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“Didn't enjoy my empenada” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Jumbo Empanadas

Jumbo Empanadas
253B Augusta, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-977-0056
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Ranked #1,571 of 6,773 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Didn't enjoy my empenada”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011 via mobile

I've only been here once for a chicken empenada when I was starving but it was bad enough that I probably wouldn't try again. Didn't like the flavor and all I could smell on me for the rest of the day was onions.
Also, gave two for atmosphere because it was so hot inside.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011 via mobile

The food is really good. The atmospere is a little rustic.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Take some goodness home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Jumbo Empanadas is justifiably known for their terrific empanadas, but don't forget their corn pies - just the right amount of EVERYTHING (and I mean everything - beef, chicken, hard boiled egg, olives, raisins, and of course, corn). But the best thing is that you can buy their empanadas and corn pies frozen and heat them at home - fresh and delicious for the time when you want a little bit of Chile in your kitchen. Today is one of the hottest days of summer, and we are enjoying corn pie and simply pretending we are in Latin America, rather than Toronto, and making the best of it. Don't forget the salsa, too - it makes everything better!

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“I love this place! You'll find this quant shop in the middle of busy Kensington Market. Be sure to ask for lots of...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2009

I love this place! You'll find this quant shop in the middle of busy Kensington Market. Be sure to ask for lots of salsa!

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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“authentic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2008

We just returned from a weekend in Toronto. After roaming through chinatown, we stopped to see what the Kensington Market was all about......for me it was the empanadas! Jumbo Empanandasis a tiny chilean run restaurant. i don't think it holds more than 14-15 people! (That means crowded and little atmosphere.) But I came for the deliscious empanadas. We shared one beef, one chicken, and one veggie between 2 of us. IT ws perfect!

The owners/workers were friendly and efficient. The other people in the restaraunt (mostly spanish speaking) were also friendly and definately enjoying the food.

I'd also like to note that there was a healthy take-out busines going on.....both heated and "cold for later" empanadas.

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