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Empanada Mama - CLOSED

763 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-698-9008
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“spicy chicken” (52 reviews)
“empanadas” (331 reviews)
“guacamole” (63 reviews)
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Latin, Argentinian, South American, Colombian, Spanish, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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763 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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1 - 10 of 551 reviews

Reviewed 13 September 2016

Wonderful little spot with fantastic food. They will make, fresh and hot, any number of empanadas with various fillings, in several different types of shells. We had spicy, mild, savory, and sweet on our trips there. It is small, so huddle up and enjoy meeting...More

Thank Carroll G
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Enjoyed delicious ham & cheese empanada, guacamole, plantain chips, and a mango shake. Tiny restaurant and the single restroom was unavailable for repair (not fun for a pregnant gal). Otherwise, very much enjoyed our lunch.

Thank SuzyG19
Reviewed 10 February 2016

If you are in NYC and you don't get a take out from here, you really are missing something !!! This place is amazing - the best empanada's I have ever had. Their selection is huge - from the more traditional to ones with more...More

Thank Jez G
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We love this place. It's a tiny "hole in the wall" restaurant near the theater district. Of all the restaurants in Manhattan, this is the one we always go to when we are visiting. This is a tiny restaurant with only about 6 tables and...More

Thank bilezmom
Reviewed 28 January 2016

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...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Cheap and always delicious! I come here during lunch as the crowds aren't so heavy. I always order the guacamole with fried plantains and we get a few empanadas to share. They push them out of the kitchen quickly and deliver them piping hot to...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We went late at night after a show, it was packed and a little bit claustrophobic. Somehow we were able to get a table after waiting for a few minutes. Beers were cold, and the empanadas were delicious. Something different, and we really enjoyed our...More

1  Thank iworktotravel1987
Reviewed 20 January 2016

We ended up going here twice on our visit to NYC. Once for late night empanadas and once for lunch when we tried a main course. Food was great, staff was nice. I suggest the chorizo empanada and the arroz con pollo.

Thank Price-jordan
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Great empanadas & sauce! it's our 1st stop on every visit to NYC. Tiny restaurant on 9th Ave, great prices! Don't be afraid to go in if they look busy..they can pack a lot of people into a tiny space.

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Wow! Tasty! Clean! Delicious! Our daughter listed this as her favorite meal after a week of eating in New York City! Great service and even greater food!

Thank Julie W
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Restaurant Details

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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 763 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-698-9008
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