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Panas Gourmet Empanadas

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2029 P Street Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20036
202-223-2964
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Description: Panas specializes in Latin fusion gourmet empanadas, crescent- shaped...
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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  • 36
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
yum

they deliver! they offer a nice selection of meat and veg empanadas. the crust was flaky where needed and dense in the middle. i didn't like the 'pepperoni pizza' flavor, however the chipotle steak and the chicken pesto were delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
saphronia
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Maryland
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Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

they deliver! they offer a nice selection of meat and veg empanadas. the crust was flaky where needed and dense in the middle. i didn't like the 'pepperoni pizza' flavor, however the chipotle steak and the chicken pesto were delicious!

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Centurion, South Africa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is fast food. It's pretty good food, in fact. The empanadas selection is interesting, although the empanadas themselves seem to have been reheated. The quinoa salad was excellent. But don't come here for atmosphere. Worn plastic tables, but clean. Loud Latin pop music. A big sign in the window saying that their liquor license was revoked a few days... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We got the 3 empanada combo based on the cashier's recommendation, pork, brie and eggplant. All were ready quickly, fresh, and delicious and the sauce was also very good. Nice atmosphere and good service, I will definitely go back when I am in the area.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Panas is one of our go-to spots for a quick, healthy meal. There are a lot of creative empanada choices, all of them baked and not fried. You can choose from different dipping sauces and the combination platters often come loaded with wafer-thin plantain chips. My kid loves this place. He happily eats at least three empanadas and hoards all... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Checked this place out with the wife as we needed a quick snack. They were out of cheese which is what we really wanted. Ended up trying the pepperoni empanada which was just okay. I'd come back just to try the cheese empanadas.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Very limited selection, they were out of 5 types of empanadas. Service was fast but actual quality of empanadas was just okay. They appeared to be microwaved and were not very warm. I'd pass and find a different place next time.

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Lethbridge
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164 reviews 164 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My Chilean friend and I happened to be walking past and decided to stop in for lunch. What a great decision! The staff were extremely helpful and suggested we get a pile of different flavours to try. They were all excellent and served on a long wooden board, all lined up. The prices are very reasonable and they have items... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were the only ones in the restaurant and they took the time to explain the menu to us and gave us an empanada as a sample. We tried a variety of empanadas and they were all very good! I would definitely eat there again!!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This place just keeps getting better. My husband and I were surprised that they now serve wine, which is a great addition. We go here for both take-out and dine-in. Friendly people, low stress. My only complaint is that their "Brie Art" empanjanas often sell out by the end of the day, and I love those!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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128 reviews 128 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place is a great value! There are a great variety of empanada and you can mix and match. The Cuban and brie were particularly good. The server was quite friendly and even gave us free drinks since it was our first visit to the restaurant. I would definitely stop by here again while in the Dupont Circle area.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2029 P Street Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20036
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-223-2964

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?