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Sarah's Empanadas

4.5

5410 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 544-2441
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Sarah's Empanadas

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Photo of Mac Lee Mac Lee
May 16, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Marilyn Prickett Marilyn Prickett
Apr 24, 2019 5

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.

Photo of Jet Sperlazza Jet Sperlazza
Jun 17, 2019 5

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!

Photo of Sytechedge Sytechedge
Jun 16, 2019 3

Went with coworkers. Food was good but not a big fan of fried food.

Photo of Steven Daniels Steven Daniels
Apr 20, 2019 5

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!

Photo of Meaghan McGrath Meaghan McGrath
Jul 31, 2019 4

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.

Photo of Julie Vazquez Julie Vazquez
Jul 31, 2019 4

Not fancy, but definitely yummy!Great empanadas and super fast lunch service.

Photo of Denilson Nastacio Denilson Nastacio
Aug 13, 2019 5

Food is served very quickly and it is always consistently good.

Photo of John Foley John Foley
Oct 20, 2019 3

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.

Photo of John Morris John Morris
Aug 29, 2019 3

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.

Photo of Zaid Alemam Zaid Alemam
Nov 9, 2019 4

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.