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Julias Empanadas - 18th St. NW

Adams Morgan
Fast food, Salvadoran, Chilean, South American
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2452 18th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
+1 202-328-6232
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon 11:00 - 22:30
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 02:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 04:00
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Cedar falls
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318 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Having stayed in the area for three days this was something different to try. Overall it was not bad, I would try another but it's not something I would rave about. I also had their strawberry and cream cheese pastry, that too was not bad at all.

Thank PhantomB222
Tampa, Florida
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

At the recommendation of a family member we were on the lookout for a Julias Empanadas place when we visited DC recently. They have 3 locations and we were surprised when we stumbled upon the place while we were walking around Adams Morgan (neighborhood). They have a great 'meal deal' and you get a savory empanada, a sweet empanada and... More 

Thank Barbara S
Elizabeth, NJ
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We were at a party across the street and came here for that late night snack. Well I was floored by the quaility and the taste. My favorite was the guave and peach! I will be telling everyone about this place on all their trips to DC

Thank lovestoparty
Jacksonville, Florida
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134 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Great hole in the wall place to grab a quick bite to-go. FYI they have a minimum $10 charge for using cards. The curry chicken and Chilean empanadas are awesome.

Thank Jadeyjade07
Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

I've had my share of hispanic empanadas and these are the BEST I've ever had. The chilean was to die for. I would give this place 10 stars if I could. This was our first time in DC and as we strolled by looking for a cheap eat, we found Julia's and thank God we did. We also tried the... More 

Thank Celz22
Bronx, New York
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

My husband had spent the entire day walking through the tourist sights in DC and were looking for a takeout option so we can just get back to our hotel room, eat and go to bed....Julia's offered just what we were looking for and then some....we went with thier specials - choice of dinner empanada/dessert empanada along with a soup... More 

Thank L M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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421 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

Went for a light lunch; 1 empanada, soup and salad for two was a great intro to this place. Homemade and great flavor. Only three bar stools; very cramped, but that is Adams Morgan. Recommend.

Thank GypsyTraveller94
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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178 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

I'm the carnivore and found the beef empanadas excellent, very flavorful with great texture. The saltenas (chicken) was too mushy for me. The spinach and cheese were excellent altho' once again vegetarian husband said "3." The veggie empanada was very mushy and for me not at all palatable. Overall excellent and at a big city price that can't be beat.... More 

Thank DPD123
virginia, United States
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

Have heard a lot about his place from friends but tried it for the first time last month. Was not disappointed at all. Awesome tasting and fresh empanadas for very reasonable price. The size of empanadas is pretty decent too (coming from a 180 lb guy ). I tried the turkey one and loved it! It's a very small shop... More 

Thank Unser W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

Get the Jamaican, from my experience it's the best. If you're hungry for a full meal and you eat a lot, get two. Don't get the dessert ones, the regular ones are just better. If you have enough room for dessert, get a Jamaican and a chorizo. Don't worry about not having a place to sit, an empanada is the... More 

Thank brandon1989

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Fast food, Salvadoran, Chilean, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:30
11:00 - 04:00
11:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2452 18th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-328-6232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?