$1 Empanadas All Week From Cuba Libre And Caviar (But You Gotta Be Quick)

If this doesn't make you want to celebrate you're dead inside

So here’s the deal. In order to celebrate…something (but maybe just the awesomeness of empanadas), Cuba Libre and Caviar (the delivery service) have a deal for you. They’re offering $1 empanadas all this week.

Actually, it’s four $1 empanadas (making it a four-empanadas-for-four-bucks deal for those of you who don’t like doing basic math), and delivered right to your door, but there are two catches.

Catch 1: You need to use their secret discount code (which won’t really be a secret any more once I tell you after the jump).

Catch 2: There are a limited number of these offers available each day.

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It’s National Empanada Day


The registrar of food holidays has declared that today, April 8th is National Empanada Day and that means bargain empanadas around Philadelphia.

Cuba Libre is celebrating by offering empanadas for just one dollar between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Also, all month, the Old City Cuban restaurant is donating 50 cents of all empanada sales to Philabundance.  In addition to the charitable effort, each empanada purchased will earn a raffle ticket. At the end of the month, all tickets will be entered into a drawing with the winner claiming free empanadas for a year.

Jose Garces’s Rosa Blanca is also offering dollar empanadas. All day, the cheese empanadas are being discounted. So head out and celebrate the empanada.

Gavin’s Is Hosting Another Empanada Fest Today

Gavin’s Cafe at 26th and Pine is hosting another Empanada Fest today. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the empanadas will be coming heavy. But as much as we love empanadas, don’t sleep on the Maicenitas, an Argentine cookie sandwiche with Dulce de Leche filling.

Order two empanadas and a cookie for just $6.50.

Gavin’s Cafe [Facebook]

Six Pack: Empanadas In Philly

One could argue that the two best things in the world are meat and fried food. If you are the type of person who would make such an argument, then feast your eyes on the empanada. 

The empanada is a crispy pastry stuffed with meat, cheese, fruit, or anything in between, depending on the chef. Most typically served in Latin cuisine, the empanada can count as a small snack or an appetizer leading up to a gut-busting meal.

Luckily for you, Philadelphia has several options to satisfy any one of your empanada cravings.

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Empanada Fest Today at Gavin’s Cafe

Today from 5 to 7 p.m. the attractive Gavn’s Cafe at 26th and Pine is celebrating Argentine Week in Philadelphia. The cafe will be offering four kinds of empanadas (beef, spinach, ham and cheese, chicken) as well as Alfajores, Argentine cookie sandwiches with Dulce de Leche filling. Choose any three items for just $6.50.

Gavin’s Cafe [Facebook]

Empanada Curse Continues

My bad karma empanada curse continues. Today, comes word that Cuba Libre’s late-night empanada bodega, Empanada Alley will not open next Friday. Turns out neighbors are concerned that the after hours empanada stand would bring too much noise to Strawberry Street between Second and Third Streets in Old City.

Alma Cuba owner Barry Gutin says “We recently learned there are a few families living in the buildings surrounding our back door, including one with a set of 10-month-old twins, whose sleep we do not wish to disturb.” Gutin will feature the concept as a mobile stand going forward. Follow @EmpAlley for details.

Empanada Alley [Twitter]

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