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The Empanada Kitchen

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60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 210 279 2109
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (69 reviews)
“pastry” (10 reviews)
“lamb” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
Fast food, Argentinian
60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Big miss!!... We have tried both spanish and south american style empanadas and these dont even come close. A sad attempt at a delicious example of fast food. The flavours and combinations were odd and the pastry was not the best. Avoid unless desperate or...More

Thank locosfc
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

We have literally JUST been here 30 mins ago and there were 4 flavours on offer (Neapolitana, Lamb Tapenada, Beef & Blue Cheese and another Lamb-Somethingorother!) They were $6 each and they really were value for money. Well stuffed with filling and really tasty. I...More

Thank Pauline L
MauroViale, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thank you so much Pauline for your lovely review! We really appreciate hearing your feedback and are so happy that you tried all four flavours! As Jess our friendly sales assistant may have told you, we change the flavours every day so there's always something...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017

My husband and I loved the empanadas so much that we went back for seconds! Happy to have a delicious and affordable meal in such a picturesque location. Highly recommend making time for it during your visit to Queenstown!More

Thank Benjamin M
MauroViale, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us! We are always making new flavours of empanadas and change the 4 flavours from day to day in our kiosk so there is always something new to try!...More

Reviewed 24 November 2017

Sandwiched between two sets of public toilets in an area smaller than a single car garage probaby doesnt sound too inviting. But the Empanadas are worth putting that aside for. Beef and lamb excellent

Thank TheHighlander2015
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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