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Panas Gourmet Empanadas - CLOSED

4731 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2954
+1 301-657-7371
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
29 Mar 2015
“Great food!”
29 Mar 2015
“Great. Fast. Tasty”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Latin, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4731 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2954
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Reviewed 29 March 2015

My colleagues and I looked for someplace unique to have lunch, and chose Panas. We each ordered their combo with three different empanadas, plaintain chips, and dipping sauces. All the empanadas were great, and the sauces were fantastic. I'd definitely eat here again if I'm...More

1  Thank Mick P
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

I kind of fell into this place. I was trying to find a place to park in Bethesda and was having problems. I ended up parking near this restaurant and checked out the good reviews here. The empanadas were fresh and very tasty. The dipping...More

2  Thank PRF63
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

The flavors are so amazing. Fresh sauces with any number of empanada fillings. And the guacamole with plantain chips .... Delicious!

1  Thank Donald C
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Many of the other urban Bethesda restaurants are jaded with big city, no-nonsense, no smile service. Not Panas Gourmet Empanadas! I've been meeting friends there for lunch for the past few years and always impressed with their attitude and appreciation for our business. Its genuine...More

2  Thank Circumspect
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Planned to go to Potbelly Sandwiches for lunch with a friend. Got parking easier than expected, and dropped in a Barking Dog Saloon to check the menu and ambiance -- definitely not a day time crowd, though it seemed nice. Opted to try Panas, since...More

1  Thank COTraveller33
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I love something a little out of the ordinary and this is exactly that. Panas is a great place to get a quick bite to eat without having to spend a fortune or settle for typical american fast food. The staff is extremely friendly and...More

2  Thank IAmTSha
Reviewed 20 November 2013

My son surprised me fir dinner and took me to this place. Was not sure what to expect so it was nice surprise. The place is a bit small, so can get a bit crowded. The food comes out very fast and it's very fresh...More

Thank Ptc5852
Reviewed 26 September 2013

We had just checked into our hotel and wanted to get a good lunch and found this restaurant through the TripAdvisor app. We weren't disappointed! We each got the 3 empanada combo. My wife enjoyed the Popeye (spinach, get it?) and the smoked eggplant. I...More

2  Thank kurokitty
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Stumbled across Panas' down a few stair on P Street in Washington near the DuPont Circle. Excellent selection of empanadas, dipping sauces and salads. To quench your thirst there is also Sangria. The tray of 8 empanadas was very good value and very filling.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

I was so excited to try this place out! When I got in, I was wowed by the clean atmosphere, the Latin/salsa music and the friendly employees. I loved that it was like a lounge setting as opposed to your typical restaurant setting. For me,...More

Thank arzatefam5
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4731 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2954
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-657-7371
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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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