Tradition & Passion

Serving Brooklyn Since 2015.


Great food is the universal love language—especially when it’s Latin influenced. As Brooklyn natives, we wanted to provide our own South Slope neighborhood with a unique experience of the worldwide comfort food—empanadas. Here at Empanada Loca, we’ve grounded ourselves in the traditions of Latin American cuisine. Hailing from Colombia, our head chef, Rosa Suarez, masterfully recreates the generations-old recipes passed down to her by her mother. From those roots, we’ve developed an inspired recipe for over 42 types of Empanadas. Alongside our crave-worthy empanadas, we’ve assembled an array of carefully crafted sauces and other fusion dishes. Although the flavors we put into our plates are expansive, the integrity of each meal remains constant. Whether baked or fried, food should be honest, and that’s how we make it; using only top notch ingredients and sourcing locally and grass-fed meats whenever possible.


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Traditional Atmosphere

We’re very excited to have the opportunity to enrich our community through our distinctly creative and authentic Empanadas and service. Come by our cozy-casual joint for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! We invite you to take part in this savory experience second to none. Empanada Loca will satisfy your crave, we’re sure of it. Please also try our …

  • Street Tacos
  • ArePizza’s (Arepa Pizza – Gluten Free!)
  • Soups and Salads
  • Hot Dogs, Burgers, Wraps, and Sandwiches
  • Create-Your-Own Dinner Platers


Ingredients & Flavours

Our flavors were born in the heart of Columbia, South America, but have been infused with influences from Brazil, Argentina, and more. Add to that the Brooklyn-born flavour sensibilities that our owners possess and your craving for Latin-American fusion cuisine will be satisfied.

The food is delicious and the empanadas are LIFE! The people are wonderful and the service is great. I am super happy they opened. I am officially a loyal customer.

Lisandra Torres (Yelp Review)