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Republica Empanada

204 E 1st Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210-1442
+1 480-969-1343
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pernil” (15 reviews)
“empanadas” (83 reviews)
“cubano” (14 reviews)
Opens in 25 min
Latin, Central American, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
204 E 1st Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210-1442
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

We ordered the empanadas... after all this is Republica Empanada... Yay!!1 Right? No... sorry to say, but the empanadas were tasteless... we had pork, chicken, and beef empanadas and could not tell the difference. They were a little salty... the dessert empanadas were very good,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The food is good and authentic. The service is rushed and all over the place and not very courteous. There is also this mysterious 3% surcharge which they attribute to an increase in the Arizona minimum wage. I have not seen that anywhere else.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Michelle W
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Excellent Empanadas, i lived on East Coast for over three decades and i had the opportunity to taste many different Empanadas (including my girlfriend's mother). Those are the best.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Corrado L
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Republica Empanada has the best! They have a nice selection of flavors. I highly recommend you try it! Delicious!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Virginia B
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim looking for someplace new. Had the Gallo Pinto, a huge mound of rice and black beans with peppers and cilantro and fried yucca, awesome! Also had empanada platter with the cubano and boricua pork with rice and black beans on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank David S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I've been coming here for a couple years now, not a regular but when I'm in the neighborhood. The last time I was here, my favorite empanada was on the lunch special deal, the "El Capitan" (beef, egg, olive & raisin), so of course I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank akdeepdiver
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I can't say enough good thing or give good descriptions of Republica Empanada. The food is fantastic! Just go! You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Mike F
Reviewed 3 July 2018

A quiet place just off the main drag in Mesa. Very welcoming. Great service. The empanada dough was very light, almost hovering above my plate.The inside was truly delicious. A secret tip is to dunk the empanada in the green salsa before taking a bite--...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank subterranean_jack
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We had several different varieties of their empanadas and they were all great! The portions are huge though, I shared a meal with my almost 5 year old and we still had leftovers.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank edelen06
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

While visiting my daughter we drove to Mesa to eat at this empanadas restaurant I had seen on an episode of DDD. I had told my daughter about it and she tried it out last year and said it was good. I was not disappointed!...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Genia P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 E 1st Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210-1442
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-969-1343
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