Adriana Lopez moved to the Mission District from Venezuela nine years ago. In 2010, she opened Pica Pica Maize Kitchen, a Venezuelan arepas restaurant at Valencia and 15th streets.
Lopez told Mission Local about the history of arepas, the South American version of tortillas or pupusas. Last week Pica Pica opened a second restaurant in the Castro and unveiled a new menu.
This video is part of an ongoing series by Mission Local videographer Claudia Escobar profiling Mission District business owners who came here from other countries.