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Showing posts with label DC Empanadas. Show all posts
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Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Munchies: DC Empanadas

Next on the food truck list was DC Empanadas, who I spotted at Farragut Square. Having already recommended them as a work lunch place for Official Friend of DCWD Power without actually trying them, I thought it best to actually inform my opinion.

On this trip, I tried all three of the regular empanadas on the menu for that day: The El Greco (spinach, feta, ricotta, onion, garlic), the Badass (chicken in buffalo sauce, bleu cheese), and the Ropanada (ropa vieja inspired shredded beef, rice in tomato sauce). In the spectrum of size and cost for empanadas, these were slightly bigger and slightly more expensive than Panas, and slightly smaller and slightly less expensive than Julia's. Still, these packed a lot of flavors; the Badass especially brought the heat in a way I wasn't expecting. The El Greco was my actually my favorite, giving a good amount of savory flavor despite the lack of a protein.

At $3 a pop, a fun mix-and-match in terms of a meal, and definitely a worthwhile truck to chase down.

Taste Test:
3 Forks (out of 5)
Perfect for: A midday empanada when you can't get to a brick-and-mortar place.