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The Empanada Kitchen Restaurant

60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 210 279 2109
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“empanadas” (63 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
“meat pie” (3 reviews)
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Fast food, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 June 2017

Stopped by for lunch but it turned out being a quick snack because it was not filling enough. Would have to get two next time.

Thank Wyatt E
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped in as my egg allergic girlfriend couldn't find very little in the way of breakfast options. Was only looking to buy 3 total but ended up enjoying it so much we walked away with three each. The flavours were incredible! And learning that the...More

Thank Sean B
MauroViale, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you Sean for taking the time to review our business. We're so pleased you enjoyed our empanadas and we look forward to seeing you again next time. We'll have something new for you to try! Best wishes, Mauro & Rebecca

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Good option for know and probe the Argentinian empanad. Located in the square oposite the Wakatipu lake, where you can relax and enjoy!

Thank JuanPablom84
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Nice quick savoury treat, full of flavour, nice pastry. Situation by a nice open area of grass by the wharf, plenty of area to sit and watch the world as you eat a yummy pastry. If you ad to compare it to something, I'd say...More

Thank Shadjet
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our favourites are in Argentina, but these really hut the spot, better than Spain, Didn't have any of the sauces, as they were great without

Thank Bev M
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Thank you Bev for your feedback we're so happy you enjoyed our empanadas! We change the flavours every day. Best wishes, Mauro & Rebecca

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The empanadas here are fantastic. We had the 'beef, blue and stout' empanadas. They were delicious. I would highly recommend one. All empanadas are $5.50 and you would need 1 for a snack and probably 2 for lunch.

Thank Agathon S
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Our family each ordered a different kind of empanada so that we could taste several. Each was excellent, served up quickly and piping hot. So good, in fact that we were compelled to return on another day.More

Thank Sharon M
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you Sharon for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate you helping us to spread the word about our empanadas! As you've probably discovered, we change our flavours from day to day, so you'll always find something new to try. Have...More

Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

We called in on arrival to Queenstown. Food was yummy, really enjoyed our veggie selection. Noticed the selection changed each day. We sat on the bench, watching the world go by. Just perfect.

Thank Donna-Marie L
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you Donna-Marie for your positive review, we're so happy you enjoyed your empanadas! We hope to see you again so you can try some new flavours. Best wishes, Rebecca & Mauro

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious empanadas, great quality and not half empty, but really full. I enjoyed them so much while sitting in the park in front of the lake. The place is hidden in the toilets facilities of the park, don't miss it!More

Thank Toret8
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you very much for your positive review, we really appreciate you taking the time. Our empanadas are indeed made with the very best ingredients, and as you say, we make them as full as possible so that they are great value! We change our...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

These were very tasty, albeit different than the empanadas I was used to having in Belize and Guatemala.

Thank Daniel Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 210 279 2109
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Of Spanish origin, empanadas are pastries stuffed with many delicious fillings. At The Empanada Kitchen we take pride in using premium quality and locally-sourced products whenever possible. We focus on Spanish, Italian and South American-inspired flavour combinations, relying on a wealth of experience and family recipes. Try our own delicious sauces made to compliment the empanada flavours.
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