Searching for a quick bite with Latin zest in Midtown Manhattan? Look no further! Sur Empanada Factory & Bakery has transplanted the flavors and spices of Argentina right to the heart of New York City. This small bakery and café is located on Lexington Avenue between 54th and 55th Streets.
Established in the fall of 2013, the café, bursting with unique flavors, provides a wonderful array of Argentinian delicacies; from savory empanadas to croissants filled with traditional dulce de leche. Sur is the first authentic Argentine bakery in New York City and was founded by Debora Caprov, a native of Buenos Aires who wanted to bring the gastronomical delights of her country to Manhattan.
Empanadas are a quintessential aspect of Argentine cuisine and are eaten quite frequently throughout Latin America. Sur offers these fried Latin pastries with a variety of customary fillings ranging from spicy beef to the special Matambre literally meaning “kill hunger” in Spanish, that is filled with thin flank steak unique to Argentina and Uruguay. We recommend the beef Criolla empanada, a flavorful mixture of meat and onions priced at $3.30. For dessert, try a sugar-coated churro filled with dulce de leche for just $1.60 coupled with a small regular coffee for $2.00. Either after work or for a fast lunch break, head over to 54th and Lex for a delightful taste of Argentina!
More of Our Top Picks:
- Argentinian Croissant with Ham & Cheese – $4.85
- “Asado” Short ribs & Malbec wine Empanada – $4.50
- “Bolas de Fraile” Argentinian Donut – $1.60
- Argentine Croissant with Dulce de Leche – $2.30
Price Range: $
Neighborhood: Midtown East
Hours: Monday to Friday – 8:30am to 7pm
Saturday – 10:30am to 6pm
Sunday – Closed
Transit: Subway E,M to Lexington Ave/53rd Street