Empanadas seem to be appearing on more and more menus at Atlanta restaurants and pop-ups these days. While empanadas originated in Portugal and Spain and are now found in countries throughout the world, the most common variations in the U.S. tend to be those from counties in Latin America. The crescent-shaped turnovers are traditionally made by rolling dough over a savory filling, like beef or chicken, before being fried, sometimes baked, to a golden brown. The type of dough used and fillings vary by country, and even by region within that country. Depending on the size of the empanada, one is typically enough to make a great snack, especially on-the-go. Here are 16 restaurants, bakeries, and pop-ups to grab empanadas around Atlanta.
Disclaimer: A number of Atlanta restaurants on this map have resumed dine-in service. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the Georgia Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelinesRead More