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The Empanada Kitchen

60 Beech Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 210 279 2109
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“empanadas” (62 reviews)
“pork” (7 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Fast Food, Argentinean, Vegetarian Friendly
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$
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60 Beech Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 103 reviews

Reviewed January 24, 2017

3 nice choices, very good food, very friendly, lovely lady serving - will always have an Empanada here when in townMore

Thank mikeC199HW
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you Mike for taking the time to write a review of The Empanada Kitchen. We're really happy you enjoyed your experience and that you'll be returning. We change our flavours every day so next time you'll have something new to try! We look forward...More

Reviewed January 21, 2017

Gorgeous, fresh and tasty empanadas. Not sure what else I can say except we had to go back for a second round to sample all available flavours. Yum. Open up in Wellington pretty please?More

Thank Emma G
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you Emma for your kind comments and for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy about your feedback and would absolutely love to open a kiosk in Wellington one day :) We change our flavours every day so there's always...More

Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

The food was so tasty! A unique place in the heart of Queenstown right by the waterfront. Great value for money on a delicious snack. Excellent friendly service from a young man named Philip who helped my wife and choose from a wide range of...More

Thank Matthew E
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you Matthew for your review - we appreciate you taking the time! We are so pleased that you had a great experience and enjoyed our empanadas. We change the flavours every day so there's always something new to try :) Best wishes, Rebecca &...More

Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Ever have a moment when you wander past someone eating something in a park and think I want one. Yep, this was me earlier in our Queenstown stay and today we stumbled across the venue that serves these delights. There's three or four versions to...More

Thank SozoSisters
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of The Empanada Kitchen. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our empanadas and hope to see you again! We change our flavours every day and so there's always something new to try...More

Reviewed January 2, 2017

Tasty Empanada from the Remarkable market at Franklin on Saturday morning. Very authentic & great value at $5.00 each.

Thank fozzieb67
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Excellent, excellent empanadas. Try them all. Would be nice if they offered a discount for bulk buys. So glad they do what they do!

Thank wildhobbit
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to give The Empanada Kitchen a positive review. We are so glad you like our empanadas! We change our flavours every day so there's always something new to try :) Best wishes, Rebecca & Mauro

Reviewed November 6, 2016

It is such a small inconspicuous place that it can be easily missed! But the empanadas were awesome! Had a chance to talk to the chef/owner when I chanced upon this gem. He's very knowledgeable about food (he loves Filipino adobo!) and would even explain...More

Thank Romz R
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you so much Romz for taking the time to review our business. We are so pleased that you found us and tried our empanadas and sauces. Mauro makes everything himself and as you know, we always have something different to try at our kiosk....More

Reviewed October 25, 2016

these are really yummy empanadas! good spot too, though opening times were hit and miss. Half the time we went there to get one they weren't open. the sauces are really nice.More

Thank Brooke C
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Brooke. We are so glad you enjoyed our empanadas. With regard to our opening times, we always open at 10am but our closing tends to be between 5pm and 6pm or later in summer. The reason for the varying closing...More

Reviewed October 23, 2016

If you are looking for a cross between English Pasties in a Pub and Central American Empanadeas, visit The Empanada Kitchen. It is located in a small complex that houses public toilets in the main park located along the water front of Lake Wakatipu in...More

Thank Marf13669
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our business. We're so happy you had such a positive experience with us. Mauro makes all our empanadas himself and puts a lot of attention into each flavour. We are working in getting our...More

Reviewed October 17, 2016

Loved this little place by the water. The empanadas are very fresh and delicious. Also they have hot sauca and chimichurri which is actually delicious! my only let down is they did not have the sweatshirt in a small size. So dissapointing :( would highly...More

Thank Marisol C
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you Marisol for taking the time to write such a lovely review of us. We're very proud of our sauces and empanadas which we make ourselves here in Queenstown. I'm sorry that we did not have the right size of sweatshirt for you -...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$3 - $14
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Beech Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 210 279 2109
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Description
Of Spanish origin, empanadas are pastries stuffed with many delicious fillings. At The Empanada Kitchen we take pride in using premium quality and locally-sourced products whenever possible. We focus on Spanish, Italian and South American-inspired flavour combinations, relying on a wealth of experience and family recipes.

Try our own delicious sauces made to compliment the empanada flavours.