At the recommendation of a Venezuelan co-worker, I ventured out to Aripo's in Oak Park to give the aripas a try. I confess to not knowing much about Venezuelan food, but what a great experience and a nice find!
This is on a quiet, quaint street in Oak Park in front of a fountain. Sitting outside, eating these small sandwiches (I recommend around 3 for every 2 people for a full meal) was a nice, relaxing time. It's not a fast service, but I don't think that's what they're going for. Also, I recommend the cookies they have on the bags in the counter - a nice sweet finish to the meal.
According to my co-worker this is one of the few Venezulean restaurants in the Midwest US, so if you're around it's definitely worth a try!