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Maria Empanada

#120 of 2,428 Restaurants in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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1298 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210-1504
+1 303-934-2221
07:30 - 20:30
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Sun 09:00 - 05:00
Mon - Sat 07:30 - 20:30
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Farmville, Virginia
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248 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoy the empanadas very much at Maria Empanadas. Having traveled all over Argentina, these are quite authentic and very good. Their location on S.Broadway is charming, and the restaurant is quite popular. The only suggestion I have is for friendlier service at the counter.

Thank furnmtz
Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small portions but filling food. The desserts are ahhhhmazing. Don't buy side as the soda machine give a really funky soapy or windex flavor. ☹️

Thank Mark F
Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I love food from Argentina so we decided to come here after this eatery was featured in Guy Fieri's TV show. The empanadas are pre-cooked and heated when you order. They offer different fillings but they all lack flavor. Too bland. Staff was nice and we mentioned we made a special stop after seeing on TV. The... More 

Thank Trvltex
Boulder, Colorado
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried six different empanadas and they were all pretty tasty. All the empanadas are pre-made and warmed up for you when you order, which made for a fast dining experience. We enjoyed the empanadas but wished that they had more salsa options for dipping. The chicken empanada was my favorite, and the corn and spinach empanadas were also delicious.... More 

Thank Sarah W
Highlands Ranch, CO
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These days getting a good grass fed steak you would in Argentina is pretty common, def pricier than BA but Argentinan Empanadas, that's something I've been craving for a long time and Maria Empanadas hit the spot. I liked the mushroom one best but even the regular ham and cheese brought me back to Recoleta or Palermf o street corners... More 

Thank PManCo
Denver, Colorado
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107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thought I would try this place for something different. I love the empanadas I get when traveling in south Florida. Blah.... is the best description of this doughy meal. Nothing is made fresh, so you get a product that has been sitting out for a long time. The beef had little flavor and the Nutella was really dry with more... More 

Thank Mirth60
Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by the restaurant and food. Empanadas were good to excellent. Reasonably priced too.

Thank Mark B
Littleton, Colorado
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We saw this place on Diners Drive-ins and Dives. It definitely is a wonderful alternative to sandwiches and honors a cultural food. Great choices and each empanada is "coded" by the roll or pinching of the dough. Love this place. Worth the drive for us.

Thank Mindy B
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat with friends. A little bit of Argentina on south Broadway! Food is great. Staff is pleasant. Environment easygoing for conversation. I have both eaten-in and taken-out.

Thank RodgerRPh
Denver, Colorado
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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is the second time I've stopped in here since summer. We stopped by to pick up an assortment on the way home after hitting the antique shops. Quick service, decent prices. The empanadas are good, maybe a little big to try more than a couple. The classico and Argentina are best, but the ham & cheese and tango are... More 

Thank Christian S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Argentinian, South American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 05:00
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1298 S Broadway, Denver, CO 80210-1504
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Denver
  • Phone Number: +1 303-934-2221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?