A new restaurant is making a go of it at the Northwest Professional Center, 2925 West TC Jester Boulevard. The Empanada Company has been open for almost two weeks said owner Rosie Paz.
Paz said that things are going “pretty good” so far and that last Saturday was really busy. The restaurant is getting customers from the office complex and Paz said she is still trying to get the word out to the greater community.
“This is a great location,” said Paz. “I want people to try my empanadas.”
Paz said that the empanadas are Mexican style and that everything for them is made in house.
“I don’t see [this style] much in town,” she said.
While croissants and kolaches are also on the breakfast menu, people want empanadas for breakfast too, so she is making them with breakfast fillings.
Other empanadas come stuffed with diced beef, marinated chicken, marinated tuna, shrimp, chorizo sausage, avocado and more. The price per empanada ranges from $1.99 to $2.19. Each week, there a special, featured empanada offered for $1.59.
There are also dessert empanadas with pineapple and cream cheese, cherry and cream cheese, and apple and cajeta which is Mexican caramel sauce. Ojarascas, which are a Mexican cookie, and Alfajores are available as well.
“Alfajores are South American,” said Paz. “It’s a cookie sandwich with caramel and coconut.”
The Empanada Company is Paz’ first breakfast place, although she also owns La Vista tortas & mas which serves tortas and tacos at 2021 Mangum Road and 15754 FM 529 Rd.
Previous restaurants in the space include Black Forest Café and Biskit Junkie, which later moved to a location on Westheimer Road.