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Apr 19, 2009 06:37 AM

Empanada/Tamale lady in Carroll Gardens??

So I was on Smith yesterday and noticed a woman selling empanadas, tamales, etc on a propped up table on Degraw street (right across from Provence et Boille). Is this old news? Has anyone tried her goods yet? The area is clearly lacking in proper Mexican, and lord knows I have nothing against buying a meal off the street, so I'd be interested in knowing a little more about this (hours, prices, quality, etc).

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  1. are you sure that wasn't sackett, not degraw?

    a lady sets up on sackett most weekends selling empanadas and other dominican (I think) specialties. My kids are addicted to her empanadas (it's an easy addiction since we live nearby) which are a greasy, guilty pleasure. never had any of her other stuff but it all looks good. she's v nice.

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    1. re: missmasala

      looks like i know what i'm having for lunch on saturday.

      1. Well according to her website, her hours vary according to her sales, check twitter for updates on her whereabouts.

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          1. re: pupburger

            she has a twitter page? that's phenomenal.

            1. Went yesterday. I got a beef empanada when it was fresh out of the fryer and it was delicious.

              1. just want to bring this back to the attention of everyone, she is not getting the love she deserves on this board.

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                  1. re: MShapiro

                    On Sackett St. just east of Smith (between Smith and Hoyt). I think she's only there on the weekends

                    1. re: demigodh

                      We give her a lot of love (and money) every weekend. I feel like every year she sells more and more things.

                      If you're in the neighborhood, it's def worth stopping by. She kind of reminds me of the ballfields in the early days. If you're hankering for that kind of thing (tho it's not mexican) and you're not going to make it down to red hook, she's a good place to go.