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The Empanada Kitchen

60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 210 279 2109
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (67 reviews)
“lamb” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 5:30 PMAll hours
Fast food, Argentinian
60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Loved being able to walk up and get a tasty snack to eat on the go - great fillings and well worth the $6.

Thank Cindy B
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Just finished 2 chicken mushroom and garlic empanada..absolutely tasteless and contents of the pastry resembled and finely minced dark grey consistency. I would say the mm contents resembled that of chicken stuffing from large supermarket chain. .at least stuffing is tasty. I would not recommend...More

Thank Roy B
MauroViale, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Thank you for you review. You sound quite angry for someone who has only spent $5.50! Firstly, we use chicken thighs - the juiciest, tastiest and most expensive part of the chicken. Secondly, the dark ‘mince’ you mentioned - this is actually champignon mushrooms that...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Please do yourself a favour and try the cheese sticks and the quesadillas!! Went in for a snack but could not resist!!

Thank Valli C
Reviewed 22 October 2017

A board, good food and friendly staff. Doesn't look that difficult but for sure it is. Well things well done as said the slogan. Continue in this way. Fugazetta and whatever flavor with lamb have no mistake!

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 15 September 2017

this place have a little space in the middle of the town what is good, but the flavors options have to be better, this with this or this with that, maybe make something more popular and will sell more.More

Thank Juninho-NZ
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

I'm not quite sure I understand this review. We have a small kiosk and offer 4 flavours a day. There is no space to offer all our huge range of flavours so we change the flavours offered every day. That way, there's always something new...More

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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
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
  • E-mail
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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