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Review of Empanada Mama - CLOSED

Empanada Mama
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Colombian, Latin, South American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I've loved this place for year. Whenever I visit NYC (twice a year) I will stop in. Now, a few years back, this location had a fire and was closed for some time. It is now open again, about seemingly about 4 times bigger than it was before, which is great, because it used to be tiny.

The food is genuinely delicious, cheap, homemade, and available 24 freaking hours a day. You can literally not beat it. Staff is genuinely friendly, even to gringos from Atlanta. I HIGHLY recommend the arepas as well as empanadas. The cuban arepa is killer.

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5 - 9 of 558 reviews

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.

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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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