Julia’s Empanadas Adds Curried Chicken Option

by Prince Of Petworth January 14, 2013 at 12:00 pm 13 Comments

1221 Connecticut Ave, NW

For as long as I can remember Julia’s has offered the same six empandas (I’m addicted to the Salteñas) at all of their locations. So I was excited to see a new option on the permanent menu – Curried Chicken. Anyone try it yet? What’s your favorite empanda from Julia’s?

  • BitterElitist

    Their empanadas are too damn sweet.

    • Anonymous

      To each their own, but I have never understood why people like this place.

  • Los

    Their “salteñas” are the most disgusting salteñas I’ve ever ate in my life. They belong in the trash. I would never under any circumstance give them to anyone as an example of what a salteña is. If you ever been to La Paz, you know what I’m talking about.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      I’m open to trying others – where do you recommend I get a good salteña in DC?

      • Los

        You gotta thru known Bolivian associates. Most of the decent ones are made in non-authorized garages and basements. I get mine from a friend of a friend, they are nothing worth writing home about, but will do in a pinch. I know of no place that I would order from for an office pot-luck.

        • You know what else you can get from “known Bolivian associates”…

      • Anonymous

        Tutto Bene out in Ballston supposedly has the best salteñas in the area. As usual, you have to venture out of the comfort zone of DC in order to find the best ethnic foods that the area has to offer.

      • I had a good one recently at llajtaymanta in falls church. I’ve never tried the one at Julia’s so I don’t know how they compare.

  • Los


    I’ve heard of this place from a few compatriots, but I can’t saw I’ve tried them.

  • purpleflyingpiglets

    I’ve always enjoyed Julia’s. Yes, the crusts are a bit sweet, but I think they go nicely with the savory fillings. The only one I’ve ever consistently not liked is the spinach and cheese one–way too bland. Curious about this new one. Fair enough that they may not be fully authentic–the Jamaican ones don’t taste like the ones in Jamaica, it’s true. But they’re tasty, and that’s really a lot more important.

  • keck

    They have a new flavor because they got rid of the turkey, which is heartbreaking to me

    • b-ro

      Hear, hear. The turkey one was the best. Bring back the turkey empanada!

  • ThisGuy

    I tried the curry empanada. It’s effing delicious!!!


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