12 About Town’s Top 12 | Empanadas

12 About Town’s Top 12 | Empanadas
An empanada is a baked or fried pasty made in Latin American cultures. (Source: Pixabay)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - If you haven’t had an empanada you are missing out!

An empanada is a baked or fried pasty made in Latin American cultures. Everyone has their own way of making empanadas but the pasty is typically corn or flour based. Again, this base all depends on the type of restaurant you are visiting and the Latin American country they are from.

Empanadas are made by folding dough over a stuffing like meat, cheese, corn or really anything you can think of.

The name comes from the Spanish verb empanar, which literally translates as “enbreaded”, or wrapped or coated in bread.

Check out 12 About Town’s Top 12 places to get empanadas in Richmond:

Tuesday – Friday | 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.Saturday | 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.Sunday – Monday | CLOSED

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4725 Walmsley Blvd, Richmond, VA 23234

Tuesday – Thursday | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.Friday – Saturday | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.Sunday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Monday | CLOSED


Monday – Thursday | 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.Friday – Saturday | 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.Sunday | 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday – Friday| 11 a.m. – MidnightSaturday – Sunday | 9 a.m. – Midnight


320 South 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219

Monday – Friday | 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.Saturday | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.Sunday | 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Monday – Friday | 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.Saturday | 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.Sunday | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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1110 Westbriar Dr, Henrico, VA 23238

Monday – Friday | 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.Saturday – Sunday | 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.


1847 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

Monday – Sunday | 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.


Tuesday – Wednesday | 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.Thursday & Sunday | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.Saturday | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.


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Monday – Thursday | 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.Friday – Saturday | 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.Sunday | 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

8902 W Broad St. Suite D Henrico, VA 23294

Monday – Tuesday | 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.Wednesday – Saturday | 4 p.m. – MidnightSunday | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.


Monday – Friday | 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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Monday – Thursday | 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.Friday | 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.Saturday – Sunday | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.


5711 Hull Street Rd, Richmond, Virginia 23224

Sunday – Wednesday | 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.Thursday – Saturday | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.


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