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The Empanada Kitchen Restaurant

60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 210 279 2109
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“empanada” (32 reviews)
“pastry” (6 reviews)
“meat pies” (3 reviews)
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Fast food, Argentinian, Vegetarian Friendly
60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff was friendly and they always have one vegetarian option. Nice hot snack to get from this stall while sitting out there enjoying the view.More

Thank Tanya6868
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Tanya for taking the time to write a review. We're so happy you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again! We change the flavours every day at the Kiosk and so there's always something new to try! Best wishes, Mauro...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quirky little stand down at the lakefront, don't be put off just because it's lodged in the Queenstown toilets. Great variety of options daily, we tried the chicken, lemon and thyme and the beef empanadas on separate days, including one at the Queenstown airport...More

Thank SwimSnow
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Stopped by for lunch but it turned out being a quick snack because it was not filling enough. Would have to get two next time.

Thank Wyatt E
Reviewed 25 May 2017 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...More

Thank Sean B
MauroViale, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you Sean for taking the time to review our business. We're so pleased you enjoyed our empanadas and we look forward to seeing you again next time. We'll have something new for you to try! Best wishes, Mauro & Rebecca

Reviewed 24 May 2017

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
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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...More

Thank Shadjet
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 reviewResponded 19 April 2017

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

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
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.More

Thank Sharon M
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2017

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...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
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 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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