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“Lovely time, delicious food!”
Review of Empanada Mama - CLOSED

Empanada Mama
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Colombian, Latin, South American
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Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Really nice restaurant in a great street within the Hells Kitchen Area. We've been helped by Angel, a really nice and kind guy! The food was delicious and we'd recommend the Platain chips with guacamole on the side because it goes perfectly with all the empanadas.

Thank Marijn L
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was my first time actually eating in the restaurant. We usually order these late at night for room service when we visit NY. Even better inside because we had good service and nothing's better than piping hot food. We ordered a variety of tasty empanadas. Some table favorites were - Viagara, Cheeseburger, Jerk N Cheese, and for dessert the USA. Don't forget to order a side of plaintain chips with green salsa and chimichurri sauce.

Thank Created2Travel
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Wonderful little spot with fantastic food. They will make, fresh and hot, any number of empanadas with various fillings, in several different types of shells. We had spicy, mild, savory, and sweet on our trips there. It is small, so huddle up and enjoy meeting new folks.

Thank Carroll G
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

Enjoyed delicious ham & cheese empanada, guacamole, plantain chips, and a mango shake. Tiny restaurant and the single restroom was unavailable for repair (not fun for a pregnant gal). Otherwise, very much enjoyed our lunch.

Thank SuzyG19
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

If you are in NYC and you don't get a take out from here, you really are missing something !!! This place is amazing - the best empanada's I have ever had. Their selection is huge - from the more traditional to ones with more of a modern twist, to deserts - you cannot fail to find something that you will like.

Be prepared to wait though - the queues are often long. My top tip - head over the road to McCoys Pub, order yourself a drink, as for the menu for Empanada Mama, browse it at your leisure, call your order in, then simply head over the road and pick it up 15 minutes later !! The pub doesn't serve any of it's own food but they are more than happy for you to take your take out back to the pub to eat and continue drinking !!

I could happily have eaten from this place every single day of my trip to NYC.....

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Thank Jez G
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