Bergen Restaurants Have Among the Best Empanadas in Jersey

team at revealed their picks of New Jersey’s 39 best empanadas, for National Empanada Day 2024 (Read Full List).

Celebrated annually on April 8th, empanadas are as “economical compact car of the fast food universe”.

Empanada Mania in Bergenfield (Website) made the cut as they have in previous years.


The Washington Avenue restaurant features a rotating selection of traditional and non-traditional empanadas.

Noches de Colombia in Fairview (Website) had empanadas that were “hearty and filling” along with their “distinctive hot sauce”.

Empanada Mami’s in Garfield (Website) made the list with their daily specials and dessert empanadas.

The Original Empanada Factory in Lyndhurst (Website) was favored for their chicken that “boasted more than the usual seasoning”.

Empanada Shop in Wood-Ridge (Website) got highlighted for their beef, chicken and guava & cheese options.

The list itself was first published in 2019 and has been updated annually since then.

For those interested in how the list was specifically tabulated and ranked, that information was not shared with readers.


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