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  • 2004 Dominio del Plata Malbec BenMarco – Argentina, Mendoza (1/3/2018)
    WIML89

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, smoke, pepper and black berries. Flavors of berries, cherries and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now if not yesterday. (89 points)

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  • 2008 Luca Malbec – Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco (12/11/2017)
    WIML91

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

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blueberry, smoke and plum. Flavors of berries, plums and a hint of cherries. Medium acidity, fully resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. Do not hold. (91 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.

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  • 2008 Luca Malbec – Argentina, Mendoza, Valle de Uco (3/18/2017)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about an hour.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberries, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black berries, plums and loganberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the next few years. Ready to go. (92 points)

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  • 2006 Bodega Catena Zapata Nicolás Catena Zapata – Argentina, Mendoza (1/25/2017)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of boysenberry, leather, smoke and plum. Flavors of boysenberry, raspberry, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied.. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Bodega Bressia Royale Brut Nature – Argentina, Mendoza, Lujan de Cuyo, Agrelo (12/31/2014)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with medium, steady beading. Lovely, fresh nose of green apples, anjou pears and lemon spritzer. Crisp, clean flavors of green apples, lemon-lime soda with an underlying hint of creaminess. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2011 Cruz Alta Chardonnay Reserva – Argentina, Mendoza (9/1/2014)
    WIML87

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Light aromas of vanilla, hazelnut, creme fraiche and mixed yellow fruits. Flavors of lemon, yellow apple, yellow pear, a dash of creme fraiche on a medium finish. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the next year or two. (87 points)

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