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Maria Empanada

What started out as little more than a cottage-industry bakery working out of a tiny Lakewood storefront in 2011 has evolved into an empanada mini-empire, thanks to the recipes and dedication of founder Lorena Cantarovici. In 2014, the chef moved her Argentinean cafe to a sunny corner on South Broadway, expanding her offerings and adding a liquor license to serve malbec from adorable penguin-shaped carafes called pinguinos. Since then, Maria Empanada has expanded to the Denver Tech Center and Stanley Marketplace, and even appeared on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. But Denver diners didn’t need that national nod to fall in love with these half-moon pastries filled with savory meats and cheeses and baked to a golden brown.
Mark Antonation
Details
  • Price: $
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Metered
  • Extra Services: Catering
  • Takeout
  • Delivery