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The Empanada Kitchen

60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 210 279 2109
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“empanadas” (77 reviews)
“pastry” (10 reviews)
“lamb” (10 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Fast food, Argentinian
PRICE
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LOCATION
60 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Ever have a moment when you wander past someone eating something in a park and think I want one. Yep, this was me earlier in our Queenstown stay and today we stumbled across the venue that serves these delights. There's three or four versions to...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank SozoSisters
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of The Empanada Kitchen. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our empanadas and hope to see you again! We change our flavours every day and so there's always something new to try...More

Reviewed 2 January 2017

Tasty Empanada from the Remarkable market at Franklin on Saturday morning. Very authentic & great value at $5.00 each.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank fozzieb67
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent, excellent empanadas. Try them all. Would be nice if they offered a discount for bulk buys. So glad they do what they do!

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank wildhobbit
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to give The Empanada Kitchen a positive review. We are so glad you like our empanadas! We change our flavours every day so there's always something new to try :) Best wishes, Rebecca & Mauro

Reviewed 7 November 2016

It is such a small inconspicuous place that it can be easily missed! But the empanadas were awesome! Had a chance to talk to the chef/owner when I chanced upon this gem. He's very knowledgeable about food (he loves Filipino adobo!) and would even explain...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Romz R
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thank you so much Romz for taking the time to review our business. We are so pleased that you found us and tried our empanadas and sauces. Mauro makes everything himself and as you know, we always have something different to try at our kiosk....More

Reviewed 26 October 2016

these are really yummy empanadas! good spot too, though opening times were hit and miss. Half the time we went there to get one they weren't open. the sauces are really nice.More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Brooke C
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thank you for your review Brooke. We are so glad you enjoyed our empanadas. With regard to our opening times, we always open at 10am but our closing tends to be between 5pm and 6pm or later in summer. The reason for the varying closing...More

Reviewed 24 October 2016

If you are looking for a cross between English Pasties in a Pub and Central American Empanadeas, visit The Empanada Kitchen. It is located in a small complex that houses public toilets in the main park located along the water front of Lake Wakatipu in...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Marf13669
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our business. We're so happy you had such a positive experience with us. Mauro makes all our empanadas himself and puts a lot of attention into each flavour. We are working in getting our...More

Reviewed 18 October 2016

Loved this little place by the water. The empanadas are very fresh and delicious. Also they have hot sauca and chimichurri which is actually delicious! my only let down is they did not have the sweatshirt in a small size. So dissapointing :( would highly...More

Date of visit: September 2016
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Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Thank you Marisol for taking the time to write such a lovely review of us. We're very proud of our sauces and empanadas which we make ourselves here in Queenstown. I'm sorry that we did not have the right size of sweatshirt for you -...More

Reviewed 17 October 2016

This place is fast, tasty and reasonably priced. No tables, just a small grab and go counter. I had the Fugazzetta which is basically a cheese empanada. I was flaky and flavorful, they also had a variety of sauces you could add to spice it...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Renae P
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2016

Thank you so much Renae for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write so positively about our business. Our empanadas are made by Mauro and we have a huge number of recipes. We offer four different flavours each day and change...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Now let me start with this: you might be skeptical of a food stand attached to public toilets. We were attracted by the adorable sign and merchandise outside and both my friend and I have dietary restrictions so we were sure we would have no...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank chompychompy
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We were thrilled to hear your feedback and so happy that you enjoyed the empanadas and sauces. Mauro makes everything himself and the empanadas are baked freshly every day in our commercial kitchen...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016

Really tasty, good variety and a good price. Really chatty owner who is passionate about the ingredients he chooses for his empanadas.More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Dogleen
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2016

Thank you so much for your review and taking the time to write such positive things about our business. Mauro is very passionate about what he makes and so we're happy that this is appreciated by our customers. We change our flavours of freshly baked...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
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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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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