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Jumbo Empanadas

Downtown Toronto
Caribbean, Latin
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253B Augusta, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-977-0056
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
First time eating Chilean Food & I was not disappointed!

My friend and I arrived a few minutes after they had closed on the Chilean Independence day. They were so kind as they still let us purchase a few things-to-go anyway. We ordered the veggie empanada and 2 meet ones, the corn pie and a cheese filled pastry. I only ate the veggie empanada as I'm a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Have visit many times in the last 7 years the place gets better it even makes a mean veggie empanadas. But all need the salsa

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Grand Cayman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

After putting this off for a long time...I broke the diet rules and tried it out. A tray of fresh beef and beef & veggie empanadas were just brought out from the kitchen. I went for the beef/veggie. Basically, it was just veggie and not even tasty! It was like a pre-packaged soup mix of some kind - nothing authentic... More 

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Paris, France
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wow, what a find! I just love the empanadas "Jumbo" makes. They are among the best if not the best even in comparison with the ones you get in Chile. The big secret is the crust and Irene's are just perfect. You can eat everything including the folded sides. I prefer the meat empanada although you can also go for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My friend and I arrived a few minutes after they had closed on the Chilean Independence day. They were so kind as they still let us purchase a few things-to-go anyway. We ordered the veggie empanada and 2 meet ones, the corn pie and a cheese filled pastry. I only ate the veggie empanada as I'm a vegetarian and it... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You get a lot of empanada for what you pay for but the meat empanadas could use some additional flavor. My wife and I tried the beef, chicken, and cheese empanadas. All three had very good pastry. The ground beef empanadas also had what seemed like boiled egg and olives but could have used additional flavor for me. The chicken... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 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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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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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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Address: 253B Augusta, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-977-0056
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 253B Augusta, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
  • Phone Number: 416-977-0056

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin

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