It's not that the food is mind-blowing, or the service is extra amazing, or that the environment is killer, or anything like that. They execute a consistently good meal fast, tasty, no-nonsense, and affordable every single time. Five-star lunch spot for the working local, doing one simple thing fantastically, every day.
Apr 24, 2019
Love this place. Only open Monday through Friday from 11am to 2pm so they are busy, but they provide quick service. Empanadas are the best I've had anywhere. They've enlarged their menu options too.
Jun 17, 2019
Well seasoned, delicious hand pies, tostones, and yucca fries. Sad they are not open for dinner/weekends since I live down the street and only had the opportunity to try them when working from home, but I will be going back at the next chance!
Jun 16, 2019
Went with coworkers. Food was good but not a big fan of fried food.
Apr 20, 2019
Hadn't been here in years. Well, that was a mistake. The meals are delicious and reasonably inexpensive. Gotta make the journey over here more often!
Jul 31, 2019
A fast, consistent, and budget-friendly lunch option in the RTP area. The empanadas are good, and Sarah's usually has some pretty decent daily specials throughout the work week as well. Staff have always been friendly and accommodating.
Jul 31, 2019
Not fancy, but definitely yummy!Great empanadas and super fast lunch service.
Aug 13, 2019
Food is served very quickly and it is always consistently good.
Oct 20, 2019
Been going here for years. Not much has changed other than the ownership. Maybe I've just grown tired of the menu, but the food was uninspiring. Serving sizes seem to be smaller than back in the day, but the prices are not. My other complaint is the decor, tables and chairs have never been updated. Some of these chairs are so old there's no padding left in the seats. Found it very uncomfortable on my lower back. For that reason I have no plans to return.
Aug 29, 2019
Good food and environment. I ordered the two chicken empanadas and half rice and beans. They took forever +1 day for my food to come out and I was the last served at our table. However, the empanadas were excellent! So, I wouldn't avoid going there if someone wanted to go but it wouldn't be my first choice.
Dec 13, 2019
Great late evening place. We went at the last minute to eat a vegan meal & it was Great!
Mike Kilmartin Sr.
Dec 6, 2019
Good food came out fast at a busy lunch time
May 17, 2019
Great empenadas! Even better with great people.
Nov 9, 2019
First time I've truly had authentic empanadas. I ordered a Beef Empanada, a chicken and cheese one and a mushroom and cheese one. Both the Beef and chicken empanadas were great and flavorful. The mushroom and cheese were more on the bland side, but the salsa they serve really enhances the flavor.
I give this place 4 stars mostly due to the fact that you will smell like fried food for the rest of the day. They do not have proper ventilation in the store and it reeks of hot oil. I felt kind of embarrassed to be back at work smelling so bad.
Add proper ventilation and this is easily a 5 star restaurant.
Apr 11, 2017
This is a great spot for your lunch break. The service is prompt and friendly, and they drop your check when they bring your food so you can get up and pay at the door as soon as you're ready. The empanadas come very quickly and are consistently good. Prices are reasonable. Sarah's offers a reliable, pleasant experience that won't make you miss your afternoon appointments.
Edit: recently tried the fried yuca and it is delicious!!
Jul 8, 2020
One of the best value spots in the triangle. The empanadas are extremely good and cheap as hell, and the salsa is unique and incredible.
Dec 16, 2015
One of my favorite lunch spots. They are only open for lunch Monday-Friday, and they usually get packed around noon.
The Bolivian baked empanadas are awesome.
I usually get the SPINACH WITH CHEESE and the CHICKEN WITH CHEESE with HALF RICE and HALF BEANS; but you can't go wrong with any of the selections here.
The sauce that comes with the meal is also made in house and is scrumptious.
Oct 5, 2016
Quick service and the empanadas are consistently good for baked empanadas. Their chicken and cheese is like a higher quality hot pocket and their spinach empanada is simple but delicious. The only thing I'm not a fan about is their furniture - it has a repurposed Chinese buffet feel to them.
May 11, 2018
I had the cheese and chicken empanada, and a beef and cheese empanada with a salad and it was delicious and very filling! Wait staff is awesome as well.
Oct 10, 2020
Really nice empanadas for a really great price.
Feb 5, 2021
My favorite lunchtime spot in Southern Durham. Delicious and fast.