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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 31 August 2016

I was a little skeptic of a food vendor near toilets but once you try an Empanada, you will keep going back. They are so fresh and so much flavour in one little pocket of heaven, it is a really great snack if you have...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Charlene R
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you so much Charlene for taking the time to write such a lovely review of our business. We really appreciate your feedback and are so happy that you enjoyed our freshly baked empanadas. Mauro makes new flavours every day and we change the flavours...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016

A caress for the soul, if you're an Argentine tourist in New Zealand . Thanks Mauro for that delicious stop . And if you are not from the Pampas do not miss the taste of these deliciuos empanadas. How you say " simple things done...More

Date of visit: September 2015
Thank CynthiaMallo
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time :) We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again! Mauro & Rebecca

Reviewed 4 August 2016

When I saw this was located near the toilet blocks I was a little hesitant but once I had an empanada from here, I was hooked. So fresh and so good!

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank jovdan
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Amazing Empanada's!! These are a must try. Before this visit, I had never tried an empanada, but I feel like I started out with the best! Thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Bevan007
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review of our business. We are really happy that you enjoyed our empanadas and especially that your first experience of empanadas was a positive one! We change our flavours every day - there's always...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Came across this place with a friend. Great food and wicked prices. Had the jam and cheese with the home made chimichurri. So good. Defiantly stop for a snack.More

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Rikt87
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review our small business, we really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again! We change our flavours of empanadas every day (always one vegetarian flavour) and so there's always something new to try. Best wishes, Mauro...More

Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

What can I say?? If you want something quick and easy while you are on the go forget about the ferg bakery etc go here. The empanadas are just amazing. So delicious.More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank caffeinedeprived
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2016

Thanks so much Mandy for taking the time to write a review of our business. We really appreciate your feedback and are so glad that you enjoy our empanadas. We put a lot of love into our food and it makes our hard work worthwhile...More

Reviewed 15 June 2016

MMM MMM MMM GOOD! not only are their selection of empanadas amazing but their house made sauces are to die for. Chimichurri is out of this world; and the green stuff... can never remember the name.... WOW!!! the location is a little odd nestled between...More

Date of visit: December 2015
Thank Reviewallthethings
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our business and we're so happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. We do put a lot of effort into making our empanadas and sauces and so we're glad that it...More

Reviewed 8 June 2016

Really good value, top class food to eat in the open air beside the pier in Queenstown. The food is authentic, freshly cooked and locally sourced, with a great choice of different fillings and sensational flavours. The Empanada Kitchen has won national awards for its...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Lincolnhill
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The food is very nice and the man serving is very knowledgeable and lovely to chat to. Great wee snacks if you are on the run.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank JuliaMilley
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2016

Thank you Julia for taking the time to write a review of our business. We really appreciate your positive comments and hope to see you again. We change our flavours every day so next time you might find something different! Best wishes, Rebecca & Mauro

Reviewed 16 May 2016

This is more of a "hole in the wall" type eatery. There are benches nearby, but it's more of a takeaway place than anything else. Cheap and delicious empanadas, and friendly staff!More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank hellohardings
Rebecca W, Owner at The Empanada Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of our business. We put a lot of work into our empanadas and sauces and so it's always so great to hear that our customers are enjoying what we make. We have a...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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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