Julia's Empanadas

Empanada Restaurant and Latin American Restaurant
1221 Connecticut Ave NW (at 18th St. NW), Washington, D.C. 20036, United States
Hours:
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 AM
  • Thu–Sat
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.6/10

Based on 81 votes

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  • empanadas
  • saltenas
  • late night snacks
  • chorizo
  • desserts
  • good for a quick meal
  • turkey
  • rice pudding
  • great value
  • green hot sauce
  • daily specials
  • good service
  • vegan food
  • beet salad
  • scenic views
  • spinach
  • people watching
  • pulled pork
  • pastries
  • chicken
  • Steven A.

    Late night or midday, Julia's empanadas always taste fantastic. Get the Jamaican or Chilean.

    Steven Androphy · February 8
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  • Sam

    I have tasted 2 AM desperation and it is delicious.

    Sam · November 14, 2014
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  • Monica C.

    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.

    Monica C · September 11, 2014
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  • Duncan H.

    Really good for an inexpensive quick lunch or a late night snack.

    Duncan Howsley · August 18, 2014
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  • Yong K.

    No frills. Just empanadas. Chilean was packed with meat and shell had just enough thickness

    Yong Kwon · August 10, 2014
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  • Alex O.

    Great pastry shell but generally mediocre filling. Go with the Jamaican, which is delicious, otherwise, Chilean is okay while turkey and spinach suck.

    Alex Orr · June 8, 2014
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  • Brent B.

    Great for grab and go. Eat outside in the plaza or dupont

    Brent Bovenzi · September 30, 2013
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  • Jasmine M.

    the empanadas are fresh, delicious and a great price!

    Jasmine McGill · August 14, 2013
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  • roberto a.

    Good empanadas but desert empanadas not worth it.

    roberto adelardi · July 11, 2013
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  • Edison M.

    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.)

    Edison Mann · May 17, 2013
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  • Tony A.

    They have a vegan empanada! It was fantastic!

    Tony Aponte · April 9, 2013
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  • Ebrahim B.

    My fave is the turkey & spinach , although the saltenas ( with boiled egg ) and jamaican come pretty close :) :)

    Ebrahim Bandookwala · April 7, 2013
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  • Joel C.

    It's stew in a edible pouch. Tasty, convenient, filling, and hits the spot on cold days. Desert ones aren't bad either.

    Joel Consolati · April 4, 2013
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  • AJ

    Salteñas too spicy... Regular

    AJ · February 11, 2013
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  • AJ

    Small place to take and go really good, the chilean style empanadas are really good and the apple empanadas are amazing! Like.

    AJ · February 11, 2013
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  • Home Owner Solution Network I.

    affordable & fresh

    Home Owner Solution Network Inc · February 10, 2013
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  • Michael L.

    The perfect kind of food to fill your belly after a full night of drinks with friends.

    Michael Lucas · January 25, 2013
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  • Sofia M.

    Chilean empanadas. Get them!

    Sofia M · January 5, 2013
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  • Kayla G.

    SO spicy! But delicious when you need something quick and handheld. Line looks long, but moves fast. I prefer chorizo.

    Kayla Gail · October 28, 2012
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  • Nate

    Get the Chilean empanada! It's awesome

    Nate · June 16, 2012
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  • Efe S.

    Pulled pork empanada is great with the green hot sauce!

    Efe Sevin · June 15, 2012
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  • NOM NOM Boris

    Stop by for some nomnom empanadas. More tips & pics @ nomnomboris.com

    NOM NOM Boris · March 20, 2012
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  • Jose D.

    Great empanadas, the chorizo empanada is da Bomb!

    Jose Diaz · March 17, 2012
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  • Kelly M.

    Chorizo. Love.

    Kelly M · January 6, 2012
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  • Eric K.

    The Jamaican is the tits

    Eric Kovals · December 3, 2011
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  • Katie C.

    The pear almond sweet empanadas are divine! The staff is very friendly too.

    Katie C · December 2, 2011
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  • Christian K.

    Cash only. ATM inside though!

    Christian Karasiewicz · September 25, 2011
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  • luke r.

    Try the vegetarian...and remember its ingredients are posted on the whiteboard!

    luke reynolds · September 10, 2011
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  • Crysten G.

    Mmk Saltenas is the best! Chicken, veg, and some serious spice!

    Crysten Glawe · August 31, 2011
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  • The Feast

    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.

    The Feast · June 10, 2011
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  • Marie L.

    Go here when drunk.

    Marie L. · May 22, 2011
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  • Jackie W.

    Luv luv luv the turkey spring onion...great late night snack or quick dinner pre partying:)

    Jackie Wren · February 20, 2011
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  • Fawad G.

    Try the Saltena!! Ask for "The pair" for dessert. Franco is the best!!! Awesome service!!

    Fawad G · February 18, 2011
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  • Tony N.

    Lots of stupid drunk people to watch at night. Beware the pukers!

    Tony Nocito · February 12, 2011
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  • Geeta R.

    Geat empanadas! the jamaican empanada is flavored but not spicy. Saltena with spring onions is also pretty good

    Geeta Razack · November 18, 2010
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  • Amrit S.

    You must try the chicken ones, but skip the spinach. I go there on all my dc trips.

    Amrit Sharma · October 30, 2010
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  • Mark B.

    Beware or embrace the late night view

    Mark B · October 20, 2010
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  • P

    the worst Cash Only empanadas you can eat EVEN when your drunk... Avoid the flavorless!

    P · September 20, 2010
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  • Chris S.

    Their daily special: 1 savory empanada, 1 sweet and a large soda $5.50

    Chris Stergalas · September 3, 2010
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  • Metromix

    By far our favorite late-night snack - affordable & fresh. They'll even give you a new one if you umm, trip & drop it like us. Read more

    Metromix · June 21, 2010
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  • Q

    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.

    Q · April 27, 2010
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  • shaun q.

    Saltenas and a beet salad

    shaun quigley · March 14, 2010
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  • Alex P.

    Turkey w/ spring onion is great, and try the rice pudding!

    Alex Priest · January 22, 2010
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  • Niku A.

    go jamacian or go home.

    Niku Azam · November 26, 2009
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  • Christopher T.

    best empanadas in town. quick too.

    Christopher Town · August 8, 2009
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