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Sarah's Empanadas

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5410 Nc Highway 55, Ste O, Durham, NC 27713-7800
+1 919-544-2441
11:00 - 14:00
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Chapel Hill
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The empanadas are very good. Not huge, but just righty for lunch. The best part is the price - where else can you get a lunch for $5?! I highly recommend this place.

Thank kim m
Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Found another spanish food place, lunch only, quick and reasonable. Meat turnovers with side spicy freshly made salsa. Rice & Beans are good also. Bolivian style, pastry dough is a little sweet. It is yummy in my tummy!

Thank Ivette C
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183 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a wonderful Mom and Pop place. The empanadas are small so order quite a few. The empanadas are very reasonably priced, so you won't break the bank. The service was good and fast.

Thank caribears
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325 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

This place has a limited menu of Bolivian inspired empanadas (chicken, beaf, cheese, spinach) with sides (salads, rice, beans, soup), fried cassava/manioc, daily specials and a few desserts. They are known for their salsa. I had my usual of corn/cheese with half rice/half bran side. The food is fresh, tasty and reasonably priced. This place is only open for lunch... More 

Thank Nancy M
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Good, hot, tasty food. It was served quickly at lunch during the rush hour. There was a waiting line of people arriving as we were leaving.

Thank Barbara H
North Carolina
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

I recommend this place for lunch. I love the chicken and cheese and spinach and cheese empandas. The combo is a great deal. Since they are only open for lunch on Monday - Friday, you can order frozen empanadas for the weekend. Definitely would be great for dinner. The red sauce to dip the empanadas in is spicy and delish!... More 

Thank jaimelovebug
Raleigh, North Carolina
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311 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The Empanadas are very tasty in this small restaurant, just on the outskirts of RTP. Good for a quick lunch that isnt expensive.

Thank docnc
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

I came to Sarah's Empanandas for lunch with my friend. Since it was my first time I didn't order much as I didn't know if it was worth the money. I really enjoyed a good meal and wish I had ordered more. Will visit again soon. To the origin of the food and its taste I cannot comment as I... More 

Thank Jay W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for many years. They are consistently delicious. I love the salsa as well as the empanadas.

Thank RichardS1960
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

I came to visit Sarahs Empanadas because it was recommended by a close friend! It tasted just like the food from Bolivia, as I have family from there! At first it took me a while to get seated but then after I got seated it was extremely fast and delicious food! It seems like they have a great system working,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Spanish, South American
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5410 Nc Highway 55, Ste O, Durham, NC 27713-7800
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-544-2441

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