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“Superb Empanadas!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Venga Empanadas

Venga Empanadas
443 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94103
415-552-5895
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Ranked #1,673 of 4,973 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Argentinean, Latin
Description: Our empanadas are made by hand, baked not fried, with plenty of flavors for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike to choose from. We also offer a wide selection of grab-and-go salads, soups and desserts, all made fresh daily. And don't miss our alfajores and medialunas, traditional Argentine treats, made in-house! Enjoy with a glass of beer, wine or sangria.
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Description: Our empanadas are made by hand, baked not fried, with plenty of flavors for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike to choose from. We also offer a wide selection of grab-and-go salads, soups and desserts, all made fresh daily. And don't miss our alfajores and medialunas, traditional Argentine treats, made in-house! Enjoy with a glass of beer, wine or sangria.
Dallas, TX
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“Superb Empanadas!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The empanadas here are so good, there is really no comparison. With the soft, flaky baked dough being a great start to the fresh, quality, variety of fillings, this is a great place to stop for tasty treats!
We tried the Argentine beef, fresh spinach, sweet corn and five pepper manchego cheese. All were outstanding. Maybe the five pepper manchego had a slight edge with the incredible vibrant flavors involved.
To top it all off, the chimichurri sauce is so good it's a Spanish equivalent to a great pesto from Genoa.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Great food not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I went to Venga on an Aviital Mission food tour and tried 3 kinds of empanadas with 3 different sauces. Wow baked not fried and so good! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“So, so good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We stopped at Venga as part of a food tour. Manuel came out to meet the group, and he gave us a quick demo of how to make empanadas. He served three varieties to our group - Argentinian beef, chicken and a pepper/cheese - which were all delicious, especially when dipped into the house-made chimichurri and chipotle sauces. Worth a visit!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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