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Julia's Empanadas

Empanada Restaurant$$$$
Connecticut Avenue - K Street, Washington
  • Fawad G.
    "Try the Saltena!! Ask for "The pair" for dessert."(7 Tips)
    "Get the Chilean empanada!"(3 Tips)
    Jackie W.
    "turkey spring onion...great late night snack"(3 Tips)
    Jose D.
    "Great empanadas, the chorizo empanada is da Bomb!"(3 Tips)
46 Tips and reviews
  • empanadas
  • saltenas
  • good for a late night
  • good for a quick meal
  • good service
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  • Monica C.
    Monica CSeptember 11, 2014
    Wandered in after 12am for a late dinner. Ordered the Salteña empanada (HUGE) and a guava/peach empanada for dessert. Yum! Small place, seating for 3. I was quite entertained by all the chatty drunks.
  • Edison M.
    Edison MannMay 17, 2013
    Always consistently good. I have been enjoying these empanadas for many years and know of none better. The 14th Street location is closed (but remains on their website.)
  • Kasia K.
    Kasia KApril 6, 2016
    a tiny hole-in-the wall place with fresh and tasty empanadas. Perfect for a quick bite. Cash only on orders below $10!
  • AJ
    AJFebruary 11, 2013
    Small place to take and go really good, the chilean style empanadas are really good and the apple empanadas are amazing! Like.
  • Ebrahim B.
    Ebrahim BandookwalaApril 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    My fave is the turkey & spinach , although the saltenas ( with boiled egg ) and jamaican come pretty close :) :)
  • Kayla G.
    Kayla GailOctober 28, 2012
    SO spicy! But delicious when you need something quick and handheld. Line looks long, but moves fast. I prefer chorizo.
  • Joel C.
    Joel ConsolatiApril 4, 2013
    It's stew in a edible pouch. Tasty, convenient, filling, and hits the spot on cold days. Desert ones aren't bad either.
  • Steven A.
    Steven AndrophyFebruary 8, 2015
    Late night or midday, Julia's empanadas always taste fantastic. Get the Jamaican or Chilean.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 10, 2011
    It's not the fanciest of places (and that's an understatement), but the Chilean empanada with chopped beef, spices, egg, and raisins isn't to be missed.
  • Q
    QApril 27, 2010
    Great for a late night snack or to-go lunch. Grab the Chilean or turkey with spring onion and head to the Circle for some people watching.
  • Duncan H.
    Duncan HowsleyAugust 18, 2014
    Really good for an inexpensive quick lunch or a late night snack.
  • Alex O.
    Alex OrrJune 8, 2014
    Great pastry shell but generally mediocre filling. Go with the Jamaican, which is delicious, otherwise, Chilean is okay while turkey and spinach suck.
  • Efe S.
    Efe SevinJune 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled pork empanada is great with the green hot sauce!
  • Katie C.
    Katie CDecember 2, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pear almond sweet empanadas are divine! The staff is very friendly too.
  • Brent B.
    Brent BovenziSeptember 30, 2013
    Great for grab and go. Eat outside in the plaza or dupont
  • Fawad G.
    Fawad GFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Saltena!! Ask for "The pair" for dessert. Franco is the best!!! Awesome service!!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LucasJanuary 25, 2013
    The perfect kind of food to fill your belly after a full night of drinks with friends.
  • Yong K.
    Yong KwonAugust 10, 2014
    No frills. Just empanadas. Chilean was packed with meat and shell had just enough thickness
  • luke r.
    luke reynoldsSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the vegetarian...and remember its ingredients are posted on the whiteboard!
  • Geeta R.
    Geeta RazackNovember 18, 2010
    Geat empanadas! the jamaican empanada is flavored but not spicy. Saltena with spring onions is also pretty good
  • Jose D.
    Jose DiazMarch 17, 2012
    Great empanadas, the chorizo empanada is da Bomb!
  • Amelia F.
    Amelia FriedmanSeptember 2, 2015
    Mini empanadas are also great for parties or potlucks.
  • Amrit S.
    Amrit SharmaOctober 30, 2010
    You must try the chicken ones, but skip the spinach. I go there on all my dc trips.
  • Tony A.
    Tony AponteApril 9, 2013
    They have a vegan empanada! It was fantastic!
  • Jasmine M.
    Jasmine McGillAugust 14, 2013
    the empanadas are fresh, delicious and a great price!
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WrenFebruary 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Luv luv luv the turkey spring onion...great late night snack or quick dinner pre partying:)
  • sam
    samNovember 14, 2014
    I have tasted 2 AM desperation and it is delicious.
  • Chris S.
    Chris StergalasSeptember 3, 2010
    Their daily special: 1 savory empanada, 1 sweet and a large soda $5.50
  • Crysten G.
    Crysten GlaweAugust 31, 2011
    Mmk Saltenas is the best! Chicken, veg, and some serious spice!
  • roberto a.
    roberto adelardiJuly 11, 2013
    Good empanadas but desert empanadas not worth it.
  • NOM NOM Boris
    NOM NOM BorisMarch 20, 2012
    Stop by for some nomnom empanadas. More tips & pics @
  • Sofia M.
    Sofia MJanuary 5, 2013
    Chilean empanadas. Get them!
  • Eric K.
    Eric KovalsDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Jamaican is the tits
    Upvoted May 28
  • Nate
    NateJune 16, 2012
    Get the Chilean empanada! It's awesome
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriestJanuary 22, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Turkey w/ spring onion is great, and try the rice pudding!
  • Tony N.
    Tony NocitoFebruary 12, 2011
    Lots of stupid drunk people to watch at night. Beware the pukers!
  • Christian K.
    Christian KarasiewiczSeptember 25, 2011
    Cash only. ATM inside though!
  • Home Owner Solution Network I.
    affordable & fresh
  • AJ
    AJFebruary 11, 2013
    Salteñas too spicy... Regular
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MJanuary 6, 2012
    Chorizo. Love.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BOctober 20, 2010
    Beware or embrace the late night view
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TownAugust 8, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    best empanadas in town. quick too.
  • Marie L.
    Marie L.May 22, 2011
    Go here when drunk.
  • shaun q.
    shaun quigleyMarch 14, 2010
    Saltenas and a beet salad
  • P
    PSeptember 20, 2010
    the worst Cash Only empanadas you can eat EVEN when your drunk... Avoid the flavorless!
  • Niku A.
    Niku AzamNovember 26, 2009
    go jamacian or go home.
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