12 About Town’s Top 12 | Empanadas

Thank you to Bocata Latin Grill & Rancho Tipico Restaurant for letting me come in to get video!

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:

Feel free to vote for your favorite restaurant for empanadas!
Please note: this is not a contest, no winners…just a fun way to highlight the growing food scene in RVA

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Happy Empanada

1203 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond, VA 23225

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

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Bocata Latin Grill

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

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Kuba Kuba

1601 Park Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220

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

403 N. Ridge Road, Henrico, VA 23229

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

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Casa Del Barco

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.

11800 West Broad St. Suite 2516, Richmond, VA 23233 

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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Empanadas Market

1110 Westbriar Dr, Henrico, VA 23238

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

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Emilio’s

1847 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

Monday – Sunday | 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

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La Bodega

104 N 18th St, Richmond, VA 23223

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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Havana 59’

16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219

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. – Midnight
Sunday | 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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Pollo Campero

7826 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235

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

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Rancho Tipico Restaurant

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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