What You'll Get
Choose from Four Options
- $22 for a dozen empanadas & three sauces valid Monday-Thurs ($34.50 value)
- $22 for a dozen empanadas & three sauces valid Friday-Sunday ($34.50 value)
- $39.99 for 2 dozen empanadas & six sauces valid Mon-Thurs ($69 value)
- $39.99 for 2 dozen empanadas & siz sauces valid Friday-Sunday ($69 value)
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in or Carry-out only. Not valid for delivery. Franklin location not open on Saturday & Sunday. Valid at all 5 Chicago stores. Not valid for food truck. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.
They're a common food in several Latin countries, including Colombia, Puerto Rico, and Mexico, but empanadas are made a bit differently in Argentina. “We have an edge because we actually bake them,” Nicolás Ibarzabal, co-owner of 5411, told the Decider in 2009. ”Here in Chicago there are a couple of places that offer empanadas, but they're pretty much all deep-fried. We like to think of ourselves as the new healthy frontier of empanadas.”
Today, at locations on Clark Street, North Avenue,West Division St, North Franklin St, and North Southport Ave, 5411's chefs make the flaky baked treats in nearly 15 different flavors. You'll find traditional hand-cut beef empanadas as well as Americanized versions including barbecue chicken, which Ibarzabal admits is one of his favorites despite chuckles from his Argentine friends. Along with friends, he started 5411-a mash-up of Argentina's country code, 54, and Buenos Aires's city code, 11-in 2009 as a catering company before rolling out a food truck and finally opening the first shop in Lakeview. That shop makes deliveries by the dozen, and the same pale-blue food truck-perhaps the catalyst for 5411's success-still takes to the streets daily, urging office dwellers to emerge from their cubicles and horses to escape from their buggies.