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Ruben’s Empanadas

122 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.727148 -73.985579
nr. 7th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-979-0172 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Latin American
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Nearby Subway Stops

L at First Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.; F at Second Ave.



Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

Houston St. to 14th St., Ave. C to Lafayette St.


This venue is closed.

Since 1975, Ruben’s has been the go-to takeout counter for empanadas. Each one is hand-wrapped and baked in a small Brooklyn factory, then delivered in warm, daily batches to all the Manhattan display cases. While 22 varieties pack the menu, some with health-friendly touches like broccoli and ricotta wrapped in whole wheat dough, the three most popular players tend to favor carnivores: beef (seasoned with raisins, onions, cumin, and cinnamon), spicy chicken (with touches of tomato sauce and cilantro), and Argentinean sausage (a beef-pork blend with a nice sour kick of red wine sauce). You can sit in these little cafes if you want, but Rubenesque fans prefer their empanadas heated in-house and taken to-go.

Recommended Dishes

Argentine sausage, $4; beef, $4; spicy chicken, $4