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On National Empanada Day, Visit These Delicious NYC Restaurants

April 7, 2021

Stuffed with spicy chicken, savory beef or tasty cheese, no one can resist an empanada – especially on National Empanada Day on April 8. These popular pockets of dough come in endless varieties, but they’re always satisfying.

Near our Octagon apartments, we have lots of restaurants specializing in empanadas that you can either enjoy for takeout or delivery at home or pop in your mouth right at the eatery. Check out these spots nearby on National Empanada Day for a delicious lunch or dinner!

Empanada Mama, located at 765 9th Ave, New York which is 20 minutes from your Octagon apartment, is a 24/7 restaurant serving empanadas and arepas top a menu of Latin goodies like plantain chips and guacamole.

Socrates Nanas, who founded Empanada Mama, had a fool proof plan to feed the masses: big flavors in small packages! The menu of more than 40 empanadas stuffed and sealed with wheat- or corn-based shells is designed to hit a nostalgic nerve. Whatever flavors you like, you can expect them here, wrapped in a warm, yielding pocket.

Libertador, located at 1725 2nd Ave, New York which is 16 minutes from your Octagon apartment, is an Argentinean steakhouse serving grilled beef, empanadas and other standards in a casual, contemporary space.

Libertador, the vision of Pablo and Xiomara Castro, beautifully showcases the flavors of Argentina and rustic Gaucho culture. For 15 years it has known nothing but success as a provider of the best USDA prime cuts, cooked to savory perfection, as well as casual classics such as empanadas. Its warm ambience, impressive wine list and outstanding food have made it a staple of the city.

Empanada Mama

765 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

(212) 698-9008


1725 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

(212) 348-6222

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