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Panas Gourmet Empanadas

2029 P Street Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)
202-223-2964
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Ranked #146 of 2,624 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Description: Panas specializes in Latin fusion gourmet empanadas, crescent- shaped turnovers, stuffed with well seasoned combinations of meats, vegetables, spices, fruits, and sweets. Our recipes are inspired by the idea of Latin Fusion cuisine; a culinary concept based on creating new recipes by combining traditional and modern culinary techniques and mixing ingredients from different countries in the Americas. The only empanadas’ tradition we want to preserve is that empanadas a great idea and fun package for food.
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Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
Description: Panas specializes in Latin fusion gourmet empanadas, crescent- shaped turnovers, stuffed with well seasoned combinations of meats, vegetables, spices, fruits, and sweets. Our recipes are inspired by the idea of Latin Fusion cuisine; a culinary concept based on creating new recipes by combining traditional and modern culinary techniques and mixing ingredients from different countries in the Americas. The only empanadas’ tradition we want to preserve is that empanadas a great idea and fun package for food.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,404 reviews 1,404 reviews
584 restaurant reviews
734 helpful votes 734 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I got a 3 empanadas combo (takeaway). When I arrived home I noticed that instead of "all-natural baked plantain chips" I got ordinary and old chips (check my pics). No one told me about it. The empanadas weren't fresh. I'll not come back.

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Binghamton, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The Empanadas are delicious and the friendly service went above and beyond. The sangria was also good.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The staff is very friendly and the food is delicious. They have a good variety and I like they gave 4 sauces.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Some friends and I swung by Panas last night after a charity bartending session, and what a find! The selection of empanadas was fantastic and each were delicious, as was the sangria. The staff was also incredibly friendly...an unfortunate rarity in DC restaurants, particularly in the Dupont area. Overall, if you find yourself in the area, it's worth your time... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We ordered one of each flavor and devoured between 4 of us. I loved the one with the brie. Very close to metro station in dupont circle. The staff is super nice....must try at least once if you're in town.

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

As a fellow Argentine- finding this cute little restaurant was a great treat! The empanadas were very good and we enjoyed them for a late lunch. While we didn't try all the varieties- we did have the carne and ham and cheese ones- the service was pleasant and attentive-great job to the owner!

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Falls Church, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

THe staff was very helpful and friendly; a lot of choice in fillings and they were piping hot. However, not enough filling and too heavy on the onions - so you don't get much meat filling.

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LaGrange
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6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

1) Staff - Super friendly! They welcomed us at the beginning and asked how our experience was at the end. The person taking our order was very patient on us first timers and was very informative when we asked about the different empanadas. 2) Food - Delicious! My wife and I split a 6 empanada combo. We could easily have... More

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I really like this little place. We try almost every single flavour of the empanadas and couldn't make our minds about the favorite, all delicious. Great beer too! But the best part was the service, thanks to Fernando, super friendly and helpful!

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Charleston, Missouri
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We loved loved loved Panas it was by far one of our favorite places in D.C. We were staying down the street at the Palomar and we frequented this restaurant many times during our week there. My daughter and I loved it so much and the owners were amazing. They went out of their way to get to know us... More

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