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“Excellent empanadas” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Empanada Mama

Empanada Mama
763 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019 (Midtown)
(212) 698-9008
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Ranked #230 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Latin, South American, Colombian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Midtown
Houston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent empanadas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We went on a weekday evening and got seated within 5 minutes. The place is a bit cramped, but the empanadas are all amazing! We tried 6-7 amongst the 3 of us, and there wasn't a single one I wouldn't try again. And the apple cider drink with a shot of whisky was incredible! I highly recommend this place for anyone staying in Midtown Manhattan.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Provincetown, MA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Agree with previous reviewer- best and cheapest meal while visiting NYC. Food is terrific, lots of variety, good, friendly service. All empanadas were delicious as was the arroz con pollo. Despite being busy, they don't rush you. Small so get there early if time is an issue.

Visited December 2013
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Düren
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Must Eat place in NYC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

I am visiting NYC couple of times a year. This place has become one of my favourite places in the city. Great food and tasty! nice fresh juices. Arroz con Pollo and Arrepas are my favourite there. great staff

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coppell, Tx
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50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Holy Guacamole!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Our best (and cheapest) meal during our stay in NYC. As other reviewers mentioned, it is a small restaurant, but, that is the norm in NYC. There was a long wait for a table, but, our party of 3 was immediately seated at the bar. We felt the sacrifice of personal space was well worth it. We had a variety of empanadas-Brasil, Reggaeton, Spicy Chicken, Cheese- and all were excellent. The plantain chips with guacamole were awesome (and could be addictive)! We ordered 2 sides of rice, but, the portions were so large 1 would have sufficed. This will be at the top of our dining list whenever we return to NYC.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic empanadas. Good price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The concierge at my hotel recommended this place - said she and the other concierges ordered take-out from here very often. And I see why they do -- fantastic selection, very good empanadas, good price, and they deliver!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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