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Julia's Empanadas

Downtown / Chinatown
Latin, Chilean
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1000 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
202.789.1878
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  • 16
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
amazing!

I waited a LONG time to try these empanadas and they did not disappoint. Stick with the spicy meat, pulled chicken or veggie... once you try going with another ethnic taste, (like spinach and cheese), they lose their authentic feeling. I couldve eaten these all day and night and nothing else all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
DAWN V
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BLOOMFIELD
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BLOOMFIELD
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I waited a LONG time to try these empanadas and they did not disappoint. Stick with the spicy meat, pulled chicken or veggie... once you try going with another ethnic taste, (like spinach and cheese), they lose their authentic feeling. I couldve eaten these all day and night and nothing else all week long!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The place was a little crowded with no bathrooms so I can't give this a full five stars. There is a good selection of empanadas that taste wonderful. The Jamaican empanada was mouthwatering but the chilean one with the beans was not to my taste. Good price, fast service.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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153 reviews 153 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

These are the best empanadas I have tried in DC! They are open until 4am! And its not uncommon to find a large line at 3 am! The owner is very kind and the prices are very good.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Julia's was introduced to me by a co-worker years ago and I've gone back every opportunity I've gotten. Hands down one of the best places in this country to get empanadas! Even better, get them and sit in the circle and eat and people watch. I can't think of a better way to spend a lunch break!

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Stopped by after drinks in the bar next door. Excellent to fill a hole! Two is more than enough. Kept hot until back at hotel.

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

They may not be the best every, but they have so much going for them that I can't help but recommend them: filling, fresh, consistent, and reasonably-priced. Great for a late night nosh or an actual lunch/dinner. Make sure you get one of the deals!

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Arlington, Virginia
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134 reviews 134 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

I went here late on a Saturday night and had the Jamaican Jerk Empanada and it was great. It was not expensive and it didnt take long to get it after i ordered it. I will definitely be coming back for more empanadas.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

I was staying at The Mayflower Hotel and wanted a quick snack rather than a full lunch because I was going to have an early dinner. I walked past Julia's Empanadas at 1221 Connecticut Avenue, NW, midway between Farragut Square and Dupont Circle. I was going to go to Shake Shack across the street, but decided to walk into the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Have only eaten at the Connecticut Avenue location. Only late at night. And only empanadas (never salad or soup). They are always hot, fresh and delicious. The crust is amazing and the fillings are divine. Love the fact that the menu board tells you exactly what is in each. Hard to choose a favorite! You can't "eat in" and the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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256 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

Jamaican jerk was one of my favorites. If the owner is there, he's like the Seinfeld soup nazi, so beware, and know what you want!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202.789.1878

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Latin, Chilean

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