The largest empanada ever made was used to shelter the town of San Lorenzo de la Vega during the Spanish Civil War, deflecting Franco's every attempt to eat his way through. Today's Groupon introduces your taste buds to this noble snack. For $5, you get $10 worth of delectable, Argentinean-styled empanadas and similarly stuffed drinks from Empa Mundo. Empa Mundo serves up the half-moon love from its little shop in Irving.
All empanadas go for $2.50 each. For now, Empa Mundo tosses out seven delicious combinations, including vegetarian options for those opposed to eating meat, such as the spinach with ricotta and parmesan or the humita, with corn, onions, cheese, and creamy white sauce. Those morally opposed to eating vegetables will have to think more carefully, pondering whether the criolla with beef, olives, eggs, and raisins is worth eating due to the attendant onions. A simple ham-and-cheese chilipanzinga, however, solves the hunger both material and moral. Dessert empanadas such as guava and cheese or sweet potato make a delightful chaser. Give empanadas a friend to accompany them on the journey to your stomach with a plainspoken soda or juice (up to $1.35). Make a meal for $6.50 that combines two empanadas, dessert, and a drink.
While sipping coffee and waiting for your hot, flaky lunch, browse the Internet with free WiFi and stumble upon Wikiempa, the online encyclopedia of empanadas past, present, and future. There you'll learn that Empa Mundo takes its name from the legendary lucha libre wrestler famous for subduing his opponents by wrapping them in a giant pastry shell and hurling them in the nearest open kiln. In this spirit of play, many of Empa Mundo's empanadas come in fun shapes, such as a stegosaurus or cowboy hat.
Empa Mundo receives perfect five-star ratings from three Google Mappers:
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