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The Best Empanadas in the San Francisco Bay Area

Joseph’s sister, who trained as a pastry chef at the famous La Varenne Culinary School in Burgundy, France, helped develop our signature recipe. We use champagne vinegar to inhibit gluten development and add softness to the dough. Additionally, our chefs keep the dough chilled below 60 degrees and gently press it, rather than mix it, to avoid overworking the dough. All this assures a delicate, flaky pastry that is the perfect home for our unique fillings.
Specialty Drinks


The perfect mix of sweet and savory, this recipe features Keller Crafted Meats’ grass-fed beef and cage-free, hard-boiled eggs seasoned with cinnamon, brown sugar, and broth-plumped raisins. With sautéed onions, green olives, and a pinch of salt.


This El Porteño Empanadas exclusive is our take on a Chilean recipe—Machas à La Parmesana—except, instead of clams, we use fresh shrimp from the Bay. Creamy, Italian-style Parmesan cheese and snappy green onions are the finishing touches to this unique recipe.


Local farm, Far West Fungi, curates a fresh blend of mushrooms depending on what is in season. We sauté them with shallots, aged Parmesan, and crème fraîche for a flavorful empanada.

La Maradona

Named after beloved Argentinian soccer star, Diego Maradona, we based this empanada on his favorite dish, Caprese salad. This empanada mixes local tomatoes with aromatic basil and creamy mozzarella cheese for a delicious dish we think Diego—and you—would love.


One of our most popular spring orders. Nothing beats the local asparagus from Zuckerman’s Farm sautéed in garlic and olive oil and brightened with lemon zest. With smoked Gouda cheese and roasted red peppers.


For more than 60 years, Californians have been sustained by local, humanely-raised poultry from Mary’s Free Range Chicken. We oven-roast the organic chicken breast and marinate it in raisins for a hint of sweetness. Topped with roasted onions and green olives.

Jamon y Queso

Our twist on a traditional ham and cheese sandwich, except we use salty prosciutto and sweet Fontina cheese.


Listed as one of the “Top 100 Things To Eat in San Francisco Before You Die,” this recipe is the empanada version of Joseph’s favorite food—Argentinian pizza. With layer upon layer of aged white cheddar cheese and piled high with white onions and oregano.


We sauté local, organic Swiss chard with garlic and toasted pine nuts in a white wine glaze before melting creamy gruyère on top of this delicious empanada.


Kids love this Argentinian classic made with sweet corn and milk. Roasted red pepper and onion purée add an extra splash of flavor.


This empanada features lamb braised with Malbec, diced onions, tomato paste, and an aromatic blend of basil, parsley, and oregano.


One of our most popular empanadas. Local, organic spinach is complemented by Keller Meats’ smoky bacon, house-made maple syrup, and a light sprinkling of salty Parmesan cheese.

Banana y Dulce de Leche

Mashed bananas covered in sweet dulce de leche, folded into our signature crust, reminds us of the breakfasts our moms used to make back home in Argentina.


Crisp apples with raisins soaked in Pisco and brown sugar makes for one of the most delectable and unique empanadas in San Francisco. With cinnamon, lemon, and ginger.


A Ferry Building specialty, our sweet Cereza empanada tantalizes the palate with tart black cherries simmered in Malbec.


This fall, treat yourself to this fan favorite. With creamy pumpkin, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, anise, and clove spices.


There’s nothing like a fresh batch of house-made chimichurri, a cold Argentinian sauce that is a must-have side for our empanadas. Our flavorful recipe contains parsley, minced garlic, a sprinkle of oregano, red chili pepper flakes, olive oil, salt, pepper, and a hint of tangy vinegar.


The perfect answer to an after-dinner sweet tooth, these traditional Argentinian shortbread cookies have a dulce de leche center on the inside and a light coating of powdered sugar on top. Delicate and crumbly, you’ll want to devour every flavor of these gourmet treats.

Alfajores Flavors

Dulce de Leche (Argentinian Caramel)
Limon (Lemon)
Frambuesa ​(Raspberry)
Membrillo (Quince)
Anana (Pineapple)

Specialty Drinks

In addition to coffee and hot chocolate, El Porteño brews house-made yerba matè—the “national beverage of Argentina.” Derived from holly leaves and made like tea, this traditional drink has numerous health benefits and a refreshing, earthy flavor.

Cafe y matè
Café chico (espresso)
Café doble (americano)
Café con leche (latte)
Submarino cargado (mocha)
Chocolate negro ​(milk chocolate)
Chocolate blanco (white chocolate)
Cappuccino add submarino (hot chocolate served with a chocolate bar)
Matè cocido con leche (matè with frothy steamed milk)
Housemade tereré (cold yerba matè)


Headed to a last-minute event and don’t want to show up empty-handed? Grab a tray of our traditional Argentinian cookies for your work party, baby shower, or birthday celebration—your friends will love you for it.

Alfajores Platter

An assortment of 12 Alfajores, your choice of flavors.


We partner with local farms to bring you the freshest seasonal flavors. All our salads comfortably serve 8-10 people.

Ensalada Mixta

Mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and shaved red onion. Dressed with champagne vinaigrette.

Ensalada de Palmitos

Mixed greens, hearts of palm, beet, beetroot, and hard-boiled eggs. Dressed with champagne vinaigrette.

Ensalada de Alubias

Black beans, black-eyed peas, celery, red onion, and cilantro. Dressed with red wine vinaigrette.

Seasonal Fruit Salad


Round out a table full of our empanadas with one of our delicious sides—they all comfortably serve 8-10 people.

Humita En Olla

Stewed organic corn with fresh basil and onions—a traditional Argentinian favorite!

La Acelga Salteada

Sautéed rainbow chard with pine nuts and wine-steeped raisins.

Arroz con Sofrito

Yellow rice with sautéed peppers and onions.

Frijoles Sudamerica

Stewed black beans with Argentinian chorizo or bacon.

Chimichurri, 16oz.

Our housemade dipping sauce.

Salsa Criolla, 16oz.

Traditional tomato and pepper sauce.

Salsa Roja, 16oz.

A classic, colorful sauce with a touch of heat.




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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you accommodate food allergies/sensitivities?

We will work hard to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Please let us know what your needs are and how we can help.

Are reservations required?

No! We pride ourselves on quick, convenient service whenever you choose to visit us.

What kind of seating do you have?

We don’t offer traditional sit-down service. Instead, walk right in and grab an empanada anytime!

Contact Us to Try the Best Empanadas in San Francisco

We serve the best empanadas in San Francisco! But don't take our word for it. Visit us at either one of our locations, including our various farmer's market locales.

Don't forget, you can also order online for local hot delivery, or even frozen empanadas shipped right to your door!

The Ferry Building

El Porteño Empanadas, Ferry Building Marketplace
1 Ferry Building, #18
San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: 415-513-4529

Oxbow Public Market

El Porteño Empanadas, Oxbow Public Market
610 1st St
Napa, CA 94559
Telephone: 415-513-4529


El Porteño Empanadas, 
700 2nd St, San Francisco,
CA 94107
Telephone: 415-513-4529

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