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“Love them Empanadas”
Review of Jumbo Empanadas

Jumbo Empanadas
Ranked #1,578 of 8,996 Restaurants in Toronto
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
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Neighbourhood: Chinatown
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Fresh and Flavourful Chilean Soul Food!! Love the fresh salsa!!! Gets very busy on Saturdays!!

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Thank Emma J
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Reviewed 16 February 2012

Don't bother with the imposters... these are the real deal and fresh made pico de gallo to boot!! Our fave is the juicy beef empanada, laced with salty olive, sweet succulent raisins and aromatic melt in your mouth caramelized onion.... how can you not stop in and stuff your face on the best bargain in Kensie?? YUM!

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Reviewed 6 January 2012

We just love Kensington Market and the cultural diversity that it offers. Jumbo Empanadas is an easily missed nook tucked back from the street. A busy place to stop and partake in a little "pocket" of Chile. Perfect for lunch or a snack. You definitely must pair the Empanadas (a turnover style meat or cheese pie) with a Chilean vaso de vino tinto! Chin, Chin!

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Reviewed 1 December 2011

This is the perfect place to have a little piece of home in Toronto. Pastry tastes as home-.made, ingredients are carefully selected and the taste is excatly the same than in South America. It's great to have it as a quick lunch at work (not very messy, easy to reheat) or at home. I love empanadas, and Jumbo Empanadas are great. Highly recommended. There is room to stay and eat in, although I prefer to take them out (Kensington Market is not one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Toronto, but I definetly go to buy Jumbo Empanadas). Price is great for the amount and quality of food served. They also sell beer, which "pairs" perfectly with empanadas. The staff is very friendly.

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Thank mainasb
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Reviewed 23 November 2011

I'm not a big fan of the atmosphere...Jumbo empanadas is a dumpy little place in Kensington market. The counter service (stand in a long line to order, and wait a long time for it to be ready) is slow and often confused. The place is better suited for students, ones who wear Arafat scarves and shirts adorned with various left wing political buttons, looking for nourishment before heading off to the "occupy Toronto" or anti G20 rallies.

I go to Jumbo Empanadas because the Empanadas are the best I've ever had. I usually order the beef empanada (filled with moist, flavourful ground beef, hard boiled eggs, olives, raisins, etc) and a couple of cheese empanadas to wash it down (and an Inka Cola to drink). The salsa (that you have to request) is amazing. I've also ordered the Humitas (corn pie), which is great, and I even had a salad there that was fantastic. To avoid the wait and the riff raf, I've ordered cold empanadas to go, which freeze and heat up very well in the oven.

Definitely worth the trip to Kensington!

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Thank tadak
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