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Republica Empanada

Map & Directions 204 E. 1st Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85210
  • Dinner, Lunch
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Phoenix New Times' Description

This inviting empanaderia, housed in a sleek mid-century building in downtown Mesa, serves up over 20 savory and sweet empanadas ranging from the straightforward to the more unusual. Priced around $3 each and with a very good casing of golden and flaky fried wheat flour dough, you'll want to try the Puerto Rican-style Boricua, the addictive cheeseburger, and dessert empanadas like the decadent Nutella and banana. Well-herbed cassava fries, sweet plantains, and entrees such as a very good plate of the classic Latin American dish arroz con pollo round out the menu of comforting Latin American fare.

Member Reviews

  • _gruff wrote a review for Republica Empanada
    on 10/22/13

    This place is amazing, so warm and friendly and the food is amazing. This is what restaurants should be about that good food family feeling, I haven't found something on the menu that I haven't enjoyed!

  • zepolelle wrote a review for Republica Empanada
    on 08/27/13

    Just cannot say enough about this awesome restaurant anddddd this awesome family. I first saw the news about it opening on FaceBook on a friends page and I monitored it because I am South American and was so looking forward to eating there. But, their hours didn't coordinate with my work schedule so I got to leave early from work one day and decided I was headed to Republica... More >>

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  • Ryan D. on 06/27/13

    Try the Pernil or the Buffalo!!! Delicious son!!!

  • Fran on 08/16/13

    Amazing place and incredible flavors. My favorite is The Capitán!

  • David on 07/26/13

    Great vegetarian options! Gallo Pinto is great, salads are amazing, but the empanadas . . . Achiote potato, black bean and cheese . . . riquísima!

  • Amanda L. on 03/19/14

    Cubano + tostones = perfection. This is a gem nestled near downtown Mesa. Come by on Monday/Tuesday nights for their 4 beers, 4 empanadas for $20 deal!!

  • elizabeth b. on 03/13/14

    The food is amazing, everything we've tried has been great. The staff is friendly & helpful.

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