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Panas Gourmet Empanadas

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2029 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bradenton, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent empanadas at a great price. They are baked, which is nice for the health conscious. Several varieties were offered, so there's something for everyone, including vegetarians. Three is the perfect number to order for a lunch or snack. Each empanadas is stamped with letters, so you know which is which when you pull it from the bag. The salsas... More 

Thank ladydebba01
Florence, South Carolina
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go to Dupont Circle and eat at Panas--you won't be disappointed! Try as many empanadas as you can!!!

Thank Karen S
Palm Desert, California
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love empanadas, and try them whenever I can. So I was very happy to find Panas, and their grilled (not fried) little jewels. I tried four savory and one sweet empanada, and loved them all. The savory were a selection of beef, pork and chicken, with just the right amount of veggies, herb and spices. They were excellent flavor... More 

Thank OhHappyTraveler
Fort Lauderda
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

After reading the reviews we decided to give it a try and since we are not locals we were really trusting those reviews. I got there with high expectations but once inside I realized My expectations were down. I asked the server for 5 different kinds of empanadas from the menu and none of them were available. First disappointment. He... More 

Tarrytown, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Panas was only steps away from my hotel, and I gave it a try for lunch. The empanadas were baked, not greasy at all. The selection of fillings was impressive and inventive. I chose three that worked very well for my tastes, and they gave me a fourth one free. For a beverage, I tried their passionfruit juice drink. Usually... More 

Thank David D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Excellent baked empanadas. Tasty and fresh. Friendly and quick service. Price is right, too! Centrally located in Dupont Circle neighborhood.

Thank Manuel G
Central Florida, Florida
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This place in unassuming and is easy to ignore unless you ask a local where to get good grub. More than a few people we met included Panas on their list of good food to eat in our hotel's area. I'm glad my wife and I took their advice. You buy these savory or sweet pastries in combos or individually.... More 

Thank MD4383
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Small modern place on P street serves some of the tastiest empanadas around. 14 different kinds with 4 choices of dipping sauce. Priced at $2.50 each, this make for a delicious inexpensive meal. About 7 tables inside and some seating outside in front. A really enjoyable place.

Thank Pnemiller
McTown Texas
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We came across Panas while walking in the Dupont Circle area early Sunday afternoon. The fresh and not fried empanadas choices were interesting, with favorites including chicken and goat cheese, mushroom and ham with cheese. The blueberry dessert one was fabulous also. Very small place with limited seating. Perfect lunch spot.

Thank Celestial-Mctown
Sao Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here three times during our two week stay in dc. Really good. They have over 14 different flavours.

Thank andremodesto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Latin, South American, Argentinean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2029 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-223-2964
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?