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$10 for $20 Worth of Empanadas and Chilean Food
The menu features nine kinds of empanadas, which plump with fillings such as spicy beef ($4.50 each; $23/half dozen) or mozzarella and shrimp ($4 each; $20/half dozen). Other offerings include a pan-seared sirloin with a sunny-side-up egg ($9.50).
At award-winning Empanada Queen, Katherine Vallejos focuses on perfecting the many varieties of empanada, filling baked or fried dough shells with mouthwatering beef, chicken, and cheese. This dedication has propelled her creations onto Avenue’s list of 25 Best Things to Eat in Calgary. Vallejos’s eatery seasons the meats with medleys of eggs and olives, as well as turning out vegetarian varieties stuffed with mozzarella or spinach. Though these empanadas soak up most of the limelight like a traveling family band, other creations do earn space on the menu. Sirloin pairs with avocado or a sunny-side-up egg, and helpings of puréed corn, chorizo, and freshly cut fries pile onto plates.