From Classic to Unique Fillings: Here’s a List of Where to Buy Empanadas in Metro Manila

Whether it’s to satisfy your cravings or to explore new flavors, we got you! We have rounded up a list of the top places to buy empanadas in Metro Manila, so you can grab a bite of this popular pastry! With their crispy pastry shells and delicious fillings, empanadas are truly one of the well-loved snacks in the Philippines. From classic Ilocos empanadas and traditional beef empanadas to unique fillings like French onion soup and ubod, here are some of your delicious options!

Mama Empanada


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Mama Empanada offers a wide variety of empanadas, including classic beef, chicken, and cheese flavors. Taste these family recipes kept by three generations of mamas since 1979 in any of their branches: Makati (Rustan’s Supermarket Makati and Rustan’s Marketplace in Power Plant Mall), San Juan (Rustan’s Marketplace in Santolan Town Plaza), and Mandaluyong, (Rustan’s Marketplace in Shangri-la Mall). These empanadas are also available for delivery via GrabFood and foodpanda.

Empanada Nation

Empanada Nation brings the taste of Ilocos to Metro Manila with their bagnet, longganisa, and of course–empanada! Ilokanos craving for the taste of home can visit their branches in Quezon City (Cyberpark 1 Araneta Center and Headquarters QC), Valenzuela (NLEX Drive and Dine), Pasig (Pioneer Center), Taguig (RCBC Corporate Center and Venice Piazza), and Makati (San Lorenzo Mall and Makati Med). They also have an in-house delivery service, or you can order via GrabFood and foodpanda.

Casa Empanada


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Casa Empanada offers ubod, beef with mushroom, chicken teriyaki, and other savory variety of empanadas at a very affordable price! You’ve probably seen this food stall in malls such as Landmark Makati, Market Market Taguig, Festival Alabang, Unimart Greenhills, SM North, and more. Next time you’re there, stop by for a quick bite!

Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale features a variety of food stalls, including ones that sell empanadas. For example, there’s El Angelicious’ Ilocos Empanada selling their crunchy handheld pie filled with longganisa, egg, and shredded papaya–best enjoyed dipped in vinegar! This popular food market in Metro Manila is currently located at Robinson’s Antipolo, Fort Santiago-Intramuros, and Rizal Park.

Chingolo Deli & Kitchen

Chingolo Deli & Kitchen is the steak restaurant of celebrity brothers-in-law Erwan Heussaff and Nico Bolzico. Located in the UPRC III building in Chino Roces Extension Makati, they feature Argentinian and Brazilian grass-fed beef in their offerings. The Bolzico Beef products are also used in their empanadas that are available in Original Beef, Creamy Beef and Mushroom, Cheesy Beef BBQ, Chili and Cheese, and Birria! You may also order these via GrabFood.

Cafe Adriatico


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Cafe Adriatico is an established restaurant in Malate, but they also have branches in SM Mall of Asia and Gateway Mall. A swell choice for family gatherings, they serve classic Filipino dishes and then some, including Pork Empanaditas–cute-sized empanadas stuffed with minced pork, raisins, and vegetables!

Farinas Ilocos Empanada

Farinas Ilocos Empanada is home to delicious and authentic Ilokano goods and according to them, these goods are made with ingredients shipped daily directly from Ilocos! With various branches in and outside of the Metro, you can have Ilocos empanadas delivered to your doorstep via GrabFood and foodpanda in twos or group boxes!

Casa Luisa


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Casa Luisa delivers artisanal Filipino delicacies including their specialty empanadas in exciting sweet and savory options! You can choose from Beef Rendang; Pizza Alla Diavola; French Onion Soup; Chorizo Fundido; Mushroom, Truffle, Goat Cheese; Mango Cheese Sampaguita; and more! Intrigued? You may place your orders online and then pick them up in Makati or San Pedro, Laguna.



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Halfsaints, located in Sgt. Esguerra Avenue Quezon City, is a female-owned bakery and café. Boasting “hearty and soul-nourishing mains and baked goods,” their Mushroom and Cheese Sofrito Empanada is a must-try! Its spiced flaky pie crust is filled with garlic, onion, tomatoes, pimiento, chili, cilantro, fresh button mushrooms, and cheese. And those who prefer it may have a box of 6 delivered by placing an order on their website ( where you can also find storage and reheating instructions.

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