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Makus Empanadas

Makus Empanadas
Categories: Restaurants & Bars, Mexican
1125 North Carolina 54, Durham, NC 27707
(919) 390-7525
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Avg User Rating: 5 out of 5
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MĀK.us / em.pa.NAH.das

Trying to figure out how to pronounce it? It’s simple: Make us empanadas. As in what we do for you, all day, every day.

What is an empanada?

An empanada is a Spanish or Latin American pastry turnover filled with a wide range of savory ingredients, which usually consist of a variety of meat, chicken, cheese, vegetables or fruits.

Their popularity has spread beyond the traditional countries like Argentina to become truly international and trendy.

Our Story

Long before they got together over a few cervezas to sketch out the concept for Makus Empanadas, Hernan, Santiago, and Ricky were best friends growing up in Argentina. Inseparable since preschool, they did everything together: overturning their tricycles into a muddy ditch, battling each other in sports, exploring Buenos Aires' nightlife.

Their list of memories is long (and quite entertaining), but two things remain constant throughout: the good company, and the empanadas. Whether going out with friends or gathering with family at an asado—their pimped-out version of the American backyard barbecue—empanadas were always involved.

The guys have long dreamed of sharing their all-time favorite food—with absolutely everyone. More importantly, they want to share the strong sense of community that this little pocket of intense flavor seems to bring with it, wherever it goes. Their authentic recipes come from grandparents, passed down to the kids in their home kitchen. Makus Empanadas is built around the belief that good food doesn’t have to be complicated and that the best memories can be built around something as simple as a pack of empanadas.

Maybe also a good Malbec.

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WRAL & Yelp Reviews

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Natasha G. Aug 6, 2017
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I'm glad I've tried this place and most of the empanadas, but the food needs more oomph! I've had all of the vegetarian options as well as the chicken one... (more)
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Katie H. Aug 6, 2017
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Simple little order-at-the-counter restaurant. The dining area and bathroom were both extremely clean. The staff was super friendly and helpful. I love the... (more)
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L K. May 24, 2017
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I'm always looking for unique, tasty, fresh and authentic food and was pleasantly surprised to find this awesome Argentinian empanada place that does not... (more)
guspec08 Jan 24, 2017
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Outstanding empanadas. A wide variety of options for vegetarian, vegans, and meat lovers as well. Chipa bread (cheese bread) is excellent as well. Strongly recommended.

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