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“unique little restaurant, good food”
Review of Empa Mundo

Empa Mundo
Ranked #11 of 579 Restaurants in Irving
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: South American
Description: Empa Mundo is happy to bring Gourmet Argentinean empanadas to the metroplex! Come visit us for pleasant service and a delicious meal!! It's a super casual mom and pop spot, and we're BYOB, so bring a bottle or 6 pack with you if you'd like. See you soon!!
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Description: Empa Mundo is happy to bring Gourmet Argentinean empanadas to the metroplex! Come visit us for pleasant service and a delicious meal!! It's a super casual mom and pop spot, and we're BYOB, so bring a bottle or 6 pack with you if you'd like. See you soon!!
Simpsonville, Kentucky
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“unique little restaurant, good food”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

It doesn't look like much from the outside in the strip mall. The menu is pretty limited. They make empanadas and that is it. They do it well. They have meat ones, veggie ones, even a dessert one. They fry them to order so they come out hot and crispy. The two ladies working that day for lunch were very firendly and explained what some of the ingredients were for us, because we were pretty unfamiliar with argentinian empanadas. I will definitely go back to empa mundo the next time I am in Irving for business.

  • Visited October 2013
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Flower Mound, Texas
1 review
“Great food and very friendly”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

I ordered the chicken and cream cheese and guava empanadas. They are so good, made fresh by them and fried on the spot. Owner is very friendly and nice. Will go back for more.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Ina V
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Sullivan, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Empanadas!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Small space in a strip mall with seating for about 20. Friendly staff. You mark your order on a menu, get your own drink and they bring your food to you. They are individually wrapped in a plastic sleeve and labeled. A small plastic container came with my order which she said was chimmichurri. My husband tasted it and immediately thought Italian dressing. This was our first experience with empanadas so I don't have anything to compare them with. They were flavorful, fresh and hot.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank AlysaS945
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Texas, USA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“also don't understand the high ratings for this place”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

mediocre empanadas, very dirty floors (not usually something i notice), and a very unwelcoming environment. since this is supposed to be a "hole-in-the-wall" type place, i'll focus on the food rather than the decor. The fillings for the empanadas (i tried 4 different ones) was just bland. the chicken and brisket tasted essentially the same. the pumpkin tasted like canned pumpkin pie filling. the empanadas themselves are brought to the table inside plastic bags, meaning if you don't take them out immediately the crust starts to get soggy. and the crusts themselves were just an oil laden mess.

i'll give it to them for trying to have a variety, but it was overall an unpleasant experience. will not be going back.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Zack H
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Madrid, Spain
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great Empanadas, charming service”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We ordered a wide variety of empanadas on the phone and picked them up 10 minutes later. The owner is Argentine and his wife is Indonesian, a very charming woman. The empanadas were excellent. I especially liked the chorizo, the criolla and brisket varieties.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank jenshoken
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