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Panas Gourmet Empanadas - CLOSED

4731 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2954
+1 301-657-7371
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
29 Mar 2015
“Great food!”
29 Mar 2015
“Great. Fast. Tasty”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Latin, Fast food, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
4731 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2954
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21 - 30 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 8 January 2013

We took some empanadas back to the room and re-warmed them which isn't the best way to evaluate food but they were still very tasty. While waiting for our order we saw the other food which looked and smelled delicious. Worth a try.

1  Thank MabelNY
Reviewed 6 September 2012

I only got to the P Street location but went back many times. Staff were so friendly and willingly offered advice to a novice empanada-eater. My favorites were the Chicken Pesto, Smoked eggplant and Popeye (spinach). The Salsa Verde (green) and the Pimento sauce were...More

Thank 11Globetrotter11
Reviewed 5 August 2012

Wednesday evening 1st August 19:25 From this point on I write as I enjoy. (Thank you Mr Larson) Like others this review is for the P Street location, it would be nice if Trip Advisor could set up a separate page for such reviews I'd...More

Thank ianx1london
Reviewed 17 July 2012

I’ve been there twice and for some reason my first experience was good but my second time there which was over the weekend, was way better. Of course this depends on which empanada you end up choosing. I went with a friend and ordered a...More

Thank silarem
Reviewed 9 July 2012

You might think a few appateezers were a low-cal meal. Certainly not true of Panas. That's the main drawback of an otherwise great lunch place.

Thank Sportin-Maggie
Reviewed 24 June 2012

I found this cool place by chance (as it is slightly, just slightly, off the maine grid) and boy, am I glad I found it! The staff was friendly and the ambience was special (great interiors and fantastic live music) and the best part were...More

Thank TravelingNut1972
Reviewed 2 May 2012

We had lunch at Panas in Bethesda Md with friends. While the menu is extensive and hard to decide on what to have, it seems all the choices are Excellent! We had chicken, veggies, ham, pork and cheese empanadas and LOVED all of them. Service...More

1  Thank Pat G
Reviewed 24 April 2012 via mobile

This is for the site on P Street in DC...cold rainy day of touring was much fortified by a wide variety of fresh warm empanadas with mild or hot sauces on the side. Not a fancy stop, but friendly and the perfect change-of-pace.

Thank knkotter
Reviewed 20 April 2012

I haven't had empanadas since I lived in Bogota (decades ago), and this place brought back great memories. Their selection is great - pork, beef, vegiterian empanadas, salads, beer, sauces (mild to spicy) and plantain chips. All of it was cooked and served quickly, and...More

Thank sfairborne2001
Reviewed 15 March 2012

We got the happy hour whcih included like 8 empanadas and some platain chips for like $15.00 It was a small quaint place with fast service and really good empanadas. Well worth an inexpensive dinner.

Thank Playwrightmajic
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4731 Elm St, Bethesda, MD 20814-2954
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-657-7371
  • E-mail
Panas specializes in Latin fusion gourmet empanadas, crescent- shaped turnovers, stuffed with well seasoned combinations of meats, vegetables, spices, fruits, and sweets. Our recipes are inspired by the idea of Latin Fusion cuisine; a culinary concept based on creating new recipes by combining traditional and modern culinary techniques and mixing ingredients from different countries in the Americas. The only empanadas’ tradition we want to preserve is that empanadas a great idea and fun package for food.
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