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Jumbo Empanadas

253B Augusta, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-977-0056
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Ranked #1,713 of 6,560 restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Most recent review
- May 19, 2014
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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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English first
San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

I happened upon this place as my original lunch spot had a line going out the door. This little place is just like the name said "jumbo empanadas" It is very small and unassuming but huge on customer service and great food. I had the chicken empanada full of great flavor combinations. The pastry was cooked perfectly and crispy. I... More

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Brantford, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I try to get here every time I'm staying in Toronto and I've even driven the 70 miles into Toronto JUST to eat there (along with a take-out order). This is not a fancy place, usually pretty warm inside (winter and summer), but the food is top notch, made from fresh ingredients without shortcuts. I'm particularly fond of the cheese... More

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Toronto, Canada
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239 reviews 239 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Excellent Chilean style empanadas in Kensington market. Had a cheese and a chicken. Both were excellent. Unique place for a nice snack when in the area.

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Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Smells like mamas when you walk in to the place. Loved the beef empanadas and especially the very fresh salad. HIghly recommended for a quick and delicious meal.

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Hamilton, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

A tasty experience and a nice vibe await you. Empanadas and Toronto are best pals, get them here! Stop in here for a snack on the way in or out of the market and be glad you did.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We fell in love with the delicious food and cheap prices, was definitely worth our while. We tried the beef empanada (by far my favorite), the corn pie, and a cheese empanada (also super delicious). The corn pie was the priciest thing we got, and could feed 3 people without a doubt! Very filling and very good, until we found... More

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Boracay Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Took my South American mrs with me to test this place out. It passed with flying colours. Delicious large empanadas. The beef should be your first choice. Then the chicken. The veg one is only for die-hard vegetarians. Anyway, perfect crust, lovely fillings. Mexican-style salsa not really authentic but went well with the meat pies. Verdict: Worth the schlep to... More

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Oakville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Fresh and Flavourful Chilean Soul Food!! Love the fresh salsa!!! Gets very busy on Saturdays!!

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Toronto, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Don't bother with the imposters... these are the real deal and fresh made pico de gallo to boot!! Our fave is the juicy beef empanada, laced with salty olive, sweet succulent raisins and aromatic melt in your mouth caramelized onion.... how can you not stop in and stuff your face on the best bargain in Kensie?? YUM!

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012 via mobile

We just love Kensington Market and the cultural diversity that it offers. Jumbo Empanadas is an easily missed nook tucked back from the street. A busy place to stop and partake in a little "pocket" of Chile. Perfect for lunch or a snack. You definitely must pair the Empanadas (a turnover style meat or cheese pie) with a Chilean vaso... More

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