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Julia's Empanadas

1000 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
+1 202-789-1878
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible2%
10 Oct 2016
“Good food at an even better price”
16 Apr 2016
“Quick, affordable lunch”
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Latin, Fast food, Chilean, South American
1000 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife is Mexican and has been craving homemade empanadas. While planning a trip to DC we found this place on a cheap eats list because we were wanting to save money. We stopped by and got a chorizo empanada and a Chilean empanada. Both...More

Thank TJ25504
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Had the lunch special, which included an "entrée" empanada, dessert empanada, and drink for around $7. Staff was quick and helpful, and lunch was very good (I ordered the Jamaican).

Thank Melody B
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

I tried Julia's empanadas in 2012. Since I was in Adams Morgan, I decided to give it another try. The server was extremely aggressive and rude. I was planning to have a seat but I changed my mind after he yelled at me because I...More

2  Thank HelenaGuerra
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Julia's Empanadas is always a good choice for fast, convenient, easy to carry, deliciousness. The jerk chicken, the traditional beef, the veggie all good. Julia still is at the helm and she insists on quality food and a well run shop. Headed to the Mall...More

Thank cosmic_beancounter
Reviewed 2 December 2014

I waited a LONG time to try these empanadas and they did not disappoint. Stick with the spicy meat, pulled chicken or veggie... once you try going with another ethnic taste, (like spinach and cheese), they lose their authentic feeling. I couldve eaten these all...More

Thank DAWN V
Reviewed 24 April 2014

The place was a little crowded with no bathrooms so I can't give this a full five stars. There is a good selection of empanadas that taste wonderful. The Jamaican empanada was mouthwatering but the chilean one with the beans was not to my taste....More

1  Thank Jimminnie
Reviewed 9 April 2013

These are the best empanadas I have tried in DC! They are open until 4am! And its not uncommon to find a large line at 3 am! The owner is very kind and the prices are very good.

Thank Viajeroconbuengusto
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Julia's was introduced to me by a co-worker years ago and I've gone back every opportunity I've gotten. Hands down one of the best places in this country to get empanadas! Even better, get them and sit in the circle and eat and people watch....More

Thank iamhungry0210
Reviewed 27 February 2013

Stopped by after drinks in the bar next door. Excellent to fill a hole! Two is more than enough. Kept hot until back at hotel.

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 5 November 2012

They may not be the best every, but they have so much going for them that I can't help but recommend them: filling, fresh, consistent, and reasonably-priced. Great for a late night nosh or an actual lunch/dinner. Make sure you get one of the deals!

Thank Meg H
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  • Address: 1000 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington DC, DC 20005
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-789-1878
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