Empanada's Place

3011 Harbor Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


  • Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Empanada’s Place is an Argentine restaurant in Costa Mesa. From the start, the Gil family knew how to succeed by offering a galaxy of empanada choices that simultaneously appealed to mainstream and che boludo audiences alike. That way, Newport Beach housewives can nibble on savory beef and chicken types, while Argentines devour regional specialties such as salteñas, fugazzas (a take on Argentina’s take on a cheese-and-onion pizza) and empanadas stuffed with cured eggplants. Regardless of choice, OC has always loved Empanada’s Place’s way of making them: huge (largest in la naranja), delicately fried and so substantial that two are more than enough. And for people who don’t want to pig out? It sells tiny, cocktail party-sized ones, too.

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    One awesome OC culinary development I would've never forecast in my years of reviewing restaurants is the rise of empanadas as a thing. Many a party I've been to this decade had empanadas as snacks alongside taquitos and cold wraps,...

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