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  • 2012 Fiorano (Boncompagni Ludovisi) Bianco Vino da Tavola – Italy, Latium, Vino da Tavola (12/6/2017)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Windex, lychee and yellow pears. Flavors of lemon, lime and apricot. Medium acidity, light to medium body. Drink over the next few years. (90 points)

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  • 2004 Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos – France, Burgundy, Chablis, Chablis Grand Cru (12/10/2017)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of orange foam, lychee and wet stones. Flavors of lychee, peach nectar and apricots. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next couple of years. Pretty dang tasty right now. (93 points)

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  • 2007 Saxum James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/8/2017)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Tasted over about two hours.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Attractive nose of soapstone, lavender, loganberry and plums. Flavors of black raspberries, loganberries and dark, chewy plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next few years. Ready to go. (95 points)

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Empa Mundo
3977 N Belt Line Rd
Irving, TX 75038
(972) 746-4516
Empa Mundo

Empa Mundo Guava and Cheese Empanada

Empa Mundo Guava and Cheese Empanada

December 7, 2017

Empa Mundo is a husband and wife operated restaurant located on the western side of Irving. Central to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Empa Mundo has been serving up tasty empanadas and alfajores to devoted fans of the likes you might see wandering the streets of old town Buenos Aires. The focus here is solely on empanadas with a sweet nod to alfajores to finish out a satisfying meal of Argentinian comfort food.

All empanadas are $2.99 each making them the deal of the century if you’ve ever spent the time to make these at home. Well worth the price of entry. Empa Mundo serves 18 flavors of empanada, plenty enough to satiated the pickiest of eaters. I’ve dined at Empa Mundo on multiple occassions as of this writing and I have to say I’ve absolutely loved every single flavor of empanada I’ve had. On this particular visit I started round one with my favorites the Criolla and the Humita. The Criolla is filled with ground beef, onions, olives, raisins and eggs. Perfectly balanced between savory and a hint of sweet this perfectly prepared empanada is moist and packed full of flavor. Along with it I had the Humita which is filled with corn, onions, cheese and white sauce. My nod albeit a weak one to something vegetables this empanada is also packed with flavor, ooey gooey to use a technical term and perfectly prepared as well. I won’t go into detail on the other rounds ordered but I also had the Chilipanzinga, Chicken Gordon Bleu and Chorizo empanadas and all were equally good in their own right. I even purchased a few Guava & Cheese and Nutella & Banana “to go” for breakfast the next morning. Fresh or leftover Empa Mundo is dishing out some tasty treats.

Service is counter service. You take a glossed menu and wax pencil and write your order down and present it at the counter where it is prepared fresh to order. Attire is casual; shorts and a t-shirt are more than enough to get you in the door of this very casual, strip center location. There is plenty of parking available in the lot in front of the restaurant. Empa Mundo allows BYOB so if you’re dining in be sure and bring a bottle of your favorite Malbec and enjoy a glass over a couple of rounds of empanadas. Don’t forget to bring your own stemware.

Empa Mundo: highly recommended for those seeking their empanada and alfajore fix.

  • 2009 Sine Qua Non On The Lam – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (12/6/2017)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Yellow color in he glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ocean spray, graham crackers and waxy pears. Flavors of grapefruit rind, apricot and lemon curd. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. Next couple of years. (93 points)

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  • 2014 San Marcos Creek Zinfandel Estate – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (12/5/2017)
    WIML88

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Straightforward nose of mixed dark fruits that carry straight through to the palate. Not a lot of complexity here. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium body. Drink now. (88 points)

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  • 2007 La Motte Pierneef Collection Shiraz-Grenache – South Africa, Coastal Region, Franschhoek Valley (11/21/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of flowers, currants and plums. Earthy flavors up front of Bing cherries, red berries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next couple of years. (92 points)

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