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Mama's Empanadas

85-05 Northern Blvd., Jackson Heights, NY 11372 40.755892 -73.882528
nr. 85th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-505-9937 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Latin American, South American
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Daily, 24 hours

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at 82nd St.-Jackson Heights



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • 24-Hours
  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Roosevelt Ave. to 25th Ave., Junction Blvd./94th St. to 70th St.


This chainlet’s extensive range of patties come in two forms: bronzed, crimped crescents of tender wheat dough, or gritty, golden corn pockets. Empanadas can be ordered either oven-baked or fried in soy oil, with beef, chicken, and beans headlining the fifty varieties and some less orthodox alternatives. An expanded menu now includes meat platters with beans and rice, but the most interesting options are still wrapped in dough. A ham and cheese empanada gets a Cuban spin with the addition of chewy pork, and the Hawaiian comes with chunks of pineapple. Reflecting the diversity of Queens, there’s also Italian (sausage and peppers), Polish (kielbasa and sauerkraut), and Greek (spinach, feta, and mozzarella) iterations. You can dip your picks in Russian dressing, red hot sauce, or a fiery green cilantro dressing. The most avant-garde combinations, however, are for dessert, like the peanut butter and banana, or a blend of salty farmers cheese and sweet caramel, dusted with powdered sugar. Cobalt-blue counters on three sides accommodate eat-in patrons since there are no tables, and yellow walls provide a cheerful backdrop, even in the overnight hours when black-car drivers stop in for pocket-sized sustenance.

Recommended Dishes

Chicken corn empanada, $1; beef wheat empanada, $1.50; sausage and egg patty, $1.50