So yesterday was National Empanada Day but I would like to make a proposal that this glorious holiday should last for an entire week at the Jersey Shore.

And normally, the best of the best is where we want to be!

So, here are the top Empanada joints at the Jersey Shore.

Lidia's Cuban Kitchen

117 Union Avenue, Ortley Beach
(908) 272-8226

Try the spinach/manchego cheese empanada! TO. DIE. FOR.

Empanada Guy

Truck: Brick
Restaurant: Freehold Raceway Mall
(888) 625-7765

I have personally tried Empanada Guy on multiple occasions, and you honestly can't make a wrong choice. My top two favorites are the chicken and pulled pork empanadas!

The Asbury Dawg

428 Main Street, Asbury Park
(973) 698-3733
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This spot supposedly moves around Asbury Park so make sure to check their Facebook Page on a regular basis. The beef and lamb empanadas were something that stood out because these types are not seen just anywhere these days.


67 Seaview Ave, Long Branch
(732) 483- 6218
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This colorful seaside stand has me drooling over the 17 different empanadas on their menu. I think I am about to go right now for the Buffalo Chicken!

For other top Empanada locations in New Jersey, check out the full list at

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