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The Empanada Kitchen Restaurant

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60 Beech Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 210 279 2109
10:00 - 17:30
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 chef uses prime cuts for his Empanadas made it all so much better. The traditional... More 

Thank Sean B
Queenstown, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 a Cornish pastie though I didn't enjoy my last pastie as much as I did... More 

Thank Shadjet
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96 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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 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 43 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.

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.

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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177 reviews
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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 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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149 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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!

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 

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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.

Thank Daniel Y
Stockholm, Sweden
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72 restaurant reviews
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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.

Thank sannis82

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Fast food, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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 Beech Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 210 279 2109
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?