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5 Spots to Score Excellent Empanadas

To many empanadas are arguably the pinnacle of Latin American street food. These crescent-shaped, pockets of goodness come in a variety of flavors. They’re always a crowd fav as they are usually cheap, quick, and a great on-the-run food. There are a ton of great places to get a satisfying empanada in El Paso, here are just a few spots for a savory empanada-sweet is a whole other ballgame!

La Empanaderia
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La Empanaderia
5380 N. Mesa St.

What we love at La Empanaderia? The Combos! Mix and match 2, 3, 4, or even a 10 pack of empanadas! Choose from an extensive list of meats, veggies, seafood and even sweets. House favorites include the BBQ Pulled Pork and Shirmp & Chipotle. Don’t forget the dressing-the Chimichurri goes well with just about all their empanadas.

Lapa Lapa Seafood & Drinks
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Lapa Lapa Seafood & Drinks
500 Thorn Ave.

The Empanadas de Marlin here are not traditional of what you might find in El Paso but they are certainly nothing short of delicious. Topped with fresh cabbage and a spicy sauce, these empanadas are worth the binge.

Antojitos Caribenos Food Truck
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Antojitos Caribenos Food Truck
1796 George Dieter

This on the go kitchen serves us some of the best empanadas in El Paso. Their dough is made from scratch and fried to perfection. Try the Empanadas Trio, chose from chicken, pork, ground beef, veggies, cheese, ham and cheese or eggplant.

Garufa Steakhouse & Bar
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Garufa Steakhouse & Bar
5411 N. Mesa St.

We won’t lie, it’s not going to be easy picking just one flavor of empanada at Garufas. Step out of your comfort zone and try the Blue Cheese Empanada filled with mozzarella, blue cheese, diced clerey and pecans. The Humita and Camaron are also excellent choices.

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