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Best empanada in every state



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You’re in for a savory treat. We’re talking about empanadas, piping hot pillows of dough stuffed with filling. With roots dating back to a Spanish cookbook in the 1500s, they’re most commonly found throughout Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, with many other cultures adopting similarly-styled pastries. In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, we pulled the top empanada spot in each state.

Find more restaurants in your neighborhood serving up these savory treats by making a search on Yelp.

Methodology: This is an all-time list of restaurants in each US state that mention the word “empanada” in reviews and are not part of a national chain. We then ranked those spots using a number of factors including the total volume and ratings of reviews. All businesses were marked open on Yelp as of August 26, 2022. When available, all businesses on this list have a passing health score as of August 26, 2022.

Photos by Mayme M at Empanola, PieBar AZ, Toan H at Capri’s Cuisine

Photos by Miyah L at My Sister’s Fault, Austin H at Tangos Empanadas, Jelani R at Rejoice Cafe

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