One of the secrets behind our mouth-watering, finger-licking empanadas is our French-inspired pastry crust. While most empanadas are fried, we bake ours to perfection in small batches to ensure the flaky, buttery crust is just right. We also make sure to use fresh, local ingredients to create the empanada fillings people have come to know and love.
This is the food your mother and her mother lovingly made in their kitchens. Yeah, we know. We’re a little biased, but our empanadas are really that good. Don’t believe us? See what others are saying about us. El Porteño Empanadas has been featured by many local media outlets as a must-stop shop for foodies in the Bay Area.
In the Press
Fire up your taste buds and read what others are saying about El Porteño’s empanadas.
“There's one item we can't resist at the Island Earth Farmers' Market at the Metreon: El Porteño's handmade empanadas. We found our favorite by accident. We'd ordered a jamon y queso, but when we got home discovered the sweet surprise of crunchy corn kernels instead of the ham and cheese we were expecting—the counter person had mistakenly slipped us a humita, which, besides corn, contains roasted red peppers. We wanted more. On our next visit, we did try the equally excellent jamon y queso (the filling of prosciutto, Fontina, and mozzarella reflects Argentina's large Italian population). As with the humita, the pastry was buttery and flaky, more like puff pastry than the solid crusts of other empanadas around town.”
“The Ferry Building boasts a tremendous number of tempting dining choices – and you’ll face that same decision-making challenge with the warm, flaky Argentinian pastries at this kiosk right by the main Embarcadero entrance. Mushroom and Parmesan? A classic beef or chicken? A very seasonal San Francisco offering like asparagus or corn? Saving room for dessert isn’t even a question. The dulce de leche and banana empanada has a razor-sharp taste that hits on a searing sweetness blended with a salty edge and umami (really, what magic makes this particular caramel so special?) and only gets better after the first bite when dulce de leche comes oozing out like a molten lava cake. While we’re on the dessert subject, try the miniature cookie sandwiches, alfajores, because there is no such thing as too much dulce de leche.”
“... Don’t miss the Oxbow’s newest tenants, Bar Lucia, a rosé and sparkling wine bar; Lappert’s Ice Cream, a seasonal ice cream cart; and San Francisco’s El Porteño Argentine restaurant. All are worth a visit, and many are now offering online ordering and curbside pick-up.”
“Pocket change left over from farmers-market shopping scores Argentine pocket pastries packed with local flavor at El Porteño. Vegetarian versions like acelga (organic Swiss chard and Gruyère) and humita (Brentwood sweet corn and caramelized onions) are just as mouth-watering as classic jamon y queso (prosciutto and fontina). Save room for dulce de leche alfajores (cookies with gooey caramel centers).”
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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