We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Mama's Empanadas

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4218 Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside, NY 11104-3004
+1 718-729-1303
08:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

12 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 10: English reviews
Level Contributor
36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a takeout restaurant. They make every kind of empanadas and they are very very good. Must go back again. They also have plates of food as well.

Thank Deirdre C
North Bethesda, Maryland
Level Contributor
48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The empanada shell is very good but sometimes it is hard to determine the flavor of the filling. The dessert fig, cheese and caramel is a star.

Thank Jay W
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
3,996 reviews
1,580 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 538 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

no matter which location I've gone to, the empanadas are the best# fairly clean and you can order for pick up or eat them there. They cook to order so better to call before you go.

Thank Bernardo F
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Eat these do not hesitate get them now. The combination works. It REALLY works order them tonight eat them fresh.

Thank allicatsimmons
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

My best friend and I wandered around trying to find something to eat. Came across Mama's Empanadas. Small place, nothing fancy but the Empanadas ARE SO GOOD!!! We bought a variety and they were all so good! Not greasy at all, very crispy and fresh and HOT . Let them cool a bit before taking a bite ..The girl gave... More 

Thank Jennifer D
New York
Level Contributor
181 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

I went to Mamas based on the great reviews on Trip Advisor. Although Mama's has an "A" in the window from the department of health, it doesn't look "A" clean. It's definitely not a comfortable place to eat your empanadas after you order them. As for the empanadas, I ordered the #3 special which included 6 empanadas, corn only, no... More 

Thank roccoz18
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We thought these would be little bites, when they arrived they were a lot bigger and very good value for money. The broccoli and cheese was very nice and so was the elvis.

Thank Gapster13
Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Loved the shredded beef/potato and the caramel/queso cheese empanadas. My husband and I had lunch for under $13 - including drinks and dessert.

Thank MattAndRhi
Frisco, Texas
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

This is a very small restaurant in NYC. The average wait time is 1-2hrs. So, that tells you that the food must be good. During my time in NYC, we would make sure to stop by there at least once a week. The food and a full pitcher of Sangria would cost no more than $40

Thank Leyokizola
Level Contributor
47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

It's mainly a take out place that has the best empanadas I've had in the States!! You can have a full meal there with just a few dollars because their empanadas are very inexpensive. They have about 30-40 different flavored empanadas. I've tasted many of their empanadas & they're all great. They have a selection of wheat , corn or... More 

1 Thank navitt

Travellers who viewed Mama's Empanadas also viewed

Sunnyside, Queens
Sunnyside, Queens

Been to Mama's Empanadas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Latin, Spanish
Restaurant features
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4218 Greenpoint Ave, Sunnyside, NY 11104-3004
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Sunnyside
  • Phone Number: +1 718-729-1303

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mama's Empanadas staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?