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fantastic empanadas.. Jackson hts.

jason carey Nov 11, 2006 03:20 PM

Just want to alert empanada lovers to a place with fabulous ones..
El Chivito D'oro 3.
84-02 37th ave Jackson hts.

The Meat and the spinach.. truly fab..

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    majorette Jan 29, 2009 03:35 PM

    Try the empanadas at La Nueva Bakery, located at 86-10 37th Avenue b/w 86th and 87th. The chicken and the spinach are my favorites. The ground beef are good, too. Those three flavors are baked. They also have fried empanadas in other flavors, but I haven't tried those yet. I also like their breaded chicken cutlet sandwiches (sometimes a bit on the dry side) and their multi-layer club sandwiches called olimpicos.

    Nice bakery items, too. When the pan de bono, churros and bunuelos are fresh out of the oven, they're wonderful. And decent cafe con leche, although I have a friend who thinks it's too weak. She prefers their capuccino.

    I found some photos here:


    1. E Eto Nov 12, 2006 11:35 PM

      It's been a while since I've been to Chivito d'Oro, but I've always found those empanadas good, but pretty standard. How do these compare with Cantina de Don Chicho in Corona, which have been mentioned in the past as arguably the best Argentine empanadas in the area?

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      1. re: E Eto
        big empanada Jan 28, 2009 05:57 PM

        the skirt steak at el chivito is very good and a good value order ensalada rusa with it and you a have a very satisfying meal.

        1. re: big empanada
          david sprague Jan 28, 2009 06:47 PM


          been a while since i visited. wondering what other local places you find very good...you know, to get a feel for the esthetic.

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        MKS Nov 12, 2006 06:52 PM

        Had dinner at El Chivito last week and started with the spinach, ground beef and chicken empanadas. The chicken was our least favorite a bit dry. They are a nice size and the pastry is baked and flavorful. Went back around 10pm to bring some home and they only had three left. We were big fans of Empanadas del Parque but by comparison they are smaller and deep fried not a bad thing but El Chivito won us over.

        1. Brian S Nov 11, 2006 03:28 PM

          Is this place Uruguayan? That's what someone posted on another board yesterday. Chivito is the name of a delicious Uruguayan sandwich.


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