Empanada Mama has 3 or 4 tables, which tells you that it's really a take-out or delivery joint. The Empanadas are varied and very good. They also do very, very good steak.
It's a little slow because they are very busy and because they do every order one at a time. If you call at 7 or 8 o'clock at night, it is so noisy that it is difficult for the person to take your order.
They seem to open pretty early in the morning too. We once ordered about 8 in the morning because we wanted a bunch of empanadas to take with us for a lunch at a friend's house in
The empanadas are so good that you will likely order a lot. That means that you'll pay a lot. It's not the cheapest place on Nineth Avenue, but it's worth it.
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