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

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    Robert Lauriston

    Villa del Sol in South SF.

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


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

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

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


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              1. re: Squeat Mungry

                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.