The Argentine restaurant Empanada Man is even further proof that Lake Forest is the ethnic food center in south county. Located in a rather remote and ... More
The Argentine restaurant Empanada Man is even further proof that Lake Forest is the ethnic food center in south county. Located in a rather remote and industrial area, Empanada Man's 14 kinds of oven-baked, golden-brown and flaky empanadas make up enough reasons for the drive, for either a casual meal at the restaurant or a few dozen to-go for a party at home. For a small order, try the mixed half-dozen or dozen and decide which flavors are your favorite each flavor has a group of royal fans. For to-go, make sure you pack enough chimichurri sauce a flavorful blend of parsley, olive oil, vinegar and lemon. The pizzas are also very popular; try Casa Deluxe, Eugazeta or Special.
Food is ok but the service is poor. Today will be my last time that I deal with this place.Person on the phone is rude and does not care if you buy from them or competing resturant. Price for pizza is cheap, but empanada's are pricey for the size/quantity served.
For lunch you have to spend $50 + 10% tip for local area delivery. Dinner does not have the same rules. What gives....nickel and dime you for cheese and dough.
There's a wide variety of delicious empanadas - try the 3 empanada combo (argentine ones are small) with a salad - you can choose a mix of empanadas to find the ones you like best. Don't know about the pizza & spaghetti for the locals who live nearaby - the servings looked like those you can get anywhere.