Amaize Opens Newest Restaurant in Davie on August 22

Amaize, a one-of-a-kind, flavorful, fast-casual Arepa eatery, will celebrate the opening of its second location on August 22 in Davie, located at 2258 S. University Drive in the Tower Shops. As part of the opening day celebrations, Amaize will host a ribbon cutting with local area dignitaries. The restaurant will also collect donations for Spirituality for Kids, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which develops free online spiritual programs for kids based on universal spiritual principles delivered via a curriculum of engaging videos, games and art activities. In addition, the first 100 guests will receive free coffee for a year and an Amaize coffee mug. Attendees who check in on Amaize’s Davie Facebook page, post a photo and use the hashtag #AmaizeYou will have the chance to win one of three vouchers for free Arepas for 30 days.

“Over the last year, we’ve experienced great success at our first location in Doral, so expanding into Broward County was a natural next step,” said Karen Armando Cohen, president and CEO of Amaize. “We know that the residents of Davie will love our Latin-inspired cuisine, and we encourage everyone to stop by on opening day for breakfast, lunch or dinner to create their own Arepa and join our grand opening celebration.”

Amaize ArepasAmaize is the first fast-casual Arepa concept in the U.S. As with the Doral location, the Davie Amaize will feature customized Arepas and cachapas where guests can “CYO” (Create your Own) Arepas using a variety of fresh gourmet and Latin inspired fillings including shredded beef, chicken and pork. Arepas, which have been enjoyed by Latin American cultures for hundreds of years, are grilled cornmeal “pockets” made of pre-cooked P.A.N., a unique product made out of pure corn, which is gluten-free. Cachapas are a yellow sweet corn version of a pancake that features a mix of freshly grinded maize kernels and yellow ‘P.A.N. Flour.’ Guests can also order mechados that are served with white rice, baked plantains, black beans and customized with your choice of any protein or grilled vegetables. The restaurant will create 50 new jobs in the area and will also feature a Mercadito (mini market) where guests can purchase items to create their own Arepa experience at home.

Guests can also choose from one of Amaize’s specialty Arepas including popular favorites such as:

  • Beauty Queen®– Created in honor of the 1955 Venezuelan Miss World Susana Duijm, this best-selling menu item features a special avocado chicken salad
  • Shaggy® – This Arepa is filled with a mix of shredded beef and Gouda cheese
  • Mechado Mix– A mix of shredded beef, black beans, baked plantains and shredded Queso blanco
  • Caprese Latina– A vegetarian delight that includes spinach, Guayanés cheese, tomato and guasaca sauce
  • Portobello-Tofu– A combination of grilled portobellos and tofu topped off with truffle olive oil

Amaize DessertsIn addition to Arepas and cachapas, Amaize will also feature salads, soups, mechados, desserts, snacks and a variety of beverages such as aguas frescas, specialty coffee, beer, wine and sangria.

The 2,064 square-foot Davie location will have seating for up to 50 guests inside with outside seating also available. Amaize will serve guests from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sundays, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday – Wednesday and 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.ThursdaySaturday. To learn more about Amaize, please call the restaurant at 954-740-8999 or visit Follow Amaize on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Amaize

Amaize is a one-of-a-kind, flavorful, fast-casual Arepa eatery that serves customizable arepas for breakfast lunch or dinner. Customers can “CYO” (Create Your Own) and choose from a variety of gourmet and Latin inspired fillings or opt for one of the signature menu items available. The restaurant has two south Florida locations: 3887 NW 107th Avenue Unit 101 in Doral and 2258 S. University in Davie. Both locations also feature a Mercadito (mini market) where guests can purchase items to bring home and create their own Arepas. For more information, visit

Amaize Traditional Arepa
Amaize Traditional Arepa
Amaize Sauce Bar
Amaize Sauce Bar

Amaize Mechado Mix
Amaize Mechado Mix