I went to the counter section, not the restaurant next door. They have many different pastries and 3 kinds of empenadas: beef, chicken and cheese. I chose one chicken and one beef.
He heated them up, and WHOA!!! The chicken empenada was the best I've ever had. Moist and flavorful inside, with plenty of filling consisting of chicken, onion, potato, and even hard boiled egg. The crust was done perfectly, with an egg wash over the top to give it that shine. This was a delight.
The beef empenada was also quite good, but a little more greasy than the chicken version, of course due to the amount of fat in beef versus chicken. But overall, also a pretty good empenada.
I would travel here for the chicken empenada, in fact I'll probably travel there tomorrow to have another one and try the corn tamale. Maybe I'll squeeze in one of the pastries, too.
4354 Melrose (at Heliotrope, 1 block east of the Normandie/Melrose offramp of the 101 north)
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