - no falling apart and just perfectly stuffed. We also had the plantains. They were super sweet, huge portion and cooked perfectly. Also, like $7-8 for an arepa - can't beat that for great gluten free. I asked about the empanadas and they are not GF.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Never been glutened here. Great arepas and empanadas. Phone ordering can be challenging (in English, Spanish preferred).

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place was so yummy!! It is family owned and they were really nice. They have a portion of the menu that it labeled gluten free (and have vegan options). I got the black bean and cheese arepa and it was so good I ordered another! My husband ordered the vegetarian arepa. I have not gotten sick since eating here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac safe! Absolutely delicious and no issues after eating here twice on my trip. Also some of the most cost-friendly food in Vegas. The cashier told us all the arepas were gluten free and are cooked separately from any gluten.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Great food with a gluten free menu. People there are incredibly helpful

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Absolutely awesome! Rice and beans are good too

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Hand made gluten free arepas. Authentic Venezuelan cuisine

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing! So many choices— got a ham and cheese arepa and didn’t feel sick after. Also got the fried plantains. Definitely recommend.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Sooo delicious! Love the texture of the griddled outside and softer inside. The Meats are so deliciously flavored.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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So good! Get the chicken and pork arepas!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The arepas are delicious and very reasonably priced. Very kind staff and quick service. The lady taking our order answered our questions confidently and clearly. This is a great spot for authentic food. Hard to come by for gluten free dining! I wish we had found this place at the beginning of our stay here. I want to eat more arepas!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac disease and they pay attention to the cross contamination. Great food, great taste!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Really good Arepas! Loved these so much.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The arepas are delicious. No problems after eating here :)

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Four people with celiac ate the arepas here and enjoyed them with no symptoms! Great place for takeout.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Arepas were fantastic. I had the pork with avocado, used both the sweet and spicy sauce options. Nothing else gluten free, but still worth a stop.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent and so far I feel great! I will be back

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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OK, I've never had an arepa so this was an adventure for me. But I am now in love with arepas! I tried two different ones. First , just the cheese one and then the black beans and cheese. (I'm not much of a meat eater) The cheese was a bit too much cheese for me but the black beans and cheese was AMAZING! The beans were seasoned perfectly, the arepa itself was crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and the creamy green sauce (I don't know what that was) was DELICIOUS! You could eat card board with that sauce! I ate there twice with no issues. Don't eat the yuca fries or the plantains because they are unsafe. Stick with the arepas and you will not have any issues. Highly recommend! We will be back when we are in town.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good arepas. Gluten free menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Epicly delicious food. arepas 1-12 safe for celiac. if it were in my town, I would eat there too much. very reasonably priced. Super friendly service.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Most of the items on the menu are gluten free. Just stay away from the fried foods since the fryer isn't dedicated. This place is an absolute must if you visit Vegas. its also very reasonably priced.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Lots of delicious choices :) easy and quick! Stopped here before heading back to airport to return home! We got the #12! I didn't love the plantain but my husband did :)

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Veggie arepa is excellent!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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This place is great! Yummy comfort food and completely unpretentious about it! Try the cilantro garlic sauce on your arepa...😀. I have celiacs and didn't have a problem at all 😀

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food is very good here and extremely cost-effective, each Arepas must weigh half a pound but the arepas itself is light and surprisingly delicate. The staff is well informed about celiac and darrned near everything on the menu is safe. I had a chicken and a beef arepas and shared an order of plantains with my brother. The plantains were done perfectly; soft and tender but not gooey and overcooked.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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This is my new absolutely favorite restaurant in all of Vegas! The flavors of this Gluten free yumminess is beyond what I expected. It was so great that ordered more to take home with me. I had the Arepas and Chicken and it was perfection. The staff was so helpful and friendly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Amazing arepas. The guy at the counter was very friendly and helpful. He double checked the ingredients on an item for me. I recommend the yummy Sugar Cane and Lime juice. I did not get sick. I would definitely go back next time I am in Vegas.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Though I was bummed that the cachapas, empanadas, and fried plantains aren't gf, I was pleased that most of the arepas are gf. The guy who took my order was very friendly and knew exactly which items were safe for me to eat. I didn't even have to ask about the shared fryer for the fried plantains, he just told me....I've NEVER had that happen before, I always have to ask a bunch of questions that make me feel like an interrogator. So though the Pabellon and Reina Pepiada rated about 4-4.5 stars for me, the service was definitely 5 star. The sugar cane & lime drink was also really good. I didn't have any cross contamination symptoms (when it happens, I definitely know a few hours later)...so I will definitely go back and try the other gf arepas.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Very good! The cheese arepas were by far the best. The sauces served with it were pretty great too.

Was not a fan of the chicken, it was missing something.

It was by my hotel so I visited at least 5 times on my short trip. Not much gluten-free at the end of the strip before hitting downtown, so this was a great meal/snack place for me.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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An arepa is a flat, round, and soft patty made out of cornmeal, which is grilled, and is stuffed with a variety of hot and cold fillings.  Excellent service great food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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