ISO Empanadas in OC (Irvine)
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.