various empanadas

Over the summer, I organized an empanadas crawl in West L.A. We checked out 4 spots but my favorite was Empandas Place on Sawtelle.

We had started earlier in the day and by the time we hit the last stop, it was 3:40 p.m. and the place was packed! How could this be? Is this place really that wonderful?

Well yes, yes, it is.

At $2.99 an empanada, it seemed a bit expensive but the reality was the empanadas are HUGE! I probably would have been happy just eating one and maybe getting a side salad.

But no, I got four. I loved that they can recognize what type of empanada it is just based on how they fold the edges. I got the beef, ham and cheese, spinach and criolla (beef and raisin).

Now, I know empanadas should be baked but I swear these are fried and are fantastic that way. My favorites were definitely the beef and criolla. They have a lot of  meat options and just as many vegetarian options. I heard people loved the corn.

I’m definitely coming back to this place and besides the empanadas, I’m going to try the milanesa sandwich.

Empanadas Place

3811 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 391-0888