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ShaneG Nov 8, 2005 12:22 AM

Does anyone know of a good mercado or restaurant that serves authentic Argentinian empanadas?

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    Robert Lauriston Nov 8, 2005 10:42 AM

    Villa del Sol in South SF.

    1. Gary Soup Feb 14, 2007 06:37 PM

      Can't say I've tried them, but El Raigon (North Beach) serves empanadas.

      http://www.elraigon.com/

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        pwu_88 Feb 15, 2007 05:07 AM

        I like El Zocolo - only been to the one in S. San Francisco, but there is also one in the Outer Mission...

        1. Carrie 218 Feb 15, 2007 08:02 AM

          I appreciate this thread -- I just got back from Argentina and am still craving those amazing empanadas!

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            OldTimer Feb 15, 2007 08:07 AM

            Boca in Novato serves Argentine cuisine, and empanadas are a specialty. I had them once and found them mediocre. Dry tastless bread around dry tastless meat.

            1. Squeat Mungry Feb 15, 2007 11:13 AM

              I don't know the difference between Peruvian and Argentinian empanadas, but I really like the ones they serve at Destino:

              http://www.destinosf.com/

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                Carrie 218 Feb 15, 2007 07:26 PM

                Thanks, Squeat! I'll try Destino's and see how they compared to my recent Argentine experience... I used to also be a quite a fan of "Empanadas Place" in Southern California who served an interesting green condiment I never could quite figure out; more than just spinach and garlic - but I never found a version of it in the country.

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