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El Gauchito

El Gauchito is one of the oldest Argentinian meat markets/butchers and restaurants in New York. The empanadas at this Elmhurst classic are traditionally baked with savory chicken or grilled beef ($1.99 a piece), which you can also get delivered frozen and ready to bake so you’ll always be ready for an impromptu empanada party.

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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.