Best Of 2006

Best Empanada: Mr. Empanada

Among the several styles Mr. Empananda serves, we’ll take the traditional, tangy beef, a half-moon of greasy, meaty deliciousness. The shell usually gets juicy from the innards, while still somehow remaining golden brown and crunchy. The best part lies within — the beef is vibrant with spices and pepper, and the inclusion of olive bits is a nod to the cultures that originated this treat.