Golden's Empanada Express Grill graduates from a trailer to a restaurant
|Pabellon Criollo empanada from Empanada Grill|
True, the shirts weren't exactly flying off the shelves when I stopped in for lunch earlier this week, but the excellent arepas, empandas (impossibly puffy and lighter than air), and cachapas, irresistibly delicious corn pancakes with blackened surfaces paved with white cheese, commanded a posse of fans. There's no liquor license, but the fresh fruit juices -- cantaloupe, passion fruit, pineapple, coconut, papaya, guava and mango -- are vast improvements over the sodas in the fridge.
For those of you who frequented the Empanada Grill in its earlier incarnation, you'll be happy to know that the owners have expanded their hours from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday. For more info, call 720-226-4701.