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“If you like Empanadas, don't miss this place.”
Review of Empanada Mama - CLOSED

Empanada Mama
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Colombian, Latin, South American
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: Midtown
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Try the rigatone empanada--tasty. Busy place, great service. Food come pretty quick so a good place to eat if you are on the run.

Thank 3ofustravelling
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We found this pleasant yet tiny restaurant in Hells Kitchen area and were very happy with our stop. The empanadas are wonderful and they make many many many varieties to order. They are smaller and are about $4 each. My teenage boys ate about 4 each so it was a bit pricey for kids who eat a boatload but the QUALITY and SERVICE was unmatched. The plantains with guac were ah-mazing..I could have just eaten a bowl of those for lunch! They offer plate specials
That were $13 each as well as many other Latin dishes. Very gracious service, pleasant help, bright cheerful atmosphere and cold a/c on a hot NY July day! I would go back again..everyone enjoyed it !

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Thank acebaby
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The food smelled great and I liked the menu. I will never know whether it was any good. We arrived during lunch and the hostess asked if we would sit on the barstools against the wall. We said OK and sat. The stools were small, wobbly and uncomfortable and faced a tiny, narrow ledge. Ours were where the door interfered. Before our waitress had ever spoken to us (5-10 minutes in) a table opened. We got the attention of the hostess and asked if we could sit at the table. She said that she had promised it to a couple of women who were already at the ledge ahead of us. We asked if we could move away from the door, or wait for a table. She said they were busy. It was lunch. You have to stay where you are seated and she let the other people move because they come there often. We said we should probably go somewhere else. She grabbed our menus and walked away. Wow. Just wow.

1  Thank florala
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Always worth the wait. Food is excellent, service is good, so many yummy choices. Seem to be a lot of locals, which is a good thing.

Thank pcsanity
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

We had 4 different empanadas as take away lunch yesterday and they were amazing. A really great, cheap lunch or snack ( $3 each). We also got two tasty sauces with them.
The place is quite small and it was packed when we were there mid afternoon,
I just wish they had one in holland!
Definitely worth a visit! It's not far from Rockefeller centre so we combined it with the top of the Rock view.

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Thank mrsdutchburger
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