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Panas Gourmet Empanadas

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2029 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
+1 202-223-2964
12:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well decorated, small empanadas shop in DuPont circle. Our hotel was a few steps away. Stopped in for a combo. Well priced. Good variety. Drips (dipping sauces were yum too). Will def stop by again the next time I'm craving empanadas. Cheers!!

Thank Nevin H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Outstanding customer service. Great latin music and empanadas are every bit as good as in Buenos Aires. SE was my fave!!

Thank Loandiner
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I went here because I had never heard of Empanadas. It was not busy on an early weekday evening so service was rapid. I had the 4 Empanadas combination meal which was just about right for dinner for one. You order by the two letter abbreviation of the fillings that you want (there are both savoury and sweet). The same... More 

Thank TJCLeicester
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

We tried a few of their empanadas and all were quite good. They are on the small side so you may need a few if you want to fill up, but they offer combo meals. They also have fresh juice. We tried the Lulo which is supposedly a kiwi like fruit. It was very good. The customer service was also... More 

Thank nld2676
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Just the right size of snacks before we went to the pub. An extensive choice of fillings too. Quick and cheap but not a reflection on the service and the decor. Just wish I had this on my doorstep in my home town that's all!

Thank Steve M
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

You can choose a mix-and-match lineup of tiny non-fried (baked) pies, which arrive on a long wooden platter. Then you bite into each one and try to figure out which flavor it is, from the list of stuff you ordered. They all look exactly alike. They have various meats, veggies, Italian flavors, Mexican flavors, you name it. They even have... More 

Thank Margaret M
Schaghticoke, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Never had empanadas other than at a convenience store, so I am a rookie, but these are amazingly tasty. Pimenton and aji drips also great (and hot). Store staff also most friendly and helpful. Great low cost meal! Highest recommendation.

Thank Deejub
Saint Cloud, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This makes some amazingly tasty food and their staff is really friendly. We ordered the meal for two and loved it. Their guacamole is one of the best I've had.

Thank DaHof
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Visiting for a conference and was looking for something within walking distance of Hilton. My husband is a picky eater but enjoyed being able to pick and choose. Empanadas were hot and fresh and tasty. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank nmgayton
Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We arrived after walking around the bookstores in the area. It was rather early, but they already had a good selection of empanadas available. We ordered a tray of eight, and our server showed us the different kinds of filling they had at that time. For your convenience, the empanada crust has a two letter code stamped so you will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
South American, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2029 P St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-5948
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-223-2964
Panas specializes in Latin fusion gourmet empanadas, crescent- shaped turnovers, stuffed with well seasoned combinations of meats, vegetables, spices, fruits, and sweets. Our recipes are inspired by the idea of Latin Fusion cuisine; a culinary concept based on creating new recipes by combining traditional and modern culinary techniques and mixing ingredients from different countries in the Americas. The only empanadas’ tradition we want to preserve is that empanadas a great idea and fun package for food.

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