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Juan & Maria's Empanada Stop

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280 N Union St, The Rochester Public Market, Rochester, NY 14609
+1 585-325-6650
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue 09:00 - 14:00
Thu 08:00 - 14:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Rochester, New York
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Juan & Maria's Empanada Stop is a cool eatery within the Rochester Public Market. Juan and Maria are the owners and they specialize in homemade breakfast and lunch empanadas and other South American treats. Juan and Maria's Empanadas Stop are a must stop for the best empanadas in Rochester.

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Thank Matteo A
Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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155 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Everyone loves this place. It is good, cheap eats by public market standards. I like the folks who work this stand. They are super friendly and efficient. I think lots of people come to the market primarily for this venue.

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Thank MarieIC
Baltimore, Maryland
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Delicious way to start the day with a Juan and Maria's Empanada. Fresh, delicious and reasonably priced. Can also highly recommend the plantains !

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Thank UVBBE
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Have eaten here several times at the Public Market. The first few times 8 years ago, the crust was flaky and the flavor out of this world. Now not so much the last 2 years. Was at the Public Market on July 2, 2016 and the Empanadas flavor was okay, but the crust was not flaky at all. The crust... More 

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Thank tipper22
Rochester, New York
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Located at the Rochester Public Market this is a nice quick and delicious breakfast stop to enjoy while you shop for your weekly fruits and veggies. A must taste!

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Thank Janine M
Rochester, New York
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Jaun and Maria's Empananda Stop is a must-do feature of the Rochester Public Market. Whether having the signature empanadas or beans and rice, or tostones, etc. You will be pleased. Their various salsas are excellent and available for purchase as well.

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Thank L F
Rochester, New York
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Crispy, crunchy, hot and delicious. Empanadas at 8am on a Saturday? YES! Eat them there and take some home. They serve record amounts of empanadas every week and they are supposed to be expanding soon. Juan and Maria are the real deal. They've been doing this a long time and it shows! Don't leave the Rochester Public Market without stopping... More 

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Thank Jazzana
Rochester, New York
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120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Who doesn't love an empanada? Perfect for snacking and definitely tasty. Give it a try and I promise you'll want more.

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Thank AviMom2006
Rochester, NY
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2014

The empanadas here are fresh, hot and a true treat! Lots of different choices and a fantastic value! I start my Saturday morning trip to the Public Market here with a breakfast empanada so that I am not shopping hungry. The owners are right there making sure that you, the customer, is happy!!!

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Thank ENBlack
Dansville, New York
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The display that the Rochester Public Market provides for the vendor is pretty bland, however the caliber of the food served is INCREDIBLE! DO yourself a favor and visit these folks, great value, great empanadas!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Latin, Fast food, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
09:00 - 14:00
Thursday
08:00 - 14:00
Saturday
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 N Union St, The Rochester Public Market, Rochester, NY 14609
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-325-6650

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?