Born in Monterrey Mexico, Founder and Chef Ruben Frias shares his treasured family recipes he grew up making with aunts and uncles. What resonated most with Ruben was how chiles like ancho and guajillo paired with different cuts of meats. His empanadas are a cultivation of the intense flavors of Mexico and the joy of sharing good food with family and friends”.
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.
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.