Posted on August 20, 2018
Words / Katie-FirzGerald
Most of us in Miami have definitely eaten an empanada as it is one of our city's favorite on the go snacks! These eateries take their empanadas seriously and have expertly transformed these pockets of love into a unique eating experience. By playing with surprising flavors or simply mastering the ultimate recipe empanadas, none of these establishments should be ignored and are well worth the visit for a palate upgrade!
Empanada Harry’s Bakery and Cafe
Empanada Harry's is filled with endless options of specialty empanadas with flavors sure to surprise and entice you. They serve empanadas styled from 5 different countries (Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Colombia & Chile) and each month deliver a new empanada recipe that is far from traditional. A past monthly special was their Dim Sum Empanada including pork belly, black garlic, leeks, brussel sprouts and a hoisin sauce. There’s a flavor for everyone here!
Must try flavor: "El Cubano"
4009 SW 152nd Ave, Miami, FL 33185 / (786) 313-3888
Milly’s Empanada Factory
This no frills hole in the wall is a family run business that focuses on serving Venezuelan street favorites including their famed empanadas. Though they don't have an extensive menu or offer a large variety of flavors, they stick to making the best of a traditional recipe that has already proven the tests of time and many mouths that can’t get enough of it!
Must try flavor: Domino (beans & cheese)
13911 SW 66th St, Miami, FL 33183 / (305) 791-1848
Gogo Fresh Food
A unassuming healthy Miami beach eatery, GoGo Fresh Foods offers 17 unique flavors that will redefine what an empanada means to you! All empanadas are made fresh upon order and a box of these are the perfect accompanying beach food to bring along as you spend a day on the sand!
Must try flavor: Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken
926 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139 / (305) 673-3137
Clos Bistro & Cafe
If you work downtown and want to make your office happy, go to Clos for a dozen empanadas that will put the whole office in a good mood! They offer classic and premium flavors expertly created including favorites such as: chorizo, caprese and creamy corn. They offer a daily combo deal with 3 empanadas and a drink for $6.50 which is perfect for a hurried breakfast or light lunch!
Must try flavor: Angus Beef
2011, 100 S Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33131 / (305) 416-3300
If you already love and appreciate the outstanding quality of Graziano's, get on over to one of their many market locations where they offer over 20 different flavors of delicious empanadas. Choose your favorite flavors or treat yourself to a box of 12, either way their vast selection of gourmet empanadas are sure to appease any appetite!
Must try flavor: Gallega (tuna, egg & red pepper)
394 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134 / (305) 774-3599