Republica Empanada

204 E. 1st Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85210
Best Of
Republica Empanada +

Jackie Mercandetti


  • Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
It’s a sensation here and abroad: the filled turnover. It can be the savory-sweet and hearty Bolivian variety known as a salteña, the Chilean sort typically stuffed with seafood, or, as in Argentina, the country with which most Americans associate the empanada, a baked savory pastry packed primarily with seasoned ground beef. But at República Empanada, the inviting spot of Latin American comfort food in downtown Mesa, empanadas provide a comfort-food journey through Latin America. More than 20 savory and sweet creations ranging from straightforward to unusual come with an excellent fresh and tangy signature green salsa you'll probably find yourself using on just about everything. Favorites include the República Chicken, shredded and moderately flavored meat, and the Caribbean-inspired Pernil, a slow-roasted pork that is mouthwateringly moist.

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