Empanada’s Place: A Place To Be

3011 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 825-0100

Hi everyone!  Julie and I both apologize for the lack of updates as of recent, but we both have been very busy with school related business as well as the holidays…but fear not thankgoditsfood fans!!!! We are back with a new review…and it’s a good one!

Say “hi!” to meat filled pastries from Argentina!!  Empanada’s are simply savory fillings within a soft chewy dough.  You can fill them from potato and cheese to spinach with cheese.  You can take a look at the menu posted below to see what type of empanada’s they serve.

When Julie and I came here, we ordered 4 different empanadas.  I believe they were potato and cheese, spinach and cheese, beef and peas with carrots, and chicken marinated in spices.

Our favorite of the bunch would have to be potato and cheese.  The dough was crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  The filling was warm and decadent, not to mention fatty!  This isn’t food for the weak hearted…it’s definitely Latin soul food.  The size of the empanada is about a little bigger than your palm and eating two will definitely fill you up.  My personal favorite was also spinach and cheese, but to be honest, it got gross after a few bites.  The spinach flavor was fine…it was the cheese that started to over power my taste buds.  The beef with peas and carrots was forgettable as it tasted like regular taco fillings…I’d have to say the same with the chicken.

It’s hard to describe exactly how empanadas taste unless you try it.  Its definitely something you can’t just get from a fast food joint and this warrants enough of a trip to try this place out.  Our advice though…just get the potato and cheese and avoid all the other flavors.  Although they are good, they can get redundant over several bites and you’ll lose interest.  Potato and cheese is the only one that will keep you eating…oh and yes, this place isn’t cheap either at $2.99 for an empanada.  For $2.99 you can definitely get better food elsewhere.

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~ by thankgoditsfood on December 16, 2009.

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