Mama's Empanadas

Empanada Restaurant$$$$
Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights
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  • Ms. J.
    "The pizza & the Mac n cheese empanadas are my favorite"(4 Tips)
    Lyss
    "Love the corn empanadas the best, esp.the beef ones."(3 Tips)
    Mark C.
    "The Hawaiiana empanada is heavenly."(3 Tips)
    marilyn s.
    "macaroni + cheesehawaiiana my bff's love the biagra and cubano"(2 Tips)
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  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 9, 2015
    This chain offers a lot of variety such as corn flour shells and the usual flour ones, as well as unusual fillings like mac and cheese, carne with potatoes, chicken, and pizza. Read more
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaJune 18, 2013
    new smores empanada is amazing! The perfect blend of chocolate and melted marshmallows mixed with graham crackers! It's one of those most expensive empanadas on the menu, but totally worth the $1.75!
  • Bill M.
    Bill MurphySeptember 22, 2011
    Amazing Empanadas, only like 50 kinds though, have fun picking! More importantly pick your sauce! Salsa Verde/Rojo/Rosada? A little pink and a lot of green pica for me please! Get Hawaiiana as dessert
  • Chelsea
    ChelseaJuly 26, 2012
    Sometimes they take too long but the empanadas are delicious. Make sure to get with red/green hot sauce, and try the Empanda de Maduro y Queso, basically Plantains & Cheese (w/ powdered sugar on top)!
  • Real Cheap Eats
    Real Cheap EatsNovember 27, 2011
    Try the Mac and Cheese Empanada ($1.25). "Elbow pasta is mixed with a cheesy sauce that, depending on who you are, will channel either your inner child or inner stoner." Read more
  • Immi G.
    Immi GagaApril 12, 2011
    The chicken parmigiana wheat flour empanadas are so good! The corn flour ones are crunchier than the wheat ones. The green sauce is slightly spicy and delicious.
  • Jorge D.
    Jorge Del Carpio Jr.December 25, 2014
    I love it...when im not overweight tho. Otherwise, this is the (guilty) spot. Too many flavors, feels like some wheel of fortune shit but always fun to find a new fav flav...just like women lol
  • Chris C.
    Chris CloudOctober 18, 2011
    If you can't find any parking nearby, park across the street at the Rite-Aid parking lot. Go in for a few minutes and then leave to pick up your order when it's ready.
  • Racky R.
    Racky RossNovember 1, 2014
    Try the cheeseburger, cheese (made with corn), chicken and spicy meat. Also try the muzzarepa. Cheap and tasty.
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CaldecuttNovember 25, 2015
    It's a local chain (I saw another on Roosevelt Avenue), but it's great. I wish I was hungry enough for more than just two.
  • Lyss
    LyssOctober 8, 2012
    Love the corn empanadas the best, esp.the beef ones. Fiance prefers the wheat ones. They are ALL delish
  • Carlos R.
    Carlos RussoSeptember 5, 2014
    You can get their empanadas baked if you like. A great option if you're trying to eat healthier/better.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMay 2, 2015
    Get the fig empanada for dessert! Love all of their empanadas tho! 😍
  • Frankie S.
    Frankie SacchettiOctober 3, 2010
    theres one worker there that wont give you more than 6 sauces so just be aware. otherwise this place is amazing
  • marilyn s.
    marilyn sashaNovember 8, 2011
    classic empanada de carne de maiz. macaroni + cheesehawaiiana my bff's love the biagra and cubano
  • Ms. J.
    Ms. JJuly 11, 2012
    The pizza & the Mac n cheese empanadas are my favorite
  • Christina R.
    Christina RapestoFebruary 12, 2012
    Cheese n beef r yum but so is the Hawaiian n the peanut butter chocolate one:)
  • Sunny 🌞
    Sunny 🌞March 18, 2015
    If awesome came in a pocket sized form, this is it.
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AlmonteFebruary 8, 2013
    The Pernil, guava, and plantain empanadas r good next day
  • Carlos A.
    Carlos AlmonteDecember 18, 2012
    Pernil is pure meat. Excellent with some green and red sauce
  • Ian R.
    Ian RambertSeptember 2, 2010
    The caramel and cheese empandas are the greatest creation known to man.
  • Daria
    DariaOctober 8, 2010
    They're all great, but my faves are: hawaiiana, beef, & guava.
  • Jason B.
    Jason BrownJuly 12, 2015
    Gotta try the mac & cheese empanada it is crazy good.
  • Erika M.
    All of their empanadas. Such great variety!
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SegarraSeptember 23, 2013
    They name and ingredient the empanadas
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SegarraSeptember 23, 2013
    It is a meal wrapped in corn OmG this is awesome
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel S.May 5, 2012
    Pernil, biagra, and Cuban sandwhich are my favorite : )
  • Adrienne D.
    Adrienne De LeonJuly 13, 2013
    Beef corn empanadas tasted better and the traditional one
  • Mark C.
    Mark CáceresMarch 7, 2010
    The Hawaiiana empanada is heavenly. (pineapple, ham + cheese.)
  • fred
    fredOctober 19, 2011
    Love their corn Empanada's- veggie!! So good!
  • Leo S.
    Leo StylishApril 19, 2011
    Im having Salchipapas! reminds me of when my father used to sell salchipapas in Medellin LOL
  • Viviana E.
    Viviana EApril 22, 2011
    They have the best soups here! Whatever the day's special is. It's good.
  • Heidi C.
    Heidi CaroSeptember 4, 2010
    love this place! good cheap eats and its 24 hours!
  • Dennis L.
    Dennis LowrySeptember 19, 2012
    Try the Guava and Cheese Empanada
  • janice r.
    janice rivera-hallJuly 18, 2010
    Empanadas are really yummy that we trek out from:-) Brooklyn!
  • Jay B.
    Jay BhuiyanSeptember 4, 2015
    Could never go wrong with beef & potato empanadas
  • Lu
    LuOctober 2, 2013
    Their new location is 8417 Northern Blvd this location is closed.
  • Sophia P.
    Sophia PxoxoJanuary 11, 2012
    Try the green sauce, it's hot, hot, hot.
  • Suri B.
    Suri BarnesMarch 24, 2012
    Parking sucks but the cheeseburger empananda makes up for it.
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HidalgoJanuary 7, 2012
    Try the spianch and cheese, yum!!
  • Christina R.
    Wheat empanadas are amazing!
  • Rick M.
    Rick MasonFebruary 5, 2011
    Highly recommend the Chicken Parm empanadas
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BruceMay 31, 2011
    The only mama's that doesn't charge you tax! Yeahhhhhhhhhhh buddy
  • Jonathan
    JonathanApril 19, 2010
    The wheat empanadas - mouth party.
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LantiguaMay 1, 2015
    Everything is poppin
  • Jean P.
    Jean PierreSeptember 9, 2011
    Hawaiian empanadas ... Official
  • Paul R.
    Paul RodriguezJanuary 26, 2013
    Goddamn, these are good fucking empanadas. Holy shit.
  • TalkOfNewYork
    TalkOfNewYorkFebruary 9, 2012
    the ppl that work here r slower as hell
  • Amanda T.
    Amanda TheilerFebruary 27, 2015
    empanadas $1-2
  • Jo L.
    Jo LJuly 27, 2011
    Maduro y Queso Empanada
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