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Empanada Express Grill

4301 W. 44th Ave. Denver, CO 80212 | Northwest Denver | 303-955-8362

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This cozy corner of Venezuelan cuisine features the namesake empanadas, plus fat arepas made from white-corn flour and a few hard-to-find appetizers like tequeños (fried dough sticks), cachapas (corn-flour pancakes) and mashed yucca. Additional treats include South American soft drinks and fried plantain -- both the sweet, ripe slices and the starchier chips made from the green fruit. Service is relaxed but friendly, so don't go if you're in a hurry -- but if you don't mind the slow pace, the food is worth the wait. Empanada Express Grill has no liquor license, but the fresh fruit juices -- cantaloupe, passion fruit, pineapple, coconut, papaya, guava and mango -- will hit the spot if you're looking for more than canned soft drinks.


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