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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 #70 of 2,564 restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Lunch on sunday: we tried the 8 sampler with 4 sauces.. all was beautifully presented and delicious... bravo!

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Paris
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This little restaurant close to Dupont Circle offers 14 different types of empanadas to choose from, as well as salads, soups and skewers. As we were a bit hesitating about what to take, the cashier advised us to take the "paranda" which, for 14$, is composed of 8 empanadas (4 for each of us two) plus their 4 differents sauces... More

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Boulder, CO
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Our family (four vegetarians) ate here twice - once for dinner and again for lunch - and we loved it both times. We got a variety of vegetarian empanadas and all of them were excellent. The plantain chips were the best I've ever had - thinly sliced and crispy. I wish we had a Panas nearby, I'd probably visit every... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Very Affordable. 5 of us ate for $40 and had plenty of food, plenty of choices for Vegetarians. Great sauces. Nice service. Clean.

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Arvada, Colorado
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125 reviews 125 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Simple concept for a restaurant that they execute well. There are fillings and sauces to suit every palate.

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