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Makus Empanadas

1125 W Nc Highway 54, Suite 304, Durham, NC 27707-5715
+1 984-888-5302
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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“sweet corn” (9 reviews)
“empanadas” (35 reviews)
“cheese bread” (4 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Latin, Argentinian, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
1125 W Nc Highway 54, Suite 304, Durham, NC 27707-5715
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

First time coming to this location. Had their empanadas in the spring at the Durham Bulls baseball park and decided to come on the other side of town to see if they are still good. They are great! Empanadas are just the right size and...More

Thank Tammy A
Hernan M, Owner at Makus Empanadas, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Hi Tammy! Thank you for your very kind words. We are glad you decided to pay us a visit on the other side of town. We will be back at Durham Bulls Athletic Park in a few months. Coming from a Latin family used to...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Not the best empanadas that I have had in the US (that honor goes to El Porteño in the Ferry Building, San Francisco). Makus empanadas are generally well made, the vegetarian options are the best ones, in my opinion. The problem with this place are...More

Thank S1961OPjamess
Hernan M, Owner at Makus Empanadas, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review. We're sorry you feel that way about our sides. I believe it's important for everyone to know that In Argentina, empanadas are a meal on itself and are eaten without sides. With that said, our sides have been very popular...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Went to this place because it had good reviews. Ordered veggie, chicken, bacon and cheese and beef empanadas with a side of coleslaw and rice and beans. The meaty empanadas and coleslaw were fine. The "veggie" empanadas, consisting only of white rice and none of...More

Thank Karolis P
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We bought empanadas for three- delivery..... My husband felt it was a huge waste of money - 30.00 (that includes delivery) for 2empanadas and some coleslaw each. We also had some little doughy things. The empanadas tasted like they came out of a box. However....when...More

Thank Gina H
Hernan M, Owner at Makus Empanadas, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Hi Tina, we are sorry to hear that. Unfortunately we don't have total control of the delivery service which is done through a third party. We're perfectionist and we like to provide the best possible empanada at affordable prices. With delivery services, the empanada takes...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

Recently got the chance to try these guys again at a Durham Bull's game, as they have a stand set up in the concourse area where other local restaurants have settled. Such a cool idea. They were offering their empanadas for what seemed like a...More

1  Thank ckassotis
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We ordered the Family Meal Deal. It's a great value and it gave us a chance to sample most of their Empanadas. We also tried the Cochitos for desert. Everything we had was delicious. After returning home to California I realized we had been charged...More

1  Thank LarryMargir
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this while we were at the Vet waiting for our dog to get done with x-rays. We love new and interesting foods and this was right up our alley! Delicious empanadas, great quality, fast service. Wish we had something like this near our...More

1  Thank KarenRenee8i8
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Catering- Outstanding and couldn't have been better! From start to finish the process and customer service was impeccable! The brothers Moyano will go far in this market and everyone should become an instant repeat guest. Thank you again!

1  Thank micheleclifton1
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I ordered two empanadas - one sweet corn the other spinach - and both were terrific. If I were going to a meal, I would definitely order a variety. They have a good family pack at a reasonable price.

1  Thank windsorsmom
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Went for the first time, grabbed takeout for the family. Expected unique flavors and a good value. We were largely underwhelmed. Was charged extra for a tiny cup of what turned out to be a hot sauce and another oil-based sauce. Seems ridiculous, like charging...More

Thank Ahk13d
Hernan M, Owner at Makus Empanadas, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2017

While we are glad you enjoyed our empadog, we are terribly sorry to hear you feel that way about your experience at Makus Empanadas. The sauces (either chimichurri or red hot sauce) are always included when ordering any meal (either individual or family meal). You...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1125 W Nc Highway 54, Suite 304, Durham, NC 27707-5715
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 984-888-5302
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Fast casual Durham based restaurant specializing in empanadas. In addition to a wide selection of empanadas, we offer a variety of sides, drinks and desserts. Vegetarian/Vegan friendly.
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