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Empa Mundo

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3977 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75038-5706
+1 972-746-4516
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was gonna be in area for a meeting so we just stopped in. They just do empanadas. And they are inexpensive . There were people there who are regulars so I figured it was going to be good. My husband and I had brisket, cheesesteak, pulled pork and criolla. They were all fantastic. Then we split a banana and Nutella... More 

Thank Ellen O
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

While visiting the area, we decided to see what interesting dining options were nearby. This caught out eye because it is so highly rated and unique. I had never had empanadas before, so off we went. Empa Mundo is a clean, modest, small local eatery located in a strip mall, but the food and flavors, and service were quite good.... More 

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Again, I've been in this city for so many years and I'm just finding the gem!!! The owner is awesome and makes the attempt to know her customers. So, you want to know about the food? IT'S AUTHENTIC AND EVERYTBING YOU DREAMED OF IN AN EMPANADA. My fave is the brisket, but there are plenty to choose from and even... More 

Thank 6tra
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We drove from Shreveport and this was the first place we ate. It is always worth the drive whenever we are in the DFW area. Very fresh and they all taste great. Small dining room and hard to find diamond in the rough!!!!

Thank Crazyivan22
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I have been there many times and love the food. I prefer the brisket and Chilipanzinga empanadas. You cannot go wrong!

Thank Kelly C
Kettering, Ohio
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66 reviews
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

My husband & I sampled 8 or 9 of the 18 empanadas and they were fantastic. Simple concept: 18 different empanadas ($2.99 each in Jan. 2017), some savory, some sweet, and beverages (and complimentary cups of water) -- that's it. On the sweet side, both the Nutella/banana and the guava/cheese empanadas were just plain heavenly. For the savory, the chicken,... More 

Thank Kathy L
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My boyfriend and I stopped in this place right after our plane landed at DFW since we needed a bite to eat. This place was amazing and I highly recommend it. The lady working there was very friendly and chatted with us during our meal. She mentioned that the cooking is authentic from Argentina and taught us a little about... More 

Thank Tessa B
Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I was in Dallas for a conference and we found this place on Yelp. These empanadas are amazing! Filled with delicious ingredients that made my stomach so happy. I got the pulled pork, spinach, and cheesesteak empanadas. Three is definitely the way to go. The atmosphere is great and great service too. When I'm back in Dallas, I'll be visiting... More 

Thank casimiera
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a neat little place that you might drive right past and not notice. It's in the middle of a non-discript shopping center. The Empanadas are EXCELLENT. The service was very friendly and quick. I don't know what the sauce is that they give you, but it is really good! I'll stop back next time I'm in town.

Thank Pete7919
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Remember dropping in to visit Mom when you knew she'd be cooking your favorites? If those times were enjoyable and memorable, then you really need to stop by Empa Mondo. Engage with the very friendly and talkative Owner/Chef (always on duty); select from a wide variety of meats and deserts; relax in the small, intimate kitchen-like dining area; and indulge... More 

Thank Robert D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Latin, Argentinian, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3977 N Belt Line Rd, Irving, TX 75038-5706
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Irving
  • Phone Number: +1 972-746-4516
Empa Mundo is happy to bring Gourmet Argentinean empanadas to the metroplex! Come visit us for pleasant service and a delicious meal!! It's a super casual mom and pop spot, and we're BYOB, so bring a bottle or 6 pack with you if you'd like. See you soon!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?