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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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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chicken Pesto will not disappoint

We live nearby and grabbed about 40 empanadas to go. They were he Carne, carne asada and chicken pesto. By far the chicken pesto was the best one we tried. I would recommend this place over the nearby Julia's empanada any day

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We live nearby and grabbed about 40 empanadas to go. They were he Carne, carne asada and chicken pesto. By far the chicken pesto was the best one we tried. I would recommend this place over the nearby Julia's empanada any day

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Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great variety of stuffing inside "home-made" empanadas. Fast service and reasonably priced. Seems like it's "family owned" restaurant, which is always good.

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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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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
106 helpful votes 106 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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