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Empanada Mama

763 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019
(212) 698-9008
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Ranked #249 of 11,583 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I was in NYC for 3 nights and this was my favorite meal. This spot has great food and great drinks for a reasonable price. Try the mojitos! The restaurant is very small but we were seated fast at dinner time. There is a young crowd waiting tables and rap music was blaring from the speakers, but I like rap... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing food!! Some of the best Arepas I've ever eaten. The plantain chips with guacamole are addictive. The Sangria is perfecto! You can have all of this without breaking the bank :)

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Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great Sangria followed by the best plantain chips and guacamole! We really liked the seafood and the beef empanadas!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Bit of a wait, but worth it - the plantain chips and Guac were pretty amazing (they're salty, which I loved but steer clear if that isn't your thing). If you're not sure what to order ask the people at the tables next to you - the locals were super helpful and made some great recommendations.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is popular, so you are lucky to find a spot to sit down if you can. Service is quick but with little patience. Not a big problem, everything goes fast here. Nice selection of drinks (beers) and special foods. Because of the good prices and loose atmosphere I would recommend this place to young people: couples or friends.

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Huntsville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I had several empanadas, and they were delicious. I especially enjoyed the Brazil and the Spicy Chicken, but they were all good. All the servers were very friendly. It's crowded, noisy, and fun! I would go back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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