Argentinean ex-pats and local devotees line up for these El Porteño‘s hand-made empanadas. El Porteño owner Joseph Ahearne got the recipe for his buttery and flaky empanada pastry from his Argentinean grandmother. El Porteño uses the best local ingredients in the empanadas. An example of empanada offerings include: The Carne – filled with Prather Ranch Organic Dry-Aged Grass Feed Beef, Pimiento Stuffed Olives, Raisins, Hard-Boiled Eggs; The Pollo – filled with Fulton Valley All Natural Chicken, Chicken Chorizo, Raisins, Olives; and not to be missed the Fugazzeta – plump with Aged Cheddar Shaved Organic Onions, and Oregano. Seasonal empanadas are offered as well: The Acelga – filled with Swiss chard, gruyere, pine nuts, and raisins.
There are always specialty cookies available like the delicious Alfajores de Dulce de Leche, which for those of you who don’t know are Argentine cookies joined together with dulce de leche. You can also order special empanada platters for pick up.