8570 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA
Phone: (310) 385-0445
Gourmet Empanadas (Spanish, Italian, Argentinian ) Prices: $2.95 to $21.95
Major Cards Reservations: ?
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 8:00am-9:30pm / Sat 9-10 / Sun: 10:00am-9:00pm
Drinks: Soft, espresso & other coffees
In an area where high quality is a standard, they go to great lengths to
ensure the best meats, vegetables, etc. and this shows up in every bite you
take of the delicious morsels to be sampled here.
Entrees: Empanadas, Tostinos, Sandwiches, pizza, salads,
Drinks: One of the selling points for
me was that they make espresso and capuccino on a Pasquini machine. I'm sure
it's the restaurant version of what I have at home, but I had to try it and I
wasn't disappointed. They also feature Sifon Argentinian Sparkling Water,
sodas, Italian Sodas, juices, ice tea and iced Mate.
A good list to choose from, from Tiramisu to Tres Leches.
The Empanadas are the distinguishing menu item, costing $2.95 per and with
eleven variations including the breakfast treat, bacon and eggs. One of the
other things that attracted my eye and plate was Nonna's Lomito Plate, a
prime filet mignon sandwich with salad. This is where the the rubber, in
terms of meat quality, hits the road, and it's tops. Meat gourmets should
Pretty limited storefront size, so dining inside can get cramped. But they
set tables outside on the street to handle the overflow.
Unfortunately, I came at a time when a shift in personnel took place and the
service was affected. Once that was out of the way they were attentive and
served with a lot of pride in what they put down for your dining pleasure.
Location and Parking:
On the western edge of L.A., closely bordering Beverly Hills, the area is a
mini restaurant row. Close by Mt. Sinai hospital and Towers, no doubt the
clientele includes a few doctors and patients. Parking is mostly metered
street parking. Side street parking is restricted.
~ Jules Brenner, 7/11