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“Yummy food, fast and supper friendly service!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Panas Gourmet Empanadas

Panas Gourmet Empanadas
4731 Elm Street, Bethesda, MD 20814
301-657-7371
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Ranked #36 of 300 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $5 - $15
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.
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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.
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Yummy food, fast and supper friendly service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

Had the carne and the pork. Can't decide which I like better, but both were excellent! For what it is, a cute, clean place, with fast service and good prices, it couldn't be better.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Fast food, relatively healthy, great service, place was clean and friendly. Beer recommendation was good! Recommended to me by a local and deserved the recommendation.

Visited January 2013
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New York, NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Empanadas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We took some empanadas back to the room and re-warmed them which isn't the best way to evaluate food but they were still very tasty. While waiting for our order we saw the other food which looked and smelled delicious. Worth a try.

Visited January 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Welcoming atmosphere and excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I only got to the P Street location but went back many times. Staff were so friendly and willingly offered advice to a novice empanada-eater. My favorites were the Chicken Pesto, Smoked eggplant and Popeye (spinach). The Salsa Verde (green) and the Pimento sauce were my personal favorites. Good selection of beers on offer as well but my personal favorite was the Chilmes brew from Argentina. Well done to a stunning team of people who are looking after a great concept.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great cheap, fast food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Wednesday evening 1st August 19:25 From this point on I write as I enjoy. (Thank you Mr Larson)


Like others this review is for the P Street location, it would be nice if Trip Advisor could set up a separate page for such reviews

I'd actually walked past this place, looked in but kept walking as it looked too antiseptic. Got back to my room at Hotel Palmar down the road and hit Trip Advisor for where to go for a quick bite. Reading the reviews it seemed a must do.

The place is busy, they could probably squeeze in a couple more tables, which would make it tight but I can think of lots of other places that would. Also it might stop people leaving because it lookes like there were no tables free. This happened a couple of times while I was waiting. This is a shame, those who left missed a good simple meal at an exceptional price.

They have a really nice touch of embossing the initials of each empanada with a two letter code to say indicate what is as they all look the same.

Not sure what the house white wine was but it was delightful slightly sparkling, very fruity a little sweet, not dry but did a nice little dance on my tongue. One tiny suggestion would be as it is finger food they should deliver paper napkins with the food rather than customers having to get them.

Great value and nothing not to like here, finished this review as I finished the meal.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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