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The Empanada Kitchen


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner


$3 - $7
Fast Food, Argentinean
Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so good I had to revisit the Empanada kitchen the next time I was in Queenstown. The chef and owner Mauro is a star producing delicious authentic empanadas using the very best locally sourced ingredients. I will be back again and thoroughly recommend...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 2019pgw
Reviewed June 15, 2019

A great snack to have on the go. Warm little packets of goodness and very easy for little ones to eat.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Orchid_fever
Reviewed June 4, 2019

What a tasty morsel these were! Had a couple of these whilst waiting for the boat ride down by Lake Whakatipu. I was after something hot and quick and these fitted the bill nicely. Cheap tasty and satisfying. Yum,

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank lyreer
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Easy to eat, super tasty and fresh! If you are feeling peckish grab a rather filling empanada. They are delicious!!!!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JoSydAus
Reviewed February 22, 2019

I first went to Queenstown in 2017 and one of my favourite meals was a pork and apple empanada, which I ate, sitting on the grass on the waterfront. I just went back to Queenstown and was so happy to go back for seconds! This...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jennifercaramel
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

This a little pop up food stall. I was in a hurry so I grabbed a couple of Ham and Mozzarella Cheese Empanadas. They were $6 each. They are similar to a pastie shape. Delicious! Lovely flakey pastry but not messy to eat.Yum. They are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kathyrobnz
Reviewed February 5, 2019 via mobile

Without doubt, an excelent option when It comes to fast food; a tasty as well as healthy fast food!! 110% recommendable, just try It! Ps: the sauces are amazing 😁

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Jero M
Reviewed January 8, 2019 via mobile

If you’re in Queenstown and a bit peckish after rafting/jetboating/lugeing/bungy jumping or whatever gets you hungry then you’ve got to try the empanadas at The Empanada Kitchen on the lakefront.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Dhux64
Reviewed December 20, 2018

Amazing value! and always great service! One of the cheapest snacks in town and definitely the most tasty! Different flavors every time I go and it's always hard to chose which one to take! Keep up the good work matey!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GeordieManners
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

A small store; easy to miss and close to the waters, that only sells Empanada. Ask the owner what goes well with which empanada and his eyes will lighyt-up and he will be more than happy to share his suggestions We tried the beef and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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