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Sarah's Empanadas


5410 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 544-2441

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Photo of Taylor Rivers Taylor Rivers
Dec 15, 2023 5

Went there today. I had the Jerk empanada, rice and beans with salad. It was wonderful! The Chipotle dressing on my salad was so good. My daughter had the steak empanadas which she also enjoyed. The food was served hot and fresh. Definitely will go back.

Photo of Jennifer Gronskei Jennifer Gronskei
Dec 2, 2023 5

Ate here for the first time today around 2pm. I had the spicy cheese empanada with rice and the soup if the day, which was chicken and I loved every bit of it. The crust was crispy and crunchy but soft on the inside and so flaky, it was delicious! My daughter already had her a lunch so she had the churros and she said they were the best she ever had. My husband had the beef and cheese and the jerk chicken empanadas with 1/2 beans and 1/2 rice. He loved it and thought it was amazing! All the flavors were spoton, nothing tasted the same like food tends to andwe were very pleased. The staff was so kind and she checked on us about 1/2 way through and was very nice. The restaurant is very cool looking, a lot of cool trinkets and things from their country and everything was very eye catching. Next time we will sit in the larger room and play Eye Spy. There was only one other couple there and that suprised me, with their food and service they should have lines out the door! Thank you for a great late lunch, we will be back.

Photo of Chuck Peterson Chuck Peterson
Dec 1, 2023 5

Have you ever been "off the beaten path", hungry, and looking for a place to eat? If you're a bit like me, you'd really like to find that gem of a place - NOT the cookie-cutter, National restaurant chain kind of place, but a place that when you're finished eating, you say to yourself, "I have to remember this place next time I'm in the area". Well, Sarah's Empanadas IS that place. Having stopped there about 1.5 years ago while on business, I found myself in the Durham area on business once again. I knew where the restaurant was but honestly, didn't remember the name. Nevertheless, I drove to this little "strip mall" at the corner of 55 and Sedwick in south Durham hoping it was still there. To my delight, it was. I've had empanadas before but NEVER like the ones Sarah serves. Obviously, these are hand-crafted (you can tell by the fork marks used to seal them), crispy, light burn marks on the pastry outer shell and full of hot chicken, pork, potatoes, cheese and other good stuff. Please see the pic of the menu. The interior decor is so unique and comfortable. It's as if I've been invited into a cook's personal kitchen and dining room. It's the first time I've ever had Chipotle dressing on a salad. If you're in the area, you've got to try it.

Photo of Kerry Bartlett Kerry Bartlett
Nov 25, 2023 5

Had the chicken and cheese empanada today. Big, fat, fresh and flaky. Coming from Southern California, this is the best Bolivian style I have had on the East coast. Spicy barbecue sauce was fantastic too.

Photo of Ass Hat Ass Hat
Oct 10, 2023 4

I got a broccoli and cheese empanada and a chicken and cheese empanada. They were both good. I was only able to eat half of each and took the rest home, so one would have been enough for me. The sauce they give you with them was good on the chicken and cheese empanadas and it wasn't spicy at all. There were lots of cool arts and crafts on the walls. The employees were really nice and kept coming to check on us. My husband and I were the only customers in there at the time, but it was around 3:30pm.

Photo of Lyd B Lyd B
Aug 9, 2023 5

Nice vibe, great customer service!! Loved the jerk empanadas and geeen sauce