Monica Prestia

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Born in Buenos Aires and raised in Bensonhurst, Monica loves all things Brooklyn - especially the Verrazzano Bridge. She left a corporate media career to launch her own boutique ad agency and works closely with chefs and artists so they can attain an artistic and economic balance. She’s also a Depeche Mode devotee that loves authentic Neapolitan pizza and Argentinian Malbec.

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NYC Guide

The Best Empanadas In NYC

Aside from the obvious allure of biting into a hot, crunchy pouch, the most exciting thing about NYC’s empanadas is the vast range of styles.

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NYC Review

Cafe Argentino

Cafe Argentino is an Argentinian spot in Williamsburg with a great parrillada and live tango.

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NYC Review

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is an Argentinian spot in the East Village with great empanadas, mollejas, and provoleta.

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NYC Review

Criollas Baked Empanadas

Criollas Baked in Columbus Circle makes some of the best empanadas we've ever had.

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NYC Review

El Gauchito

El Gauchito is a classic Argentinian spot in Elmhurst with great empanadas and more meat than we could ever imagine.

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NYC Review

Empanada Loca

Empanada Loca is a Colombian spot in Greenwood Heights with excellent empanadas.

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NYC Review

Nuchas Artisan Empanadas

Nuchas is an empanada stand near Koreatown with a huge variety of handheld treats.