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Island Empanada

Latin, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Fast food, Spanish
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601 Portion Rd Ste 13, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4584
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ronkonkoma, NY
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

over priced, small portions and not that great of a place to dine in. Very disappointed in this place. never returned.

Thank Loves2travel271
Ronkonkoma, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

5 stars for this place. The owner has Puerto rican back round, but this plave has more Caribbean flair. Little clean place, good service, great deals. We always get the family box, with a big side of rice and beans. Favorites shrimp and mango, latin shrimp and the lil potato balls. A definite eat when on Ronkonkoma

Thank karensQ3717PM
Ronkonkoma, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great food great selection friendly Would like more specials not just lunch always enjoy not a long wait

Thank kedias9123
New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Loved the food- definitely will go back! Lots of choices, can eat in or take out and the prices are great.

Thank crishy
New York
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Island Empanada has soooo many flavors of empanadas! I tried a few different kinds and my favorites were the pernil, the chorizo, and the barbecue. The plátanos maduros (sweet plantains) were delicious! The rice was tasty, but lacked the traditional Spanish sofrito flavor. The prices are fair for the great quality of the food. The staff is very friendly as... More 

Thank Mamasita29
Holbrook, New York, United States
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Counter service place does empanadas of all kinds really, really well. Lots of different flavors offered, all in perfectly crisped, never greasy shells of tasty pastry. Owners are local guys who promote and support education, high school sports and service to our country.

Thank George K
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

My husband and I love Island Empanadas it is very convenient for us when I don't feel like cooking. Their empanadas are delicious, my granddaughters love them too.

Thank jamame46
Lake Ronkonkoma, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Little meat pies fried to a golden brown. HELLLO.. Served with great rice and beans.. come get latin fix here!! GREAT price $10 for 3 empies, a pile of rice and beans and a big scoop of plantains

Thank waayback
Long Island, New York
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Honestly, we were staying a hotel in the area and stumbled upon this place. I called ahead and placed a pick up order. It was ready in 10 minutes. We have six varieties of empanadas and not one of them disappointed!!! The chipotle beef was my favorite and it had a solid spicy kick to it. The chorizo and potato... More 

Thank Tony S
Ronkonkoma, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great empanadas, many different flavors. Sweet Plaintains and chorizo my favorite. I did take out. it took a little time because they are fried when ordered.

Thank celi60

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Latin, Puerto Rican, Caribbean, Fast food, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Portion Rd Ste 13, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-4584
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Ronkonkoma
  • Phone Number: 6316176427

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