Arepas are a gluten-free unleavened corn bread that have existed for centuries in Colombia

Welcome to arepas. LATIN STREET CUISINE

GLUTEN-FREE

LOCAL - HEALTHY

SUSTAINABLE

VETERAN OPERATED


Food Truck and Catering

Menu / Price List




Where To Find Us

GARY'S BREWERY & BIERGARTEN

3403 GULF BEACH HIGHWAY,  PENSACOLA, FL 32507

Wednesday Evenings 6  -  9 PM 


FRONT GATE of NAS PENSACOLA

508 S NAVY BLVD. PENSACOLA, FL 32507

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 11  -  2:30 PM

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Enjoy one of our mouth-watering arepas or other tasty treat. Yum!

Events

08/08/2019

Resistance and Change: Tablas of Sarhua, Contemporary Paintings from the Peruvian Andes

5:30pm - 8pm

Pensacola Museum of Art 407 S Jefferson St. Pensacola, FL 32502

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08/08/2019

Resistance and Change: Tablas of Sarhua, Contemporary Paintings from the Peruvian Andes


5:30pm - 8pm

Pensacola Museum of Art 407 S Jefferson St. Pensacola, FL 32502

09/14/2019

Ping Pong on Palafox

To be announced

Downtown Pensacola

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09/14/2019

Ping Pong on Palafox

Zarzaur Law, PA in Partnership with the Pensacola Table Tennis Club will be hosting a Ping Pong tournamentdowntown. Fun time and great food! Join us!!

To be announced

Downtown Pensacola

09/20/2019

Movies in the Park

5pm - 8pm

301 W. Main Street Pensacola, FL  32501

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09/20/2019

Movies in the Park

Come out for a great cause and a great movie under the stars! A Dog’s Way Home will playing. Parks and Recreation and the Humane Society of Pensacola will be hosting this family-friendly event! Come and have a great time! 

5pm - 8pm

301 W. Main Street Pensacola, FL  32501

Our Arepas

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Our arepas are a unique blend of a Colombian  and South American favorite, a flat bread made out of ground pre-cooked maize flour, stuffed with international flavors influenced by Latin Culture

arepas. LATIN STREET CUISINE, LLC

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Our unique recipes have been expertly crafted and made from responsibly sourced ingredients. You will love every exquisite bite of our ode to Latin Cuisine

about us

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Joshua Spiess has always pushed and pursued to fulfill a longtime culinary dream: to establish a destination for fine cuisine.  During his travels, he had come along several different types of cuisines. However, it was not until Chef Spiess met his wife Heidi, and her Colombian roots, that he knew he wanted to share her cuisine with the world! It was through her exposure and expertise in Latin food, that a business was born.
 

Opened in April 2019, Arepas. Latin Street Cuisine celebrates Latin sensibilities with fresh, local ingredients. Named after the century old arepa, pre-cooked white cornmeal bread traditional to Colombia and originally made by indigenous tribes, Chef Joshua and Heidi have also used many different Latin inspired regions to create fillings in which the arepas are stuffed with. The business serves lunch and caters throughout the week.


 Arepas.  Latin Street Cuisine can cater any style cuisine you desire. You can pick from the extensive seasonal portfolio of modern American cuisine or our authentic Latin fare. We are here to make your event memorable. 


The Arepas. Latin Street Cuisine team creates weekly specials to keep your appetite looking for new and innovative dishes with intense focus on impeccable guest service.

CHEF

JOSHUA SPIESS CEC, AAC

  

Chef Joshua Spiess discovered his love for cooking at an early age and began his quest working in professional kitchens at age 15. After graduating Johnson & Wales University, he later joined the US Army in which he deployed with The 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley to Ar Ramadi, Iraq. Some of his assignments included The Old Guard Dining Facility, DC, Fort Lee, VA, Fort Bragg, NC, Fort Benning, GA, Fort Stewart, GA, and the Pentagon. 


Chef Joshua has influenced many soldiers at the U.S.’s largest culinary competition held at Fort Lee teaching young chefs and soldiers how to improve the quality of their food and bring it back to their facilities for soldiers to enjoy. Not only can he teach the culinary principles but he lives it, being a double gold medalist at the 2006 Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, the 2008 Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany and the 2010 Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg. 


Chef Joshua also aired on the cooking show, “The Grill Sergeants,” which can be seen on The Pentagon Channel and was a guest on Fox and Friends for winning the 2010 Armed Forces Chef of the Year. Being a Maryland native, 

Chef Joshua tries to use some of the freshest ingredients to create simple but elegant results with very unique flavor profiles and textures.


Chef Joshua is a past member of the United States Army Culinary Arts Team which competed on the international stage at the World Culinary Olympics/IKA in Erfurt, Germany. During his career he has accumulated 17 gold, 6 silver, and 6 bronze medals through the American Culinary Federation and World Association of Chefs Societies with 7 best in show. 


He is a Certified Executive Chef, Certified Judge with the American Culinary Federation and a Certified Food Manager through the International Food Service Executives of America. Chef Joshua holds an Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts through Johnson and Wales and Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management through the University of West Florida. 


His most recent achievement is being one of the youngest chefs to be inducted into the American Academy of Chefs, which is the honor society of the American Culinary Federation. He currently resides in Perdido, Florida with his beautiful wife Heidi, five handsome sons and two beautiful daughters.

MANAGER

HEIDI SPIESS

  

Heidi Spiess was born and raised in Colombia, South America. She moved to the United States where she attended the University of Southern Maine and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology and Geography. She is a part of the management team involved with sales, marketing and promotion. 


Heidi has previously worked as an Account Executive and collaborator for a local magazine where she dealt with business to business sales and client relations. She has also written and published several articles about food and travel. 


She is a visual thinker and pragmatic doer who is fluent in English, Spanish and French. Heidi loves good food and has a passion for traveling. She currently lives in Perdido, Florida with her husband  Joshua and their children. 

Contact Us

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CATERING

We can cater practically any type of cuisine and of course we can cater our latin street cuisine.


arepas. LATIN STREET CUISINE LLC

(850) 512-3205 arepacuisine@gmail.com

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