Arepa is a type of food made of ground maize dough or cooked flour prominent in the cuisine of Colombia and Venezuela, and also popular in Panama and Ecuador.
It is eaten daily in those countries and can be served with accompaniments such as cuajada (fermented milk) or avocado, or split to make sandwiches. Sizes, maize types, and added ingredients vary its preparation. Arepas can also be found in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and the Canary Islands. It is similar in shape to the Mexican gordita and the Salvadoran pupusa.