experience the evolution of mexican food


Born in Monterrey Mexico, Chef Ruben Frias shares his treasured family recipes he grew up making with aunts and uncles. “We create authentic, organic empanadas and tamales to cultivate the joy of sharing good food.  More and more, people want to know where their food is coming from and how it was grown or raised. Our handcrafted empanadas begin with organic meats slow-cooked in Mexican chiles, filled with vegetables and non-gmo Mexican cheeses and baked to a golden brown. Together we cultivate the joy of sharing good food.”

The Empanada Shop started out as a small USDA certified organic manufacturing plant, the first of it's kind making certified organic empanadas with non-GMO grass-fed meats, vegetables and chiles for wholesale distribution into stores like Whole Foods.

in 2017, we moved our USDA plant to Redondo Beach and opened up the front of the shop to sell hot empanadas and tamales to-go, made with organic ingredients.

“The Empanada Shop aims to create a new clean Mexican food experience in the fast casual and frozen food markets.” 

Ruben & Charlene Frias

Ruben & Charlene Frias

Come visit us at The Empanada Shop, 1908 Artesia Blvd. in Redondo Beach, California.