La Reina Pepiada is the most famous arepa in Venezuela. It is said that the original receipt was a toasted arepa stuffed with a chicken “guiso” and then baked accompanied with avocados y petit pois.
Currently … establishments don’t serve the Reina in its actual receipt. The arepa now is stuffed with chicken salad, mayonnaise and avocados. Its creator is still alive. His name is Heriberto Alvarez; he’s 83 years old and is a native of Las Araujas a small population in Trujillo state. Heriberto says he cannot take the whole credit himself, he gives credit to his six sisters who have already passed and of course his mother.