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Best Empenadas??

jamielauren Aug 14, 2006 03:04 PM

NYC, where are they??

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    Peter Cherches Aug 14, 2006 03:38 PM

    For Argentine baked empanadas I've always been a fan of Ruben's, a venerable NY institution, now with several locations.

    I believe Mexican, Venezuelan & Colombian empanadas are all fried. I've had good fried ones at Empanada Mama, Caracas Arepa Bar, Flor's Kitchen & Bogota Latin Bistro (PArk Slope).


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    1. re: Peter Cherches
      wleatherette Aug 14, 2006 08:11 PM

      i'd avoid the ruben's on first ave in the east village, though. dry and tasteless and all-around disappointing.

      1. re: Peter Cherches
        Nick F. Aug 16, 2006 03:36 PM

        Ruben's, sans doubt. For best food quality, check out their location over on Broome a hair away from the Holland Tunnel.

      2. Nosher Aug 14, 2006 05:39 PM

        Pomaire (46th and 9th Avenue) has good Chilean empanadas. But look out-- they're massive. There's a photo of one in our review of the place, if you want to see what I'm talking about. Great fillings though.


        NYCnosh: http://nycnosh.com

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          melocoton Aug 14, 2006 06:42 PM

          Sunnyside, Queens is good for friend Colombian-style empanadas. I like Mama's, 42-18 Greenpoint Ave.

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            cma212 Aug 14, 2006 07:29 PM

            empanada mama on 9th ave is great

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