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Empanada Mama

763 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019
(212) 698-9008
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Ranked #286 of 11,577 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Colombian, Latin, South American
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The line was extremely long to get in here but it was worth it. These are not your regular empanadas....choices include cheeseburger, spicy chicken, and even one with hot dogs!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I had two breakfast empanadas for $4.50 total. They were very tasty - especially the sauce provided. Service was good - No complaints. If you're hungry and in the area, I highly recommend.

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very nice food, with fresh ingredients and a lot of empanada choices (sweet and not). I came for a very late dinner, perhaps after midnight, and the place was packed, and I got a table after a short wait.

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Dominican Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Delicious, carefully prepared empanadas. Don't expect them to come out super fast. When you get them, they're crispy and piping hot on the inside. They are totally worth the few extra minutes! The dining space is small and intimate and is great for any time of day.

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Mid-Hudson Valley, NY
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I were in NYC to attend a taping of The Daily Show. After we'd gotten our tickets, we wanted to grab a bite to eat somewhere close by....as we only had an hour before we had to come back to attend the taping. This place is only a couple of blocks from the studio. The restaurant is... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I used to live close this place and order delivery on a weekly basis. Everything they serve is very tasty and inexpensive. BEST empanadas in NYC (my favorite is the Cuban).The only problem is that the restaurant is very small. It gets crowed really fast and they do not take reservations.

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New Delhi, India
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

hot, crisp, spicy, and soo tasty! when you are tight on budget, this is one place in new york that can fill you up without looting your pocket. its pretty crowded so you might have to wait, and the service is also effected this. but an awesome place nonetheless. must visit!

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West Islip, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Ate there the other night during a stay in NYC based on TA reviews. The place is very small and has a few outside tables and also a single file line of tables inside. Very noisy had trouble hearing the waitress. Had empanadas which were good, not excellent and fried plantains and guacamole which was very tasty. Open late, we... More

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was an out of the way place the reviews were good on the empanadas. My daughter wanted to try it because she studied in Costa Rica and has also been to Colombia. The waiter, who she thought was Hispanic (and she started speaking Spanish to!) was actually Italian! He was very nice and said he could understand Spanish a... More

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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We waited for an outside table and it was a wise choice. We order a bunch of empanadas of different kinds. Food was great, all very tasty. On an august evening, it was really enjoyable

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Additional Information about Empanada Mama

Address: 763 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: (212) 698-9008
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Colombian, Latin, South American

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