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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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  • 18
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Chilean empanadas at the Kensington Market

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2014
Jansje S
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 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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147 reviews 147 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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117 reviews 117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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185 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Restaurant Details

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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