Tell us where to find your favorite empanadas in Boston

Plus, we want to know what you love about these hand-held delights.

Empanadas at Buenas
Empanadas from Buenas in Bow Market in Union Square, Somerville. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

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From dumplings to pierogis, momos to samosas, virtually every country can lay claim to some sort of stuffed dish. And right now, we want to show a little love to the almighty empanada.

Believed to have originated in northern Spain, empanadas are now prevalent in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, and other Latin American countries, as well as Portugal, the Philippines, and the Caribbean. The fillings in each country are just as varied: Stuffed with meats, vegetables, cheeses, seafood, spices, eggs, and more, an empanada can cater to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.


To find the best empanadas in Boston, we’re turning to you, our empanada-savvy readers. Where have you found empanada perfection? What’s your go-to order? Maybe it’s the Choriqueso from the recently-opened The Nada Cart, or the empanadas de carne from El Peñol, or the Big Papi empanadas from Pikalo.

Let us know in the survey below, or send an e-mail to [email protected], and we’ll put together a guide to Boston’s outstanding empanada scene.


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