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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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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102 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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9 reviews
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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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank R and M G
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Visited Phillips museum - of course cafe was jammed. Bumped into Panas on the way back to metro. Shared the $9 special for (4) empanadas -- they and the chips were plenty for a light lunch. Had chicken, pork, corn, and veg - they hit the spot! This was a "perfect" lunch - good food, very fast, inexpensive, small venue... More 

Thank xsoccer1
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent empanadas at a great price. They are baked, which is nice for the health conscious. Several varieties were offered, so there's something for everyone, including vegetarians. Three is the perfect number to order for a lunch or snack. Each empanadas is stamped with letters, so you know which is which when you pull it from the bag. The salsas... More 

Thank ladydebba01
Florence, South Carolina
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Go to Dupont Circle and eat at Panas--you won't be disappointed! Try as many empanadas as you can!!!

Thank Karen S

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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
Latin, Fast food, South American, Spanish, Argentinian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?