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Argentine style empanadas for a party

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pink dress Aug 26, 2008 09:12 AM

I need to serve like 50 or more empanadas at my party this weekend. I would make them, but I won't have enough time. I'm trying to find a reasonably priced place that could cater them. My first choice would be Orinoco, but they're $2.50 each - no pro rates for larger quantities. I might end up going getting them from La Mamma in Allston, but they don't give me large quantity pro rate, they're still $1.50 each. Any suggestions?

  1. opinionatedchef Aug 26, 2008 09:58 PM

    Tango's beef emps are the most bang for your buck. much heftier than capone's(I just bought my first at capone's today); the $1.75 @ Tango emps have AT LEAST 4x more filling . you can call ahead and place order and they'll have them for you in big aluminum tray w/ lid. i order them all the time, freeze them and then toaster oven for crispy lunch treats! Best deal imaginable. only minus for me is that they have no cumin or spices, so I eat them sprinkled with a chipotle sauce.they contain beef, onion, sweet red pepper, hard boiled egg, olives, raisins, and are deep fried.
    Tango also has chicken emps but I don't care for them.

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      mem53 Aug 26, 2008 10:02 AM

      Tango in Arlington has good empanadas. I've only had the beef, but they were quite good- I don't believe they include raisins in their version, but they have the green olives, ground beef, onion, etc that you would expect. I cannot speak to their prices, but it's worth a phone call.

      1. Allstonian Aug 26, 2008 09:28 AM

        This just came up on another thread - Capone's in Somerville & Cambridge have frozen empanadas. You would still have to bake them up, but they're all prepared. 6 for $8, and they do seem to offer a discount for larger orders.

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        Capone Foods
        14 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143

        Capone Foods
        2285 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

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          pink dress Aug 26, 2008 12:42 PM

          Thanks Allstonian. I've shopped at Capone's only for pasta - I'll definitely go there for my empanadas now!

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