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The Empanada Kitchen

60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 210 279 2109
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (74 reviews)
“pastry” (9 reviews)
“lamb” (9 reviews)
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Fast food, Argentinian
60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

I love empanadas and have had them all over South America. These were a little different to the ones that I have had in South America but were delicious! Great selection of empanadas with a nice selection of sauces. I recommend if you're on the...More

Thank Brisben83
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The Empanada Kitchen is in a great location to grab a bite while wandering the waterfront. Yummy empanadas, friendly staff and cheap!

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We had the beef, blue cheese & stout and feta and chuntney empanadas. Both were delicious. 4 sauces to choose from, all lovely. Very friendly service too. Thanks :)

Thank nataliem628
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We where in search for the empanada kitchen just right after we landed in Queenstown. A friend said we can't miss it. We tried all 4 flavors and I must admit it does makes you feel giddy. Our favorite was the ham and cheese (melts...More

Thank avz16
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Don’t compare it to your usual empanada from another country! Take it as it is and enjoy it. It is an awesome snack on the go and we went two days in a row. Some we liked more than others. (The italian slanted empanadas were...More

Thank Mlsoong
Reviewed 21 April 2018

I'm used to eating empanadas with Filipino family members, so we were excited to try these when we saw them. We didn't find them all that good. With so many other options nearby, you can easily skip this. The person working there was friendly and...More

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The empanadas we tried were ok, but nothing special. We missed the described ingredients and couldn’t really taste them.. but we had a lot of fun with the lady who sold us the empanadas!! She was worth the visit ;)

Thank annedeiss
Reviewed 26 March 2018

It doesnt look like much, a very small stall. Not many choices. However the empanadas are very good. Lots of filling and more importantly a good crust. Great flavor. It reminded me of when I was in south america except this was probably better than...More

Thank eng333
Reviewed 5 March 2018

South American influenced food consisting of pastry with meat fillings. The lamb was really nice. So good we went back for a second meal!More

Thank MartyPN
MauroViale, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you Marty for taking the time to review The Empanada Kitchen. We're so happy that you enjoyed our empanadas! You may know that we change the flavour offerings every day (and always have a vegetarian option) so there's always something new to try! Enjoy...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Surprisingly fresh, as I honestly questioned how it would taste when looking through the glass display. Had the lamb one, and it was so hot as though just out of the oven. It is generously packed with lamb and favour. Pastry was soft. All empanadas...More

Thank HAK17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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