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ISO Empanadas in OC (Irvine)

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khuezee Mar 21, 2006 08:50 PM

Alright, whos got the goods??? Anywhere in OC is fine actually, but prefer south..

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    emily Mar 22, 2006 10:21 AM

    Carpi's Restaurant
    320 E Katella Ave # H, Orange, CA 92867
    Phone: (714) 639-3551

    This used to be an Italian/Argentinian restaurant for years, owned by a couple from Argentina. The Argentine mother of one of my high school friends used to get her empanadas here. Now a Mexican place (can't remember the new name, phone/address is the same), but the last time I was there, the empanadas were still wonderful. Hope they remain that way.

    Ham & cheese and beef are available. I call and order in advance. Wonderful, bubbly crust that's perfectly fried (not greasy). Make sure to eat the ham & cheese while still warm.

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      JB Mar 21, 2006 09:07 PM

      I've never been but, here you go. Please report back if you take the plunge.

      Link: http://www.empanadaman.com/

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        Jeff Mar 24, 2006 05:26 PM

        I've been here three times and keep ordering different flavors and I'm never disappointed. I highly recommend it. I like the ground beef, chicken, pork and steak. The mushroom and ricotta are also quite good. It's not to far from you so I'd give it a try.

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