Maria Empanada

1700 Platte St.
Denver, CO 80202
303-458-9420
Critics' Pick
Maria Empanada +

Mark Antonation

Details

  • Vegetarian Friendly, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Metered Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
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.

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