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The Empanada Kitchen Restaurant

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60 Beech Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 210 279 2109
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10:00 - 17:30
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Bev M
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

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

Brisbane, Australia
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154 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Agathon S
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4 reviews
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.

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Thank Sharon M
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

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 a great stay in Queenstown, best wishes, Rebecca & Mauro More 

Knutsford, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Donna-Marie L
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

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 More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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!

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Thank Toret8
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

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 flavours all the time so we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Rebecca... More 

Perry
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

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Thank Daniel Y
Stockholm, Sweden
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197 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great fastfood for takeaway, do not miss! The vegetarian ones were great, the one with minced meat was our least favorite.

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Thank sannis82
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 January 2017

3 nice choices, very good food, very friendly, lovely lady serving - will always have an Empanada here when in town

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Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you Mike for taking the time to write a review of The Empanada Kitchen. We're really happy you enjoyed your experience and that you'll be returning. We change our flavours every day so next time you'll have something new to try! We look forward to seeing you again, Mauro & Rebecca More 

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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Gorgeous, fresh and tasty empanadas. Not sure what else I can say except we had to go back for a second round to sample all available flavours. Yum. Open up in Wellington pretty please?

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Thank Emma G
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you Emma for your kind comments and for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy about your feedback and would absolutely love to open a kiosk in Wellington one day :) We change our flavours every day so there's always something new to try. Best wishes, Mauro & Rebecca More 

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The food was so tasty! A unique place in the heart of Queenstown right by the waterfront. Great value for money on a delicious snack. Excellent friendly service from a young man named Philip who helped my wife and choose from a wide range of Empanadas. Don't miss out!

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Thank Matthew E
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you Matthew for your review - we appreciate you taking the time! We are so pleased that you had a great experience and enjoyed our empanadas. We change the flavours every day so there's always something new to try :) Best wishes, Rebecca & Mauro More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Cuisine
Fast food, Argentinian
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 60 Beech Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 210 279 2109
Description
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?