DFW has plenty of tacos, but arepas are a little harder to find. That will all soon change when a Frisco restaurant makes its Dallas debut.
CultureMap reports that Arepa TX, which recently opened its first location in Frisco at 5355 Dallas Parkway, has plans to bring the arepa-focused concept to Dallas in the coming months. The second outpost will land somewhere in the shopping center wonderland that is the intersection of Preston and Royal in North Dallas.
For the uninitiated, arepas are light and pillowy corn cake. According to the restaurant, the mix of corn flour, water, and salt is grilled to create a “light outer crisp” and fluffy inside. The grilling process creates a pocket, which is then stuffed with fillings like chimichurri-sauced brisket, banh mi chicken, and Baja fish. Priced at around $6-8 each, arepas bring a new budget-friendly lunch option to the bustling ‘hood.
In addition to the arepas, Arepa TX also serves up a menu of popsicles that are intended to be dipped into booze. The Mimosa Pop, for example, is a mini bottle of bubbly served with an equally tiny orange popsicle for dunking. A list of red and white wines is also on offer.
Arepa TX is expected to open in Dallas later this year, tentatively late summer.