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Old 08-15-2012, 05:08 PM
 
Location: London, England
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Hi Everyone,

Back in London, a Chilean friend of mine introduced me to a restaurant that sold the most gorgeous fried empanadas I've ever tasted: sweet mussels, tender squid and shrimp cooked in a garlicky, tomato sauce and stuffed into deep fried heaven!

Now with Texas' close proximity to South America, I was kinda expecting (hoping) to find an abundance of these babies but Google hasn't done me any favours so far.

Anyone able to help me out with recommendations?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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manena's on westheimer. dont have seafood but they are good and cheap

marini's perhaps?
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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Hi Everyone,

Back in London, a Chilean friend of mine introduced me to a restaurant that sold the most gorgeous fried empanadas I've ever tasted: sweet mussels, tender squid and shrimp cooked in a garlicky, tomato sauce and stuffed into deep fried heaven!

Now with Texas' close proximity to South America, I was kinda expecting (hoping) to find an abundance of these babies but Google hasn't done me any favours so far.

Anyone able to help me out with recommendations?
I would love to know where to find these as well!
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:55 PM
 
Location: League City
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There's a Peruvian restaurant in League City, but I don't know if they do seafood empanadas. I forgot the name, but its easy to Google.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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Seafood empanadas????????? That is sacrilegious. Beef and potato go into empanadas. Maybe El Paisa on Richmond.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:38 PM
 
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Default Goode Seafood Company....

This restaurant has some, it is not a main course, but rather an appetizer, but good anyway. Way too small though. I could make a meal of them.
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Old 08-16-2012, 04:26 AM
 
Location: 77441
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try over on Long point/Gessner/Blalock area, there are several Perevian restaurants w/strong seafood menus in that area...

I know of prolly 20+/- SA restaurants in Harris county area that serves empanadas, I know of none that serve what you're askng for.


If you sweet talk the owner over @ Emporio Brazilian Cafe , he could make you some...
Emporio Brazilian Cafe
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Seafood empanadas????????? That is sacrilegious. Beef and potato go into empanadas. Maybe El Paisa on Richmond.
I've never had that one,
but in Venezuela we make "Empanada de cazon" it is the best empanada that you'll ever had...
BTW, don't ask what's "cazon" until after you ate it. (cazon = shark)
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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Hey Dopo, that is if they don't give you Raya (Ray) instead gotta watch out where you buy them
I know Deli's cafe in Cinco does make the real thing....

To the original poster, probably Marini's is your best bet... 2 locations... Cinco Ranch (Mason @ Westheimer Pkwy) or Westchase (Westheimer & Beltway 8)

Usually Chilean/Argentinian empanadas are made of flour and cooked in the oven...

Venezuelan empanadas (my favorites are made of corn and friend...

Hey Dopo, how about a Pabellon empanada at the ferry terminal in Pto. La Cruz!!?? rice, black beans, meet and a fried platain... now that's what you call an empanada!!! I'm hungry now!
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Hey Dopo, how about a Pabellon empanada at the ferry terminal in Pto. La Cruz!!?? rice, black beans, meet and a fried platain... now that's what you call an empanada!!! I'm hungry now!
I would eat a mud cake in Puerto La Cruz and enjoy it. (Mochima)
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