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Empanada Mama - CLOSED

763 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6313
+1 212-698-9008
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (330 reviews)
“guacamole” (63 reviews)
“cheeseburger” (11 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinian, South American, Colombian, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
763 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6313
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21 - 30 of 473 reviews

Reviewed 1 January 2016

I have been there before, but I was in the area and wanted quick lunch. I got the meat and the mushroom baked esplanades and they were good.. It van get pricey if you start ordering many, at $4 a puce.

Thank Sergio K
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

If looking for good South American food, I would opt for Nano's. Empanada Mama is a quaint restaurant that specializes in empanadas which I would advise you to stick with - the beef corn empanada was great. I also ordered the arroz con pollo and...More

Thank Keyanna C
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Great place for Hispanic cuisine. Stopped in with my wife and cousin. They enjoyed the happy hour specials and I enjoyed the empanadas. The Cuban was extra tasty. Shakes were also good.

Thank Joshua M
Reviewed 28 December 2015

This is definitely not a luxury restaurant, but if you are in the mood for a great, authentic down to earth food, this is the place.

Thank KMK999
Reviewed 23 December 2015

Started coming here for lunch when I worked nearby, don't get there nearly enough now. Can't beat the price for top quality, fresh food. The spicy chicken definitely lives up to its name, and is the favorite of two of us. The brazil is another...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

Tasty food and quick service Recommend the peporoni pizza empanadas and the dessert empanadas 🌯🌮🌭🍕🍝🍖🍗🌶🍞🍎🍐🍊🍋🍏🍹🍮🍺🍦

Thank BlueGardenShed
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

Great empanadas and their guacamole was very good. My husband that doesn't like to eat guacamole tried it and he liked it! Staff was very nice. Definitely we recommend!

Thank Gisselle B
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Excellent food - very busy especially on weekends so if you are hungry make sure you are good to wait. At our last visit we were told the wait would be 30 minutes but it took only about 10 minutes. The selection of empanadas is...More

Thank Traveling_a_lot4fun
Reviewed 3 December 2015

This place offers a wide variety of empanadas, sandwiches, etc. Each empanada provides about 4-5 bites of food. So, it's fun to order a bunch of different varieties and share them with a friend or two. It's a small, casual, noisy, and crowded space. The...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 28 November 2015

I would have written a different review if I had not dined in for lunch. Although a bit pricey, they have a large selection of empanadas to suit everyone's needs and tastes. I personally enjoy the viagra and the cuban - their guacamole is pretty...More

Thank Michele Q
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 763 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019-6313
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-698-9008
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