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Mais Arepas Restaurant Review: In a city that prides itself on inclusiveness when it comes to ethnic cuisine, few restaurants can boast about offering authentic Colombian cooking. Just to keep things a bit local, Mais Arepas’ Colombian-born owner calls the menu here “Colombian Creole.” The place’s name refers to traditional arepas, which are cornmeal cakes that can be filled with almost anything. The pulled pork may be your best choice, but the shredded beef arepas with plantains and mozzarella is well worth trying. For something lighter, the grilled jumbo shrimp arepas, with citrus slaw and avocado, is a good lunch option. The chef’s ceviche changes often, but with luck you’ll arrive on the day he proposing shrimp marinated in lime and lemon juices, red onions, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapeños, served over avocado. The alcohol selections are sparse: just beer and wine, and not many of either, so consider indulging in tres leches cake for dessert.