Empanada Mama

Empanada Mama

(Now Closed)
Empanada Restaurant$$$$
Hell's Kitchen, New York
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  • Kyulee S.
    Kyulee SeoSeptember 26, 2016
    Saw a roach in the seating area but their empanadas are good... Maybe I will only get them to go now
  • A K.
    A KitAugust 23, 2016
  • Michele P.
    Michele PiccaroMarch 16, 2016
    RIP come back to my belly
  • John A.
    John AntosJanuary 26, 2016
    Later night quick eats.. After a few drinks... Hard to beat!
  • Kenny
    KennyJanuary 25, 2016
    Fire 1/24/15. Hope it opens again soon!
  • Michele P.
    Michele PiccaroJanuary 19, 2016
    24 hours and the empanadas taste even better after a night out
  • Ryan Z.
    Ryan ZhangDecember 31, 2015
    Oxtail soup is blessed
  • J P.
    J PDecember 31, 2015
    Anything on the menu is great. Get there ready to wait for a table.
  • G D.
    G DaniellDecember 28, 2015
    Best Empanada's in the city!!best Empanada's I've ever had in America!located in the center of the city so it's easy to get to,open late!!! So it's a good after spot after a long night of partying
  • Jay P.
    Jay PadiaDecember 26, 2015
    Don't miss the spicy chicken!
    MISSLISADecember 20, 2015
    Chicken & Broccoli Teriyaki Empanada
  • Stela S.
    Stela Shihab-MarineraDecember 18, 2015
    Everything is good! I love the arepas, tostones, la michelada...
  • Olexy S.
    Olexy SadovyDecember 2, 2015
    Amazing empanadas, great service
  • Christopher D.
    Christopher DalyNovember 30, 2015
    Whats good here? What isnt is the answer. This place rules!
  • Andres N.
    Andres NovoaNovember 23, 2015
    The Cuban Empanada is a amazing!!
  • Gal A.
    Gal AmirOctober 22, 2015
    Plantain chips are nice
  • Ed
    EdOctober 9, 2015
    Great spot for a late night bite
  • st
    stSeptember 29, 2015
    green sauce on everything💦
  • Ronnie R.
    Ronnie RothSeptember 14, 2015
    Absolute amazing! You have to try every one!
  • Saif D.
    Saif DiaSeptember 8, 2015
    Use the sauces. The empanadas don't need it, but they are good
  • Krystal Y.
    Krystal YuAugust 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the viagra!!
  • Alice Eunjin
    Alice EunjinAugust 26, 2015
    Delicious empanadas :) order the "Viagra"
  • Guan L.
    Guan LiAugust 25, 2015
    If I'm really hungry, and this place happen to be right in front of me, sure I will eat it again.
  • Kevin C.
    Kevin ChiuAugust 17, 2015
    Best is the Viagra
  • Irene
    IreneAugust 16, 2015
    Their empanadas are delicious and so filling!
  • Dre C.
    Dre CortesAugust 15, 2015
    passion fruit sangria is delicious
  • Jamison J.
    Jamison JonesAugust 6, 2015
    If you are hungry at night, it's a must try
  • Honghui Y.
    Honghui YuAugust 1, 2015
    The Colombian breakfast is delicious but even better with their $4 mimosas!
  • Sophie B.
    Sophie BakalarJuly 24, 2015
    One of the best spots in Hells Kitchen. The watermelon salad is delicious and refreshing on a hot day.
  • jelly
    jellyJuly 4, 2015
    Sangria and empanadas are a great combination!
  • Cameron K.
    Cameron KetchamJune 26, 2015
    Open 24 hours! Great place to go for a late night snack. Check how long the wait is, It's usually faster than you'd think and it's totally worth it! Or just get it to go.
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MuñozJune 13, 2015
    The waiter forgot my order !! And they didn't even realize ! And I have to tell them about it. We had waiting a lot of time just for one breakfast! I was hungry but at the end I didn't eat.
  • Creighton G.
    Creighton GreenMay 23, 2015
    Get the Cuban and Brazil empanadas. If you like Guava, the Guava shake with Milk is super good.
  • Phanessa
    PhanessaMay 12, 2015
    You can't go wrong with any combo of empanadas, make sure you get yuca fries and guac for the table.
  • Heather S.
    Heather ScottApril 18, 2015
    Love them all, but the fig/caramel/cheese dessert empanada is a particular favorite.
  • S I D
    S I DApril 17, 2015
    Spicy chicken empanada is a revelation.
  • Wanda P.
    Wanda PerezApril 9, 2015
    The cheeseburger empanada and the Viagra is to die for!!! So I just tried the arroz con pollo and OMG!!! I am in love with it haha!!!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicApril 6, 2015
    The spicy red sauce is no joke. Perfect on the spicy chicken and shredded chicken empanadas. Guava and mozzarella is killer for dessert.
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 31, 2015
    Shredded beef, pepperoni pizza, and chicken teriyaki trifecta of empanadas
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsMarch 19, 2015
    Really good food. Maybe $1 too expensive each
  • Karina O.
    Karina O.March 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Reggaeton is the best
  • Karina O.
    Karina O.March 16, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    It's always crowded. Just get stuff to go. No point in waiting for a table
  • esther
    estherMarch 15, 2015
  • Devyn S.
    Devyn SanchezMarch 13, 2015
    I love the chorizo and cheesesteak. Plus, suuuuper cheap.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie CesearMarch 10, 2015
    Late night food! Slow to get your food though:
  • Lindsey W.
    Lindsey WalkerMarch 3, 2015
    Spicy chicken emp 💃
  • Josefina B.
    Josefina BlackburnFebruary 28, 2015
  • Nadia I.
    Nadia IssaBellaFebruary 27, 2015
    Every empenada I tried was delicious! I'd recommend order 3 per person and be SURE to get the Guac with plantin chips. Delicious meal for a reasonable price!
  • Valentina M.
    Valentina MonteFebruary 15, 2015
    The Cuban empanada 🐽
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 13, 2015
    Check out the dessert empanadas
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 13, 2015
    3 empanadas a person is a good order size
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesFebruary 13, 2015
    Get a pitcher of the red sangria
  • Denise C.
    Denise CozierFebruary 8, 2015
    The corn flour empanadas with chorizo was my favorite. Loved it way more than the reggaeton! Sangria was pretty good too. I wish they had more corn flour empanadas on the menu
  • Kamsicle
    KamsicleFebruary 7, 2015
    Too greasy, rude service.
  • Telle T.
    Telle ThomasFebruary 7, 2015
    Mmmmmmmm!! The guacamole and plantain chips are to die for!! Get it to go because the restaurant is small and the head waiter is a pushy lil cunt w/no manners
  • Alexis Y.
    Alexis YSYJanuary 18, 2015
    Spicy chicken, guac!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 9, 2015
    Here touts fun, filled wheat flour empanadas, corn wrapped patties, and even a dessert variety with quirky names like Americano for the hot dog and cheese and Reggaeton for the pork, rice, and beans. Read more
  • Arman
    ArmanJanuary 9, 2015
    Empanada with caramel and cheese!!!
  • Bader .
    Bader 😎January 9, 2015
    Those latinos do very tasty empanadas.. my favorite was the fig, cheese and caramel.. kinda weird but tasteful.. if u r an empanadas fans, then this is the place
  • Licelot D.
    Licelot DDecember 29, 2014
    Great empanadas! I got the Hawaiian and it was delicious! Also the dessert empanadas are amazing!
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MeekerDecember 20, 2014
    Spicy chicken empenada. Really really good. Order these.
  • DJRiskeOne
    DJRiskeOneDecember 14, 2014
    Open 24hrs a day !!!
  • Donia
    DoniaDecember 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Late night, post drinks favorite. Viagra (seafood) empanada is where it's at.
  • Tanya T.
    Tanya TestDecember 7, 2014
    Plantain chips and guacamole are a win.
  • Dina R.
    Dina RughaniDecember 2, 2014
    Spicy chicken, maduros, an yuca fries.
  • Aquia F.
    Aquia FranciscoNovember 7, 2014
    Amazing! Try the spicy chicken and the Philly cheesesteak. White sangria is a hit too!
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AlmogNovember 7, 2014
    I've been here a million times now. Always crowded, always worth the wait. Always worth trying something new. They always make me happy.
  • Paul T.
    Paul T.November 6, 2014
    I prefer the corn empanadas but everything is great. Restaurant is small but worth the wait.
  • Abdullatif
    AbdullatifNovember 6, 2014
    Cheese empanadas is good. Try to have different kinds. They are all great
  • stew t.
    stew tongNovember 5, 2014
    Brazil. Chili beef corn. Pork Yucca.
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel ArosemenaNovember 4, 2014
    Try the cheeseburger, basil and pizza empanada. They've blown my mind.
  • Josh B.
    Josh BerkowitzOctober 28, 2014
    The empanadas are sizeable, despite their price. 2 is plenty for lunch, especially if you get some yuca fries to share with them.
  • Euni K.
    Euni KOctober 25, 2014
    spicy chicken empanada!!
  • Michael C.
    Michael ClarkeOctober 19, 2014
    I don't know what to say other than prob the best empanadas I have ever had. Very tiny restaurant so be prepared to wait to be seated but well worth it.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistOctober 15, 2014
    Try the filled wheat flour empanadas, corn wrapped patties, or even dessert varieties with quirky names like Americano for the hot dog & cheese and Reggaeton for the pork, rice, and beans. Read more
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriSeptember 22, 2014
    Great place, the guacamole comes with banana chips!!! The Brazil empanada was my favorite 😊
  • Caasi * i.
    Caasi * iblondegeniusSeptember 19, 2014
    Pernil and Brazil!
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WangSeptember 13, 2014
    Spicy chicken and chips with guacamole...done and done
  • Nik W.
    Nik WilliamsonSeptember 6, 2014
    Try the lemonade, it's excellent. The baked beef empanada is my favorite so far.
  • Berna T.
    Berna TSeptember 3, 2014
    Brazil and the spicy chicken are the only good empanadas. Service is just plain bad.
  • Rima R.
    Rima ReyesSeptember 1, 2014
    Every single empanada I had was amazing!!! Cheap food without sacrificing taste.
  • Danielle D.
    Danielle DavisAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Reggaeton empanada blows them all away
  • Jacob C.
    Jacob CassAugust 23, 2014
    Viagra all the way.
  • Anastasia B.
    Anastasia BezverkhaAugust 23, 2014
    Spicy chicken Empanadas!
  • Olivia C.
    Olivia ChangAugust 22, 2014
    Mimosa and empanadas + guacamole banana chips
  • Anthony
    AnthonyAugust 20, 2014
    reggaeton and Brazil are great. Try the gluten free corn based empanadas too
  • Kenny I.
    Kenny ImafidonAugust 14, 2014
    Hands down best empanadas in the tri-state area. My go to's are the pernil and also spicy chicken empanada. The desert empanadas are also on point.
  • Omari A.
    Omari AllenAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pros: Amazing empanadas that are well worth the wait. It's open 24 hrs a day. Con: It's always over-crowded. Recommendations: Spicy chicken, Brasil, Viagra
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 13, 2014
    Come here to try the selection of delicious empanadas. For a contrast, order the Brasil (beef) and Viagra (seafood).
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Go with a best friend and split these bad boys down the middle.
  • €rik - SU2
    €rik - SU2August 11, 2014
    The plantain chips are divine
  • Alan Y.
    Alan YouAugust 10, 2014
    The spicy chicken and Cuban empanadas are delicious. Try the skirt steak if you're in the mood for something more meaty.
  • AmeLia C.
    AmeLia CruzAugust 9, 2014
    Very crowded, but worth the wait.
  • foodforfel
    foodforfelAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Viagra. Yes, it has a funny name but it's the best one on the menu!
  • Ken P.
    Ken Pierre IIAugust 7, 2014
    They should change the name to crack! It's soooo good here! Try EVERYTHING LMAO
  • Piqui B.
    Piqui BerriosAugust 7, 2014
    Odd empanadas are really tasty
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    If you've stumbled in post-witching hour, your best bet here is the signature dish - ranging from Caribbean roast pork to hot dog and cheese to classic chorizo, shredded chicken or broccoli + cheese. Read more
  • Jon S.
    Jon ShecketJuly 31, 2014
    Get the "Viagra" if you love seafood. Fortunately it just a name.
  • Carolina S.
    Carolina SJuly 25, 2014
    Brazil, Viagra, guaca and sangria. You're all set!
  • Vanessa R.
    Vanessa RuedaJune 30, 2014
    their watermelon salad is genius!
  • Joselinne G.
    Joselinne GEJanuary 2, 2016
    Los meseros son lo peor, hay uno de lentes con el cabello güero que es un ratero, nos escondieron unas bolsas de compras!! Thief people bastards!!
  • Alexandre M.
    Alexandre MartineliJanuary 1, 2016
    Parecem pastéis brasileiros!!!!
  • Ozgur T.
    Ozgur TurkmenAugust 9, 2015
  • Cristian V.
    Cristian V.August 7, 2015
    Buena atención. Comida colombiana
  • Priscila C.
    Priscila CaineliJuly 9, 2015
    A arepa de mozzarella e a entradinha de chips de banana são muito boas!
  • chiara
    chiaraFebruary 19, 2015
    Top ! 🙌🙌🙌🙌
  • Ruth P.
    Ruth PoloJanuary 3, 2015
    El lugar está chiquito, los meseros amables y las empanadas muy ricas. El guacamole está mucho más caro que en México pero recuerden son precios de NY. Restaurante colombiano. Ricos jugos de frutas.
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