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Empanada Mama - CLOSED


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner


US$5 - US$10
Latin, Spanish, South American, Colombian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours

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Cheeseburger - ground beef cooked in traditional latin spices with cheddar cheese
Desayuno Colombian
Colombian pork sausage, cheddar cheese, eggs and Spanish onion
Desayuno Americano
top round steak, cheddar cheese, eggs, Spanish onion
Jerk N Cheese
jerk marinated chicken w/ swiss
El Bandito
traditional mole (bitter chocolate & coffee), braised beef, black beans, cheddar cheese
simple and delicious, stuffed with mozzarella
Cheese Pizza
mama's tomato sauce and mozzarella
Spicy Chicken
chicken breast slow cooked in mama's special picante sauce
Shredded Chicken
chicken breast slow cooked w/ sofrito sauce
Shredded Beef
slow cooked beef marinated in traditional Colombian spices, with onion
traditional Brazilian style w/ ground beef, olives, onion, & potato
mushrooms, cabbage, ginger, soy, scallions, & cilantro
steamed potatoes, carrots and lima beans
Jerk n Cheese
jerk marinated chicken w/ Swiss
Colombian corn empanada stuffed with mozzarella
Broccoli & Cheese
mozzarella and sautéed broccoli
Shredded Chicken
chicken breast slow cooked with sofrito sauce
Ground Beef
traditional Colombian style ground beef
BBQ Pulled Pork
roast pork, onions, peppers, cheddar bbq sauce
Viagra Corn
mama's seafood stew w/ Fresh tiger shrimp, crab meat
$3.99. Wheat flour empanadas
Greek Spinach Pie
classic Greek style with spinach & feta
Shredded Chicken
sautéed with sofrito sauce & red peppers
Ground Beef
sautéed with onions, Latin herbs & spices
Eggplant Parmesan
tomato, oregano, basil, red wine, lots of parmesan & mozzarella
Polish sausage (kielbasa) sauteed with sauerkraut and mustard
El Ruben
shredded bee, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, Swiss, caraway seeds
Make it Even Sweeter - add scoop of vanilla ice cream $2.95, homemade bitter sweet chocolate sauce $1.50, caramel or chocolate syrup $1.25, whipped cream $1.25
Romeo & Juliet (Corn, Wheat)
guava w/ mozzarella cheese
Sweet Figs (Baked, Wheat)
ripe figs, caramel and cheese
Caramel & Cheese (Wheat)
warm caramel w/ mozzarella
U.S.A (Baked, Wheat)
apples and cinnamon
Belgian & Banana (Wheat)
melted Belgian chocolate & bananas
Sweet Plantains (Baked, Wheat)
mashed sweet plantains w/ mozzarella
Coco & Dulce de Leche (Corn, Wheat)
shredded coconut, dulce de leche, bitter sweet chocolate sauce
Small, Serves 2 $22.5
Large, Serves 4 $38.95
strips of grilled skirt steak, chicken, fried arepa, yuca, Chicharron, chorizo, & green plantain
Mamas House Nachos
house made plantain chips, pulled pork, cheddar cheese, black beans & guacamole
Yucca Frita and Plantain Chips
Spicy guava sauce, sour cream and guacamole regular, mild, or hot
with plantain chips, regular, mild, or hot
Yucca Frita
fried yuca served with spicy guava sauce and sour cream
fried sweet plantains
fried fresh pork belly w/ tostones, green & red salsa
Colombian Sausage
with arepa (griddle corn cake & lemon)
mashed fried green plantains garlic puree
Seafood Ranchero
prawns, scallops, crab, shredded lettuce, dill and pickles
marinated pulled pork, Colombian spiced
Spicy Chicken
cilantro, sour cream, smoked paprika
three per order $12.50
Al Pastor
slow cooked shredded pernil, pineapple, chipotle salsa, onion, cilantro
Mole Mole
shredded beef, pomegranate mole, avocado, and aji picante
Plain Homemade Arepa
sweet corn griddle cake w/ melted mozzarella cheese
Starting at $5.50. Choose from our toppings to create your own arepa
shredded bee, shredded chicken, pork ham, or Ground Beef
Avocado $2.25
maduro, tomato, red or black beans
mozzarella, cheddar, swiss, feta, blue
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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

Date of visit: December 2015
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

Date of visit: December 2015
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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

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank 235micheleq
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

If you would like some good empanadas in a casual and cozy setting, this is the place for you. Seating is a bit tight but still worth it. The guacamole side sauce they serve is heavenly.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Napalicoastkauai
Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

After looking up the menu we thought there was a good chance of gluten free items/alterations. We went and found it and went in. Upon asking the staff - who seemed more disturbed and annoyed than wanting customers- we were just abruptly and rudely told...More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

We were staying in Time Square and our son recommended this restaurant based on Trip Advisor comments and rating. Excellent choice! Small restaurant with outstanding service and food.

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank ChicopeeJoe
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Did never expect to get such a good choice of different empanadas at this place. The prices are more then reasonable at the quality can keep up with upper price restaurants. I can strongly recommend to try the chicken, beef and carnitas empanadas and the...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank millerlaw1
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

I experienced empanadas for the 1st time here at empenada mama!! I'm in love and will be back as much as possible!! The staff were very helpful picking out my empenada I had the pulled chicken!! It was amazing along with the Romeo and Juliet...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank meggy-rah
Reviewed 8 November 2015 via mobile

A close as you will get to typical colombian empanadas. The pork tamale is excellent as well. It's worth a walk to get here.

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Dreamer538439
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We went there on recommendations from a friend and had a wonderful meal. The place isn't very big and the tables are on top of each other but worth the wail and close confines. Went went the recommendations of the server and the food was...More

Date of visit: October 2015
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