Lakewood, CO 80226
- South American
- Mon-Sat 11am-6:30pm
- All Major Credit Cards, cash
- Dinner, Lunch
- Lot Available
Lorena Cantarovici, a Buenos Aires native who came to the States in 2000, is tiny, sassy and smart: She decided to open a catering business that would focus on her mother's recipes for authentic Argentine empanadas, and got to work tweaking the dough to work in Colorado climate. She nailed the formula so well that in the fall of 2011, she moved her business to a bigger space and added a little restaurant/market where people could grab one of the two tables, then order an espresso made the Argentine way, with plenty of milk; maybe one of the special desserts; and definitely every type of empanada available that day, topping each of the dozen or so varieties with one of four homemade salsas. At Maria Empanada, good things definitely come in small packages.
Went there for lunch after reading about on Westword this morning. This place is a secret wonder. I am not knowledgable about Central and South American food, but I do know good! If you are a blue cheese lover and try their BC empanada you will not be disappointed!! It is sinful! Their spicy chicken and sweet empanadas are too die for- Try the sauces also. I can't wait to try... More >>
Went there for lunch after reading about on Westword this morning. This place is a secret wonder. I am not knowledgable about Central and South American food, but I do know good! If you are a blue cheese lover and try their BC empanada you will not be disappointed!! It is sinful! Their spicy chicken and sweet empanadas are too die for- Try the sauces also. I can't wait to try more flavors. The owner is the sweetest lady and takes the time to explain everything and cheerfully marks your selection on the inside top of box. Try soon I'm sure this place will becoame a take out diners dream!!
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Unreal. Try anything, you can't go wrong!
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